Yoenis Cespedes Granted Free Agency

MLB has informed teams that Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a free agent, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. Cespedes, a client of Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group, recently gained residency in the Dominican Republic.

Earlier this week, it appeared that the Cubs, Marlins, and Tigers were the teams most actively targeting Cespedes. The White Sox, Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Phillies, Blue Jays and Rangers also appear to have some interest in Cespedes, but the Nationals aren’t involved


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TophersReds
3 years 7 months ago

The Mystery team is going to be all over this guy. I can’t wait.

GOTIGERS24
3 years 7 months ago

Mystery team=Detroit after signing prince nobody will expect it

Motor_City_Bombshell
3 years 7 months ago

Please, PLEASE no.

Hal_Jordan77
3 years 7 months ago

Mystery team=Houston

Something completely unexpected. 

(And a big mistake, but it could happen.)

Sam Mullins
3 years 7 months ago

*yawn*

3 years 7 months ago

AND SO IT BEGINS

GriffeyandSizemore
3 years 7 months ago

Can anyone let me know how he’s doing in winter ball?

3 years 7 months ago

3000 push-ups 

Snoochies8
3 years 7 months ago

Awesome, now time to announce Soler’s free agency

triple_play_baseball
3 years 7 months ago

What type of player is this guy projected to become?

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

poor man’s adam jones

BJ Monstovich
3 years 7 months ago

poor mans Alex Rios

Runtime
3 years 7 months ago

lmao Alex Rios is garbage. There’s a reason the Jays gave him up on waivers.

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

his contract was the reason. rios has been a good player most of his career

3 years 7 months ago

He was a five tool player in Cuba, he’s the real deal. He had a poor showing in Winterball, but I think that was more him just wanting swing a bat and work on his timing type of thing. He definitely has 30/30 potential, has plus arm strength, and great range in the outfield. He’s built like a brick-(poop)-house, if he keeps his strikeouts down, he’s got the potential to be a monster and contribute immediately. 

3 years 7 months ago

The biggest problem with being a five tool Cuban player is figuring out what to do with 3 hammers and 2 sickles.

Runtime
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah well, Hechavarria is project to be a five tool player and look where we are with him…

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
3 years 7 months ago

When signed what level of ball is this guy ready for? will he get a big contract with such bad numbers in winter ball? 

3 years 7 months ago

If Boras is this guy’s agent, he will get 5year/$75M.

3 years 7 months ago

thats minimum right?

TophersReds
3 years 7 months ago

He will get a big contract. There’s no question about it. AAA would be the lowest he would start out at, but he will likely start at the bigs because of the big contract he will sign.

Benny
3 years 7 months ago

Off of the hype he started with this offseason, he would’ve gotten a decent contract. It might be a limited amount of at bats, but I think he hurt his value by playing winter ball. 

BlueCatuli
3 years 7 months ago

Jason McLeod said he needs at least 100 AAA at bats.

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

I want the Jays to get one of him or Soler, spend some of the Darvish money

3 years 7 months ago

Just in time to replace all the Prince Fielder rumors!

Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

CONSPIRACY 

cubsfan97
3 years 7 months ago

I know, I was getting bored without any rumors about an overhyped player who wont be worth his money!

jondogg2010
3 years 7 months ago

My prediction: Marlins, 5 years $55 MM

inleylandwetrust
3 years 7 months ago

DO NOT WANT

hockeycenter15
3 years 7 months ago

I feel bad whoever signs him. HE says he is 26 but i’m guessing he is probably closer to 30 at least. Needs one year in the minors at least. Look at his body type too. I don’t see him as a CF. LF, 1B or DH is more realistic. I keep thinking Heremida/Carmona with this guy.

Tesseract
3 years 7 months ago

I agree with everything you say except the “body type”. Apparently this guy can run 6.35 on the 60s. I don’t know if it is true or not but anything below 7.0 is fast. Certainly capable of playing center field

cubsfan97
3 years 7 months ago

I wanted him until he started playing winter ball.  I think i will pass now.

KeithLawSucksInStl
3 years 7 months ago

I would think that the infinity/0 K/BB ratio would only peak the Cubs’ interest.

MrBaseball29
3 years 7 months ago

Hell be a Yankee

Fishing Bill
3 years 7 months ago

Teams spend money on this guy at THEIR OWN RISK. Personally if I were a GM I wouldn’t touch him. He seems to strikeout too much and did horrible in winterball from what I’ve heard. All hype. A perfect match for the Yankees, or Red Sox.

PSUOrioles
3 years 7 months ago

Time for the O’s to make a move… haha, I just made myself laugh with that one

pestyray
3 years 7 months ago

He is projected to be an all-star member of the mystery team.  Think Billy Mays.  It’s almost spring training time…..high hopes and a juke box full of tunes all on someone else’s dollar.  One teaspoon every four hours should get the job done, if not turn to page 32 under Ask a question and ponder the answer.  Help that was hopeful.

3 years 7 months ago

Dade County Marlins

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

Whichever team signs him is taking a huge risk and I’m glad that the Braves are having nothing to do with it.

stewie75
3 years 7 months ago

i’m sure if you pulled a lot of players’ first 35 ABs from down there you’d find bigger names with numbers that were just as bad or worse. and i’m sure you’ll find players who stink and CRUSHED down there. i trust the guys in charge now, so if they sign him, GREAT. it means they’re as sure about him as they could possibly be. the cubs have shown they’re not just going to throw money around, so for them to make this move in a rebuilding year, i’d see it as more an indication of what they really believe he can do. the only people ragging on the cubs looking to get involved are the teams that are afraid of being drowned out of the division once theo & jed get their plan in motion.

3 years 7 months ago

Yuniesky Betancourt 2.0