According to New York Sports Day, the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes have rekindled talks of returning to the team on a one or two-year deal. Mets fans had all but given up hope that the Cuban-born superstar would return to Queens this offseason, but it's now a realistic scenario that Cespedes could be back in orange and blue for 2016.
The market for Cespedes has yet to fully develop as the Angels, Giants and Tigers reportedly expressed interest, but serious negotiations have yet to take place. The Braves have recently throw their hat in the ring for the Cespedes sweepstakes.
Cespedes has publicly stated his desire to return to New York, but the Mets lack of payroll flexbility prevented them from making a long-term offer to the mega-star.
The Mets are aiming to consummate a deal that would be financially rewarding for the power-hitting outfielder, but not handcuff the organization from resigning star pitchers: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey down the road.