From Bleacher Report
Cespedes inked a four-year, $110 million contract with the Mets prior to the 2017 campaign. At the time, it was a bold move by a franchise looking to reascend the October stage.
Today, it's an unmitigated albatross and a payroll fail that should spark a full-scale, everything-must-go sell-off.
The Mets won the NL pennant in 2015 and grabbed a wild-card berth in 2016. Backed by their stable of stud pitchers and an offense fronted by Cespedes, they were a rising force in the Senior Circuit.
Read more hereGuys, you all, AAAAAAAALLL told the Mets to resign him. You all said this what they had to do. Don't change your perspective now. I wanted them to keep Murphy.