"It’s been the best month I’ve had in the last four years, because of the results that I’ve had and because, currently, I’m in the playoffs," Cespedes said of his time with the Mets. "This has been the most complete team that I’ve been a part of. So, I’m definitely really happy to stay here. I feel really good about being here."
Recently, the Mets and Cespedes's agent received approval from MLB that will allow him to negotiate with the Mets throughout the entire off season. Had the contract remained as is, the Mets would've been unable to sign Cespedes until May 15 once an exclusive five-day window expired after the World Series.
"I’m actually the person who told them to change it," Cespedes said.
In 42 games wit the Mets, Cespedes is hitting .302 with a .352 OBP and .676 SLG to go along with 17 home runs and 42 RBI.
Andrew Vazzano, SNY: The Cuban outfielder seems cool as a cucumber at all times, even when mashing balls 430 feet or more. Everything he said in this piece reflects that, too. Cespedes said everything you'd like to hear as a Mets fan short of "I'm re-signing for not a lot of money!" It's going to be interesting when Cespedes, Jay-Z and Sandy Alderson sit at a table together, but the time to worry about that is down the road. If Cespedes has enjoyed his time here so far, he'll fall in love with the team and the town if they get into the playoffs, go deep and compete for a World Series. Nothing will show him the best of the city better than that.