No surprise that Cespedes has opted out, and the Mets have exercised Jay Bruce's and Jose Reyes's options. Smart move to make a qualifying offer to Walker imo: Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out of Mets Deal, Ringing Opening Bell of Free Agency I would love to sign Cespedes again but I'm not as optimistic that he's going to fall into our lap for a third time; nor do I believe Sandy will overpay for him. If we're going to overpay for anyone, I'd like it to be a star catcher. But I don't know who qualifies and is available and I'm not overwhelmed by the free agents: Travis d'Arnaud, Matt Wieters and the Mets' catching situation I had not heard about Familia's arrest last week. That could be a huge problem.