Cespedes Gains Residency In Dominican Republic

Yoenis Cespedes has gained residency in the Dominican Republic according to agent Edgar Mercedes, reports MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The outfielder is now waiting to be declared a free agent by MLB.

The 26-year-old Cespedes went 5-for-35 with no walks and ten strikeouts in winter ball this month, and won't play again according to Baseball America's Ben Badler (on Twitter). Yesterday we heard that the Cubs, Marlins, and Tigers are the teams most actively targeting him, though the Prince Fielder signing presumably takes Detroit out of the running.


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117 Comments on "Cespedes Gains Residency In Dominican Republic"


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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

Today is a good day, pointless headline 1 and pointless headline 2 are gone!!! (Cespedes and Fielder) NOW BRING ON THE CRAP ABOUT E-JAX BEING WORTH 17MIL

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Josh Gedert
3 years 5 months ago

What headline amuses you?

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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

the interesting ones, “Fielder to Tigers” instead of “Fielder won’t sign today”, the “pineda for Montero” headlines, the action headlines…

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Paul Shailor
3 years 5 months ago

Yea now we can get more of the “Red Sox panicking and looking for everyone while realizing they have no cap room”

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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

as they put up the best record in baseball for 4 months of the year…

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Jason_F
3 years 5 months ago

…because that’s what every team strives for, to be the absolute best for 66% of the season.

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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

Lackey’s out for the year, that solves 32 losses

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Jason_F
3 years 5 months ago

Of course, because the guy who replaces him will magically win every single one of those games.

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Paul Shailor
3 years 5 months ago

Of course they will Jason! You are talking to red sox fanboys!

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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

i didn’t say that, but i’m pretty sure anybody can post an ERA better than 6

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Paul Shailor
3 years 5 months ago

The guys you brought up in September didnt…

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NickinIthaca
3 years 5 months ago

The best record in baseball doesn’t matter for a damned thing unless the team is raising a World Series banner, and getting their rings during an early homestand…

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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

new year, new outcome come October

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NickinIthaca
3 years 5 months ago

 My guess is Tiger’s fans are rejoicing at this logic.  Especially after their team actually upgraded this off-season.

There’s a reason that they play the games, and don’t just determine records based on the teams overall WAR above a .500 season (or whatever it would be based on). 

Anything can happen between now and October – that’s what makes baseball (and really all sports) so beautiful – it’s played by humans and not robots (mostly), who can have fluctuations, both positive and negative from their career norms that can determine the outcome of multiple teams seasons. 

Does anyone think that Sabean expected Cody Ross to be as integral to that WS Championship as he was when he claimed him (specifically to keep him from divisional rivals).  But he and Pat Burrell got hot down the stretch, and not only got the Giants into the Playoffs, but knocked the Padres out on the last day (as well as distancing themselves from the Rockies and Dodgers who were in it as well that season). 

Let the teams at least get to Spring Training before declaring World Series victors….

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Paul Shailor
3 years 5 months ago

Okay? Pirates were best team in the Central for half the season, sample sizes mean NOTHING. Its about the total product. But keep telling yourself whatever you need as your 90 win team keeps getting WORSE. Nick Punto. Sweeney. Ross. Lulz.

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Stonehands
3 years 5 months ago

Ross and Sweeney>Reddick and Drew…Punto was supposed to be a utility but that ship sailed when Cherington shipped Scutaro away for a pitcher who is arguably worse than Lackey

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BDLugz
3 years 5 months ago

Are you kidding me?  This is a rumor site.  If you only want news, go to ESPN and check out the headlines.

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inleylandwetrust
3 years 5 months ago

Stay away Dave…stay away

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3 years 5 months ago

Dombrowski or Hester?

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3 years 5 months ago

Dave Winfield.

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3 years 5 months ago

Since the Tigers appear to be out, and Theo and Jed most likely driving up the price, the Marlins look like the frontrunner.

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3 years 5 months ago

Thank you for restating what the story said.

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BillB325
3 years 5 months ago

Not really, it never said anything about the Cubs just trying to drive up the price. I think they didn’t go big after anyone so they could gear up for Cespedes and Soler.

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KeithLawSucksInStl
3 years 5 months ago

Marlins have got to be the favorite.

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Guest
3 years 5 months ago

Going to go out on a limb and say the Tigers are probably out of this one. But who knows, they might have a $300mm offseason spending spree in them too.