New York Mets Are Trading Yoenis Cespedes, Jed Lowrie
The New York Mets are trading Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie, if only they can find a buyer for them.
With spring training just around the corner, New York has no choice but to proceed with Cespedes and Lowrie as though they will members of the team all year.
That said, if management had its way, both would already be gone.
According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets want to deal both Cespedes and Lowrie before spring training starts.
Unfortunately, nobody seems to want them all that much.
Cespedes was out all year last season and has not played a full campaign since 2015.
He is owed $11 million just for making the Opening Day roster, which is more of a financial commitment than most are willing to make for him.
The 36-year-old Lowrie is no prize either.
He played in a mere nine outings in 2019 and is set to receive $10 million in 2020.
Mets would be more than happy to trade Cespedes and Lowrie before spring training, but this has proven difficult for obvious reasons.
— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) January 21, 2020
The only team that has shown even marginal interest in him is the Oakland A’s, but there has been no serious movement on that front.
Barring something crazy happening between now and spring training, these guys likely are not going anywhere any time soon.