Kallet: Cespedes Deal Represents Significant Step Forward By MetsIn late October, I wrote that I understood why Mets general manager Sandy Alderson might be wary of breaking the bank for Yoenis Cespedes. Predictably, I was ridiculed to no end by loyal Cespedes fans.
Sweeny: Yankees Get Righty Power Bat In Veteran HollidayThe Yankees opened business for everyone at the Winter Meetings on Sunday night, agreeing with veteran slugger Matt Holliday on a one-year, $13 million deal.
Mets, Rene Rivera Reach Agreement On 1-Year DealThe Mets acquired Rivera last season after he was released by the Rays. He played in 65 games, batting .222 with six home runs.
Palladino: Forget Money Already Spent, Alderson Has More Big Holes To FillIf anyone thinks the moves the Mets have made so far this offseason put them among the two best teams in the NL, they'd be wrong.
Yankees Thought To Be A Finalist For EncarnacionThe Yankees are in the market for a designated hitter after forcing Alex Rodriguez into retirement in August and trading away Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann.
Crisis Averted: MLB Players, Owners Reach Tentative Labor DealAfter days of near round-the-clock talks, negotiators reached a verbal agreement about 3 1/2 hours before the expiration of the current pact.
After Signing 4-Year Deal, Cespedes Says He Wants To Retire A MetYoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets have finalized a $110 million, four-year contract.
Mets Trade Verrett To Orioles, Reportedly Looking To Deal Bruce Or GrandersonThe Mets are reportedly trying to trade away one of their left-handed-hitting outfielders, but which one might be on the move?
Cespedes, Mets Reach Agreement On 4-Year, $110M DealThe deal's $27.5 million average annual value ties former Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the second-highest among position players, trailing only Miguel Cabrera's $29.2 million with Detroit.
10 Highest Paid New York/New Jersey AthletesYoenis Cespedes' new four-year, $110 million contract makes him the highest paid athlete in local team sports.
Heyman: Mets Show Interest In Trading For J.D. MartinezCespedes, however, remains "by far and away" the Mets' top outfield target.
Sweeny: Reggie Jackson Signing Changed The Way Yankees Do BusinessForty years ago Tuesday, the Yankees made the move that has pretty much defined what everyone seems to believe the Yankees will do every winter. They brought the big star to Broadway.

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