The New York Mets think this guy is worth $1 million per home run

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Slugger Yoenis Cespedes just signed a four-year, $110 million extension with the New York Mets. That breaks down to $27.5 million per year, making Cespedes the highest paid outfielder in baseball. 

A couple weeks ago, we calculated just how much Aroldis Champan — the top free agent pitcher available this offseason — is looking to make, per inning and per pitch. An international signee from Cuba, Cespedes was the premier outfielder on the market. 

What does $27.5 million look like over the course of a season?

Cespedes is known for his power, so let’s see how much the Mets value it. He’s averaged 27.4 home runs over his five-year career, meaning he’d make about $1 million every time he knocks one out of the park in the next four years. Read more…

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