The Mets won’t have to fight an artificial deadline if they want to keep Yoenis Cespedes in Queens for the long haul.The team and Cespedes’ agent have agreed to remove a clause in the outfielder’s contract that would only have given the Mets five days after the end of the World Series to https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/matt-moore-jersey re-sign him, the New York Post reports.MORE: MLB’s worst contractsUnder the terms of the four-year, $36 million deal Cespedes is wrapping up this season, his current employer would have had to sign him quickly or wait until the following May 15 neither a likely proposition the way MLB contract negotiations tend to unfold. That provision had many Tigers fans hoping after Detroit dealt Cespedes to the Mets at the July 31 trade deadline that the slugger would turn right around and return to the Motor City in the offseason.It was probably nevergoing to be that simple, but now the equation is far more complex. Especially considering what has transpired since the trade.The Mets ended the day they acquired Cespedes with a 53-50 record, sitting two games behind the Nationals. They have since roared into https://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/martin-perez-jersey first place in the NL East, going 23-11 through Monday while the Nats went 17-19 in the same stretch. Cespedes has been right in the middle of that rise, hitting .311/.358/.669 with 13 homers in 34 games for New York.The better he performs on the big stage he already has a .920 career OPS in the postseason the higher his price tag will be this offseason. That might makehttps://www.rangersedges.com/texas-rangers/adrian-beltre-jerseythe Mets’ newfound breathing room in contract negotiations moot, but at least they’ll have a better chance to keep him around. And Cespedes’ agent will have one more built-in big-market suitor to use as leverage in talks with other teams.