Latest On Adonis Garcia

FRIDAY, 12:56pm: The Yankees haven't made Garcia an offer, Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger tweets.

THURSDAY, 2:36pm: The A's have not made a bid on Garcia, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Twitter. She says the report was denied in the strongest possible terms, which makes you wonder whether the Yankees are seriously involved.

12:48pm: Cuban player Adonis Garcia has offers from the Yankees and Athletics, according to Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald. The A's would be willing to offer close to $18MM over six years, while the Yankees would offer $16MM, Ebro writes. Garcia could decide on a team by next week.

Garcia became a free agent in February and drew interest from a number of teams. The 26-year-old spent this winter with the Magellan Navigators of the Venezuelan League. The Yankees are interested in Garcia as an outfielder, but the Athletics view him as an infielder.


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  1. Jose_Bautista 3 years ago

    This offseason seems like Teams are spending a lot more on Int FA.

  2. Seeing as teams view him completely differently defensively, it must be his bat that’s coveted. I tried to search for his stats in Cuba but all I found were Caribbean winter stats. Anyone know what kind of a hitter he is?

  3. $22264602 3 years ago

    Blue Jays are interested in him as a pitcher. Get it done AA.

    • MB923 3 years ago

      Orioles are interested in him as a future owner

      • $22264602 3 years ago

        This could be the most versatile player in MLB history. Talk about bargain!

      • Rabbitov 3 years ago

        Probably more likely than us ever actually signing a Cuban player. 

  4. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Not the most fluent in Spanish.. But from what gathered here.. he did decent in Venezuelan league. Not sure about the level of competition he faced.

    It seems we are getting a flood of Cuban players this off season. More than in previous seasons.

  5. green_and_gold 3 years ago

    I love how aggressive the A’s are being in the international FA market this offseason, but where is all of this money coming from?

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      from the money they’re not spending on the MLB club

      • green_and_gold 3 years ago

        Free parking Tuesday and $2 game/$1 hot dog Wednesdays money only goes so far.  

        • Snoochies8 3 years ago

          can’t forget the money from dog calender day

  6. michael hughes 3 years ago

    Am I the only one who thinks the name “Adonis” is awkward? 

  7. HobokenMetsFan 3 years ago

    Adonis, huh? Theres some good jokes here somewhere

    • chico65 3 years ago

      I hear Cespedes is hoping all the offers fall through.  He wants to be the only Cuban god in MLB.

  8. alan104 3 years ago

    Why would Oakland even consider another outfielder? His power is pretty decent and he hits for average. I would think he would put up 20 hrs/ 65 rbi over the course of a full season I know they view him as an infielder. Maybe he can play both.

    • Eduardo Medina 3 years ago

      …but the Athletics view him as an infielder. I guess you miss that

      • Snoochies8 3 years ago

        3rd base more specifically, which in light of recent events, makes a ton of sense

  9. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    What’s the scouting report on this guy? 

    A’s really are active on the IFA market this offseason, love seeing that.

  10. hardwired7 3 years ago

    Best scouting report I’ve come across so far on this guy:

    “Garcia, is a right handed outfielder with a strong, athletic, although not limber body. Defensively, he is not very fast and he usually takes poor routes to chase down fly balls. When he gets to the ball he elects to field the ball the hardest way possible. Every fly ball with him is like a Stephen King novel. His footwork is awful when fielding the ball as nothing is smooth with him. He doesn’t position himself correctly when fielding, so he losses a lot of time between catching the ball and getting rid of it and atop of that, his arm isn’t very strong either.

    He’s not a fast guy, but he won’t be the slowest guy on the team. Offensively he has the tools to become an above average Major League hitter. He is a pure hitter who makes a lot of contact and has quick hands that allows him to drive the ball to the gaps. He has great bat speed, so it seems like the ball jumps off his bat when he hits. If you analyze his swing you could see how he uses his small muscles (wrists, forearms) to trigger his bigger muscles (biceps, hips). He also has raw power, so he can deliver the long ball every once in a while. If developed correctly, he could be a 15-20 HR’s hitter in the Majors. His downside offensively is his plate discipline. He rarely takes a walk, and he is not the kind of hitter who will wear down a pitcher.”

  11. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Adonis DNA.  Probably has Tiger blood too, eh…

  12. Gumby65 3 years ago

    Adonis DNA.  Probably has Tiger blood too, eh…

  13. OaklandFan22 3 years ago

    Get em A’s!

  14. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    time to make this happen a’s, you got the demigod cespedes, now get the lesser known garcia and anoint him the quasi-god 

  15. jmag043 3 years ago

    More 30 year old cubans getting big contracts….

  16. redsx968 3 years ago

    Must be in some way related to Charlie Sheen… hmmmm

  17. Manfrenjensen 3 years ago

    0-for-2, Jorge.

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