This is really, really good news.
When the Mets acquired Yoenis Cespdes from the Tigers, there was all the initial excitement that comes with trading for a major superstar.
But then, as Mets fans learned more about their new favorite player, there was some cause for a more reserved type of excitement.
Cespedes has a bizarre contract that really limits the chances that the Mets will be able to resign him.
Until now, that is.
All of that contract jargon meant it was likely this was a rental.
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However, it came out as news today, just a short while ago, that the Mets and Cespedes have restructured his contract. Now, the 5-day post-World Series window is gone, and the Mets can make offers to Cespedes like any other team might.
What does this mean?
It (might) mean that Cespedes actually wants to remain a Met.
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It's a great sign that the Mets and Cespedes's representatives are having successful negotiations. Even if the conversation about a long-term contract hasn't come up yet, it's important that GM Sandy Alderson strike up a positive relationship with Cespedes's agents, making the pair that much more likely to want to work together in the future.
Does this suddenly mean it's likely that Cespedes signs a long-term deal with the Mets? No.