Role and contract status for 2018
Cespedes is in year two of a four-year deal and will be making $29 million.
Yoenis will slot into left field on virtually an everyday basis in 2018. It’s possible that new Mets Manager Mickey Callaway will look to schedule more rest days throughout the season for him in order to help keep his legs fresh. It also remains to be seen where he will slot into the batting order. The team has still yet to fill out their roster and we don’t know how Callaway will go about constructing his lineups. It is reasonable to expect him to slot into the three hole or cleanup spot.
The organization has made it clear they intend to contend in 2018. When the team was playing at its highest level the last three seasons, it always seemed that Cespedes was a large reason why. There may be no other position player more important to the clubs hopes then number fifty-two.