It's the middle of January, and Yoenis Cespedes does not have a contract. The Mets are reportedly interested in bringing back their previously rented star, but only on a short-term deal. The question is whether or not Cespedes may be willing to accept such a deal. Since no team seems to be knocking down his door to offer a six year deal, will the market come back to Mets' standards? Did Yoenis enjoy his time in New York, and respect the pitching staff to a point where he prefers to play in Queens?
Then there's Justin Upton. He could also be the big bat the Mets need, but where would he play in the field? Would the Mets move the pieces around to make room for Upton? Will Upton accept a (very) short-term deal?
Gerrardo Parra has signed with the Rockies. The Rockies now have an abundance to outfielders, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez to name a couple. Should the Mets be trying to engineer a deal with Colorado?
Then there's the yearly question of the bullpen. Antonio Bastardo is out there, but guess what? The Mets want him on a short-term deal. Does this make sense? What are the options?
Join Rising Apple's Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, and me, Rich Sparago at 9 pm, January 14th to discuss these and other Mets matters. Give us a call to join the conversation at 646-929-0337.
Looking forward to talking some Mets baseball!