Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers
With just hours remaining before the deadline, the New York Mets struck what turned out to be the most influential deal of the 2015 season, when they acquired slugging Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers in return for a pair of minor league prospects. The Tigers got Luis Cessa and Michael Fulmer out of the deal, and the Mets got Cespedes who would go on to turn the Mets 2015 season around. In 57 games with the Mets, Cespedes slugged 17 home runs, 44 RBIs, 14 doubles, and 4 triples. He hit .287 over that span, and provided the spark to the Mets offense that allowed them to win the National League East, and eventually the National League pennant before falling to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Cespedes then re-signed with the Mets this past January for three more seasons, of course with an opt-out after the first season if he desires to enter the free agent market again after the 2016 season.