Latest On Yoenis Cespedes

1:15pm: According to an executive familiar with the international market, the Yankees, Tigers, and Marlins have been the clubs with the strongest interest in Cespedes, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.

8:40am: Teams will be lining up to sign 26-year-old Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes as soon as he is declared a free agent, though we still don't know exactly when that will happen. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports spoke to a source (Twitter link) who indicated that the "time frame difficult to say," but it could happen during the "latter half (of the winter meetings) or after."

In yesterday's feature, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says industry buzz is that it will take upwards of $50MM to sign Cespedes, if not more. Roughly two-thirds of the teams pursuing him believe he can remain in center field with the others expecting him to move to right. One executive compared Cespedes to Cameron Maybin, albeit with more power and less speed.


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68 Comments on "Latest On Yoenis Cespedes"


Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Is that really a good comparison for somebody that ask for that kind of money, and has never played an inning in the MLB?

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stl_cards16
3 years 7 months ago

I would say that executive isn’t too interested at his current price.

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3 years 7 months ago

right now the entire roster of the WWE is filing to become MLB free agents.

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MattCMoore
3 years 7 months ago

Why do you keep saying that they expect him to play Center or Right? Cant he play Left too??

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wrestlingcritic
3 years 7 months ago

he could, but he has a great rightfielders arm and a centerfielders speed.

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Brendan
3 years 7 months ago

I more or less compared him to Andruw Jones when he was with Atlanta. Great power, speed, and glove.

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ZZZZZIPPP
3 years 7 months ago

WHEN DID YOU DO THAT

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Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 7 months ago

Just now.

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Lunchbox45
3 years 7 months ago

whoa whoa whoa

Andruw Jones was unreal on atlanta. thats a huge comparison and I’m willing to bet he never becomes that good

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fenwayfan222
3 years 7 months ago

red sox are looking for a right handed hitting right fielder i say this is the guy. they should bring back fellow dominican david ortiz to help recruit him.

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Tigerfan93
3 years 7 months ago

Too bad Cespedes isn’t really Dominican.

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Will M
3 years 7 months ago

Or Dominican, at all. 

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lefty177
3 years 7 months ago

he’s going to be very soon

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SouthPawRyno
3 years 7 months ago

I see an ignorant Red Sox fan has infiltrated this site…

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vonhayesdays
3 years 7 months ago

one ?  

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fenwayfan222
3 years 7 months ago

lol im really not that bad. honest mistake. 

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fenwayfan222
3 years 7 months ago

embarrassing…

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

get em, and Solar too

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MattCMoore
3 years 7 months ago

Its Solder.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

You’re both wrong, it’s Soler.

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ImperialStout
3 years 7 months ago

ALL wrong! It is Zoltar!!

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3 years 7 months ago

Man, that Princess was friggin’ *hot*. There I am, age six, and absolutely clear on my sexual orientation. Thank you, Sandy Frank!