New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed Tuesday night that bringing Yoenis Cespedes to the Bronx is not in their bests interests as they focus on other needs and one could be reacquiring Aroldis Chapman the relief pitcher. The Washington Nationals, reportedly in the mix to acquire Cespedes are also back in the mix.
Though according to a source, the Nationals, willing to look at a five year deal for Cespedes, are testing other options before moving further in discussions to land the outfielder. The Dodgers, Giants and Blue Jays have become the competition with the Mets as all are in need of a power hitter and outfielder.
Again, a need for Cespedes and to get him is contingent on how many years and at what price?
The Mets have definitely opened the door to discussing five-years for Cespedes. And, again that depends at what cost. As previously reported here from a source close to the situation, Cespedes has reiterated that the Mets are his first preference and requested to get a deal done soon.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson has not changed direction in a timetable to possibly getting a deal done. As previously reported, Alderson was targeting a deal during or prior to the Winter Meetings that begin Dec. 5.
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