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Yoenis Cespedes' return dampens Michael Conforto's potential

Michael Conforto is ready to be a consistent fantasy contributor, but the return of Yoenis Cespedes brings into question whether that will happen in a Mets uniform. David Hahn/Icon Sportswire

Perhaps the New York Mets felt they had no choice but to ink a new and rather expensive contract to keep top power threat Yoenis Cespedes in their employ for another four years. Tuesday's news is hardly a shock and might not even be the wrong move. Organizations in the bigger markets generally flaunt their money, and the Mets stood to feel the considerable wrath of an eager fan base if they let the fellow who, in 189 games with the club since July 2015, had homered 48 times and knocked in 130 runs. Mets fans don’t want to wait for prospects to blossom and they don’t care about having too many outfielders on the roster. As if! They just want immediate wins.