Report: “Increasing belief” Mets let Yoenis Cespedes leave in free agency

If you are a fan of the New York Mets, you might want to soak in these moments of watching Yoenis Cespedes play outfield everyday at Citi Field because his time with the Mets is likely almost over.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that there is an “increasing belief” that the Mets will let Cespedes leave in free agency.

Cespedes, 30, was a mid-season trade acquisition by the Mets and it’s fair to say that he is a big reason why the team is currently in the World Series. He has been everything the Mets asked for and then some.

In 57 regular season games with the team, he hit a solid .287 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI. In the playoffs, Cespedes played well in the Division and Championship series, but has struggled in the World Series, hitting an underwhelming .154 with zero home runs and one RBI.

That being said, Cespedes figures to do very well in free agency and it would not be a surprise if his contract hit the $150 million mark. He is a great hitter and a fantastic athlete and the only questions surrounding Cespedes are about his character, but there will be plenty of teams willing to add a player of his talents.

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