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Alderson: Mets are “very interested” in re-signing Cespedes

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets reacts after a catch during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field on September 18, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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Sandy Alderson met with the media yesterday. It was the first time since the end of the season that he did so. And the Mets media -- and all of Mets fandom -- has only one question: what’s up with Yoenis Cespedes?

Alderson said that he spoke to Yoenis Cespedes’ representatives 7-10 days ago. He said the Mets are very interested in re-signing Cespedes and said that he didn’t think the club would have any “absolute parameters” in terms of what they would be able to pay Cespedes. It’s a wide-open negotiation. He added, though, that he hoped to have the process with Cespedes concluded within a month, however it goes. If they can’t sign, Yo, the Mets want to be able to move on before the free agency pickings get slim.

Cespedes, as you know, exercised the opt-out clause in his contract over the weekend, leaving nearly $48 million on the table. After a year in which he hit .280/.354/.530 with 31 homers, he’s going to get a lot more than that.

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