Yooooooooooooennis Cespedes: To Oakland pg 44

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Yooooooooooooennis Cespedes: To Oakland pg 44

Postby Rob » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:54 pm

Holy crap, his showcase video is the one of the strangest things I've ever seen. Kevin Goldstein walks you through it (Video at the bottom of the link).

It occurs to me that the Cubs may have some interest here. He's not going to come cheaply, but he's got good power and is a good enough athlete you'd think he'd be at least a plus defender in an OF corner (if not CF). And based off his stats in Cuba, he looks to be at least somewhat patient.

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Postby NonProfitCow » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:01 am

Just came here to post that. I swear Jean-Ralphio made the video.

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Postby mookie » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:08 am

I am amazed I just watched that whole thing. The dude has some skills, I am definitely interested.

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Postby CUBZ99 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:25 am

Great video. I'm sure that he has already been on Theo's radar, but it will be interesting to see how involved the Cubs are with players like Darvish and Cespedes.

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Postby Little Slide Rooter » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:42 am

He's probably lazy and too busy with roosters.

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Postby davell » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:51 am

Get him, Theo. Trade Byrd, if need be.
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Postby Tim » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:52 am

Holy crap do I want this guy on the team for the entertainment value alone.
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Postby questionmarkgrace » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:35 am

The Marlins are going to be hot and heavy for this guy because of their desire to draw a large cuban population to the new stadium. He would be an instant fan favorite down there. But we should most certainly be involved. Beyond being an athletic specimen, (did you see that broad jump!) cespedes is a potential major league all star. His cuban numbers say that he is a 5 tool talent.

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Postby The Logan » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:35 am

A source told Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the Marlins are currently considered the "favorite" to land outfielder Yoennis Cespedes.
Cespedes, a 26-year-old Cuban defector, will hit the free agent market later this month. He's already drawn interest from the Yankees, Nationals and Phillies, among others, but the Marlins are expected to raise payroll as they transfer into their new ballpark and could be ready to spend big on the sudden YouTube sensation. Cespedes has an impressive combination of power and speed potential, and could represent a long-term answer for the Marlins in center field. He's thought to be seeking a $30 million major league contract.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:45 am

No video?

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Postby A New Era » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:56 am

Just $30 million? Spread over how many years I wonder? He's deffinately worth taking a $30 mil gamble on I'd say.
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Postby BeerHere » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:17 am

The Logan wrote:
A source told Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the Marlins are currently considered the "favorite" to land outfielder Yoennis Cespedes.
Cespedes, a 26-year-old Cuban defector, will hit the free agent market later this month. He's already drawn interest from the Yankees, Nationals and Phillies, among others, but the Marlins are expected to raise payroll as they transfer into their new ballpark and could be ready to spend big on the sudden YouTube sensation. Cespedes has an impressive combination of power and speed potential, and could represent a long-term answer for the Marlins in center field. He's thought to be seeking a $30 million major league contract.

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Postby davearm2 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:19 am

A New Era wrote:Just $30 million? Spread over how many years I wonder? He's deffinately worth taking a $30 mil gamble on I'd say.

They mentioned the Aroldis Chapman contract as a benchmark

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Postby Conky » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:23 pm

Can he play 1st base?

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:40 pm

Let him go to Florida, then be there when they want to ride Morrison out of town.

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Postby brinoch » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:43 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Let him go to Florida, then be there when they want to ride Morrison out of town.


I was thinking the exact same thing.

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Postby UMFan83 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:50 pm

The Cubs should not get him. David Kaplan takes 1 look at this video and he has his next Latin scapegoat for the next 8 years.
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Postby questionmarkgrace » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:51 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Let him go to Florida, then be there when they want to ride Morrison out of town.


this is probably a good strategy. The Marlins pretty much need to have this guy and will probably pay much more than 30 mil to get him. It just makes sense for establishing their fan base in the new stadium. Morrison is valuable player and the marlins front office is full of ego maniacs so he will most likely be available.

But then again I really think Cespedes will come to the mlb and continue to mash. 35 homeruns in 70 games is crazy. obviously the cuban leagues arent the mlb but I dont think it would be a stretch to say that he could be a 35 homer guy here as well. And he plays plus plus defense in centerfield? 30 million would be a steal. I cant remember any cuban hitter in the last 30 years that has been as accomplished as Cespedes and left the island in their prime. Obviously Contreras comes to mind when thinking of high profile guys but he was like 35 when he jumped ship.

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Postby rocket » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:39 pm

it's nice that this guy's a good athlete and all, but i bet players like lastings milledge, corey patterson, austin kearns, wily mo pena, etc. would look good doings those drills too.
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Postby bukie » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:44 pm

rocket wrote:it's nice that this guy's a good athlete and all, but i bet players like lastings milledge, corey patterson, austin kearns, wily mo pena, etc. would look good doings those drills too.

Maybe so, but they'd be hard pressed to get that kind of production value.
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Postby Bull » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:05 pm

video removed. sad. I missed it.

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Postby The Logan » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:45 pm

MrWood wrote:video removed. sad. I missed it.


Just watch this and you'll get the general idea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjvZOh4OzBs

Except the things that Cespedes did were legitimate things and stuff
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Postby A New Era » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:32 pm

MrWood wrote:video removed. sad. I missed it.


You didn't miss much. It was incredibly lame. 20 some odd minutes of boring fluff. It would have been more entertaining if they just put his top most impressive highlights into about a 2-3 minute film.
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Re: Yeonnis Cespedes

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:19 pm

@BenBadler: Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes had a private workout with the Yankees today.


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