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Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:37 am
Edited on: November 18, 2011 9:39 am
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Yoenis Cespedes

By C. Trent Rosecrans

We've all seen the awesome Yoennis Cespedes video by now (and if you haven't, make sure you watch it -- all 20 minutes to see the cooking segment at the end), but the question of when we'll see him holding up a major league uniform in a press conference is still in doubt. Because Cespedes is in the process of gaining residency in the Dominican Republic, he is not yet eligible to become a free agent until all the paperwork is done. That could be anywhere from two weeks to two months, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The 26-year-old Cuban outfielder is drawing interest from the Marlins, Red Sox, Cubs and Yankees -- so needless to say he's going to cost a couple of bucks to sign. Frisaro writes Cepedes is looking for a deal that is double the $30.25 million the Reds gave Aroldis Chapman two years ago. However, he can't begin to negotiate with teams until he is officially ruled a free agent by Major League Baseball.

The Marlins have already held a private workout for Cespedes, with other teams scheduled to follow suit in the next couple of weeks.

Frisaro writes that the Marlins want Cespedes to play center field for them, while the Red Sox are looking at him in right field.

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Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: December 27, 2011 10:04 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

I never said he was not Cuban...I just said he was as good or better than any Japanese or Cuban import before him...sounds liek you need reading comprehension lessons and the moron is you Mar725



Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 21, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

I hope Boston has learned something from prievious misakes. As far as I'm concerned, Josh Reddick earned a start in Right field for the Sox last year. Don't bench him! Let some young blood get out there and play!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2011 11:05 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

Boston and NYY should no way no how be allowed. To sign this guy



so if you were incharge you would limit him to only teams you deem ok, you would say sorry but these two clubs can't sign him ? 


that my friend is even more stupid than the current policys.    &nb
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Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: November 20, 2011 9:47 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

I'm sorry. But who are these pitcher's he's facing again? Anyone? Big Man beating on little innocent fastballs. This is a joke. I love it when these teams go all ga-ga over these guys who havent done anything. Question is. Will he be a Suzuki? Or maybe an Irabu. How about a Daisuke? Either way, it'll work for a year or two..if that, then go down in a Blaze. Why do you think Bud Selig sold the Brewers back in the day. Ya sure his daughter was a tool and couldn't run a Lemonade stand let alone a pro baseball team, but it's because he was a tight-ass who didn't want to bother spending a red cent. This was in 2004 when he sold them, right around the time the YAnks and Red Sox were free spending like mad men. So, he got smart. Hey...I'll sell my team for some 225 Milion and RUN Major league baseball and get paid. The owner's did this to themselves and they don't give a rats-ass what one hand does without the other. Meaning, the have's will always be and the not's will continue to suffer for it. Sure it's good that a guy can make 10 million a year, but if the next best player gets paid 2 million, then there is no dedication to win. Good luck Pittsburgh. Hey, atleast you have the Steelers and Pens. Not all gloom and doom in the Pitt.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

See this is what's fuckn wrong with MLB. No salary cap. Boston and NYY should no way no how be allowed. To sign this guy. Hey Selig do us all a favor and retire. You are a joke. Grow a set and play hardball and fix your sport or get the he'll out.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

Squid thought Yoennis Cespedes came from the Dominican Republic because that's where he resides right now. He didn't bother actually looking up where he came from. Residing somewhere doesn't mean that's where you came from, it only means that's where you currently are.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 11:00 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

Anyine notice that he stands there ay the plate and admires his homers? Mayb he can get awat with that sh*t in Cuba, but try that in the majors and the next time up you will be looking for some really good dentures after a 95 MPH fastball knocks out your teeth.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:34 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

Giant Squid, you now have to officially rename yourself Giant Moron. Iam sure this cCUBAN guy will be much better than any Japanese or CUBAN import. LMAO! Where did you thnk he cam from, BORA BORA? Maybe he is South African?

I would love to see him get way overpaid by the Monkees or Dead Sox. After all, the man can cook!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:06 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

sorry, my math waas wrong but still 7.5 mil has the same argument



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:04 am
 

Yoennis Cespedes looking for $60 million?

Wants 8 yrs $60 mil and people are saying that's crazy. that's only $5 mil a year which isn't much for a team like the red sox or yankees to take a chance on. if he turns out awsome you have hit the lotto and if he turns out terrible you could always use his speed on the bench. I think he gets his 8 year $60 mil easy and anyone saying that's too much let's take a look at peaople on your team and what they get. great outfielders are getting 12 - 20 a year while bad ones are getting 3 - 7, how can you not think this guy is worth the risk ?


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