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Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

Posted on: February 11, 2012 4:55 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2012 5:02 pm
 
Yoenis Cespedes

By C. Trent Rosecrans


The starting point, it appears, for Cuban center fielder Yoenis Cespedes is $40 million.

A report on Cafe Fuerte, a Spanish-language blog based in South Florida, quotes a source as saying the Marlins offered Cespedes a six-year, $40 million contract. It also said he has no immediate plans to meet any other teams. However, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald tweeted that he's heard the Marlins' offer was less than the $40 million reported by Cafe Fuerte.

Cespedes visited Miami earlier this week and then returned to the Dominican Republic on Thursday. During his visit, Cespedes told reporters he'd like to play for the Marlins.

The 26-year-old outfielder has drawn the interest of not only the Marlins, but also the Cubs, White Sox, Tigers, Orioles and Indians.

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Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2012 2:26 am
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

Manny Too ? They might have fans show up to an A'S game this year.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2012 2:25 am
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

Here comes Manny ! If the A'S get these two guys swinging it ... they will put fans in the seats.



Since: Jun 27, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:21 pm
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

Looks like MoneyBall wins this one; Cespedes signs with the A's, go figure.............................

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:13 am
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

Yu Darvish cost $107 million, based on Sandy Koufaax type stats against a league (Japan) that doesn't even average one MLB quality hitter per team. Cespedes cost is a fraction of that. It's what the current (ridiculous) market will bear.

Are these contracts any more likely to be a bust than "proven" MLB players like Barry Zito, A.J. Burnett, Jayson Werth, A-Rod or even Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols in a few years ?  

ALL these guys make too much money, and would in fact play for approximately what they currently pay their agents, if that was all it paid. No one is holding a gun to owners heads here, except the owners themselves.   




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Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 8:13 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:43 am
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

That is absurd until he is a proven stick in the BIG LEAGUES. It looks like NO ONE else is offering that type of money. If I was him I also would have "has no immediate plans to meet any other teams" . It looks like they are going out on a limb. Remember when this guy who was CUBA born was the next sensation .....  Orestes Destrade ? He was propped up as the solution / anchor of a team too.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

Marlins now that you've offered 40 million don't go higher than that. The marlins remind me of myself 12 years ago when i got my first capital one credit card and you know what? i was still paying for it 5 years later. 



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: February 12, 2012 6:32 pm
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Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: February 12, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

The Marlins do not need him. Unfortunately for where the stadium is, the people down there will come out or they wont. This unknown waste of cash will not make the difference in the stands. There is enough on the roster. The worst thing is,.. after the novelty wears thin, the attendance will not be so hot. The fan base that would have been the financial support is Broward and Palm Beach. They will not travel way down south and to a bad place in a ghetto. Miami is not a liked place unless you live there.  But between the crime and low income, it just isn't going to happen. I don't care what kind of spin Samson puts on it when he is on the radio tossing the jibberish.



Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Report: Marlins offer Cespedes $40 million

years ago when the orioles were still fielding competitive teams...they were in the center of controversy regarding Cuba...Peter Angelos made national headlines for his calling for signing and developing of Cuban talent...which is all fine and good ...only thing is...they have yet to do anything about cashing in on the initiative...it is the Yanks and whoever else that always seems to score on the Cubans...its like nobody wants to play for Peter


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