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Source: Mets had little interest in Yoenis Cespedes

11.11.14 at 12:53 am ET
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PHOENIX — Upon the Mets signing free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer Monday, murmurs throughout the Arizona Biltmore Hotel circulated regarding what it might mean for the Red Sox.

The Mets, with all their young starting pitching, were thought to be a good fit in a potential deal with the Red Sox considering New York’s need for a corner outfielder. It was believed that Yoenis Cespedes might be an outfielder the Mets had their eye on prior to inking Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million deal.

But according to a major league source, the Mets had little interest in trading for Cespedes even before locking up Cuddyer. Among the reasons given was the desire to acquire a player for more than just the year left on Cespedes’ contract.

Multiple executives at the general managers’ meetings did, however, believe that the likelihood is that Cespedes will be dealt at some point this offseason. In an interview with MLB Network Radio over the weekend, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that he has been receiving calls on all of the teams outfielders, without a particular emphasis on any one player.

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