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Amazin Avenue 15 hours ago
Amazin’ Avenue Winter Meetings Special, Day Five: Finale

Amazin’ Avenue Winter Meetings Special, Day Five: Finale

With the Winter Meetings having ended yesterday, we take a look at the state of the team looking forward, and what is left to be done this offseason. In the finale of the first (and potentially only?...) ever Amazin Avenue Winter Meetings Special, Kenny and Lukas discuss the Rick Porcello signing, and discuss how the starting rotation might play out. After, they review the Mets moves during the last few days, and discuss the state of the roster as it stands, and the remaining moves they feel need to be made before the season starts. They wrap up by discussing the Yoenis Cespedes contract...
Amazin Avenue 16 hours ago
Mets Morning News for December 14, 2019

Mets Morning News for December 14, 2019

Photo by Paul Bereswill/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets’ quest to keep their payroll under the luxury tax took an interesting turn yesterday, as it was revealed that the team and Yoenis Cespedes agreed to amend his contract, resulting in a sizably reduced 2020 salary. The strange transaction was the result of an injury investigation in regards to the mysterious ranch accident that resulted in multiple fractures in Cespedes’s right ankle. The newfound savings might have been what gave the Mets the willingness to sign...
Call to the Pen 17 hours ago

New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes amend current contract: a timeline

On Friday it was announced that Yoenis Cespedes has agreed to amend his current deal with the New York Mets. Here’s everything we know. It’s not often that a team, a player, the league, and the union come to a resolution on anything, let alone amending a player’s contract. Well, on Friday ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported […] New York Mets, Yoenis Cespedes amend current contract: a timeline - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple 20 hours ago

New York Mets add a new chapter to the strange Yoenis Cespedes saga

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will have to earn back all of the money he was originally set to get paid in 2020. Whenever Yoenis Cespedes is in the news it’s usually not a very good thing. The New York Mets slugger hasn’t had a single at-bat since mid-2018. Since re-upping with the club […] New York Mets add a new chapter to the strange Yoenis Cespedes saga - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Dec 13, 2019

How could Yoenis Cespedes' amended contract impact Mets heading into 2020 season?

Could the Mets now look to add more bullpen depth?
New York Post Dec 13, 2019

Mets get Yoenis Cespedes contract break after injury investigation

The Mets have successfully hog-tied Yoenis Cespedes’ earnings and provided themselves with payroll flexibility thanks to the ranch accident heard ’round the baseball world. On Friday, the Mets announced they had reached an agreement with Cespedes, their oft-injured outfielder, to “amend and restructure” his contract. According to an industry source, Cespedes’ salary for 2020 has...
NorthJersey.com Dec 13, 2019

Mets, Yoenis Cespedes reach agreement to restructure contract, lower 2020 salary

Yoenis Cespedes will make less than anticipated in 2020, as he and the Mets reached a deal to restructure the contract.       
Amazin Avenue Dec 13, 2019
Mets, Yoenis Cespedes agree to amend contract for 2020

Mets, Yoenis Cespedes agree to amend contract for 2020

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Details are still emerging on what exactly that means. The Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have agreed to an amended contract, as first reported by Andy Martino and Jeff Passan. While details are somewhat sparse, what’s known right now is that Cespedes remains under contract for the 2020 season and, according to Passan, the agreement will significantly lower his salary from its original amount of $29.5 million. Cespedes missed all of the 2019 season after having surgery for heel issues in both of his feet in late 2018. But Cespedes wound up missing even more time than...
SNY TV Dec 13, 2019

Sources: Mets reach agreement with Yoenis Cespedes to amend his contract for 2020

Cespedes remains under contract for the 2020 season.
Amazin Avenue Dec 12, 2019
Winter meetings round-up, Day 4: Mets sign Porcello, are inactive in Rule 5 Draft, maybe shopping a starter?

Winter meetings round-up, Day 4: Mets sign Porcello, are inactive in Rule 5 Draft, maybe shopping a starter?

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ The Mets get another starter, but may shop one? Huh? After signing Michael Wacha yesterday, the Mets continued their relative activity and signed Rick Porcello to a one-year, $10 million deal at the final day of the winter meetings. Porcello, coming off a not-great year for Boston, has been a rumored Met target for some time. Several reporters, starting with Ken Rosenthal, reported that, now that the Mets had a surplus of starting pitching, they may look to move a starter, paired with a salary dump player like Jed Lowrie or Yoenis Cespedes, to acquire a young...
Amazin Avenue Dec 12, 2019
Mets could look to trade starting pitcher after Porcello, Wacha signings

Mets could look to trade starting pitcher after Porcello, Wacha signings

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Because when you can go from Syndergaard and Wheeler to Porcello and Wacha, you must. With the Mets reportedly bringing on starting pitchers Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, the team seems to be in a position where it needs to/can trade one of its current starting pitchers to open a spot in the rotation. As Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweeted out today, that could happen as part of a move to ship out a contract like Jed Lowrie’s, though he also mentions the unlikely possibility of trading Yoenis Cespedes. The “logical” (and those are heavy...
Amazin Avenue Dec 10, 2019
Mets Morning News for December 10, 2019

Mets Morning News for December 10, 2019

Photo by Paul Bereswill/ Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Despite the impending sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen, it will be “business as usual” for the Mets this winter, according to Brodie Van Wagenen. The Mets’ general manager confirmed the team is looking to add some starting pitching and bullpen depth for the upcoming season. Yoenis Cespedes has begun a running program, in addition to hitting and throwing. Van Wagenen would not commit to the outfielder playing for the team in 2020. The team has a better grasp of “what...
New York Post Dec 10, 2019
Yoenis Cespedes isn’t giving up his Mets comeback attempt

Yoenis Cespedes isn’t giving up his Mets comeback attempt

SAN DIEGO – Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen on Monday at the MLB Winter Meetings indicated that Yoenis Cespedes, who has missed the last 1 ½ seasons recovering from surgery on both heels and ankle fractures, has begun a running program. Cespedes has also been hitting and throwing, but Van Wagenen isn’t ready to...

Injured Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes has started running, hitting and throwing again

SAN DIEGO – Will the real Yoenis Cespdes please stand up? Nearly three weeks after a video of Yoenis Cespedes taking batting practice was posted (and promptly deleted) on ex-Met Endy Chavez’s Instagram account, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the injured slugger has “resumed baseball...
SNY TV Dec 9, 2019

5 Takeaways from Mets' Brodie Van Wagenen's Winter Meetings availability, including Yoenis Cespedes' future

Van Wagenen was asked about the team's priorities at this point in the preseason, how the team's rotation may look without Zack Wheeler, and much more

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