Monday, February 13, 2012

Cespedes signs with Oakland

Yoenis Cespedes, the 26-year-old Cuban outfielder, agreed to terms Monday on a contract with the Oakland Athletics. Cespedes signed a four-year deal worth $36 million.
via - Yahoo Sports
Along with the trade of Jesus Montero, now two of my wishes for the Yankees this season will not come true. And I'm not confident at all that the team will make Teixeira stick to batting right-handed. Just goes to show that I'm much better off spewing my stuff here than in the Yankee front office.

I'm not really upset about the fact Cespedes won't be in New York, as it's hard to be sad about not getting a guy that you don't know much about. An AAV of $9 million is a little more than I thought he'd cost (the Marlins apparently had the 2nd best offer of $36 million over 6 years), but it would still be cheaper than it'll cost to bring back Nick Swisher, which I believe is the best option currently available at the end of the season. Meaning the team is going to have to start thinking about somebody that can hit for a high batting average elsewhere, like at 3B while moving ARod to full-time DH (an inevitability), or maybe at SS to replace Derek Jeter.

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