Yoenis Cespedes Granted Free Agency

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Teams are waiting for the OK to start bidding on Cespedes. There's still a feeling that Cespedes really doesn't want to go to Marlins.

he sited the reason being he didnt want to play in Miami. So looks like we are the favorites yuck.
 

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he sited the reason being he didnt want to play in Miami. So looks like we are the favorites yuck.

The deal needs to be for 5-6 years and that'll spread out the $35MM or so they should invest (maximum) on Cespedes. Anything more and he'd need to be pretty damned good to justify it.
 

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i think one of the teams should get him. i think the cubs will, and i think its a good thing for cub fans.
 

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i think one of the teams should get him. i think the cubs will, and i think its a good thing for cub fans.

I agree it has a medium-risk/high-reward ceiling as Cespedes won't be getting paid super-stupid money. I just would like the Cubs to be prudent with their wallet here, but hey, it's not MY money :D
 

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MLB has informed teams that Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is now a free agent, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports. Cespedes, a client of Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group, recently gained residency in the Dominican Republic.

Earlier this week, it appeared that the Cubs, Marlins, and Tigers were the teams most actively targeting Cespedes. The White Sox, Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Phillies, Blue Jays and Rangers also appear to have some interest in Cespedes, but the Nationals aren’t involved.

Cubs get him?
 

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I'm going to move this to rumors until he's signed. Nobody panic!
 

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i hear this could be considered a "big splash" according to CO. :rolleyes:

2 yrs, 5 mil.

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Jackson, Cespedes, Dejesus. Hope Bjax and Cespedes pan out.
 

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do you know the def of a big splash? you are delusional kid.

You have to take into account the new CBA, though. We'll never be able to do this with another IFA. You don't consider Darvish a big splash. That's basically the same contract. Of course there is no posting fee, but he'd be an equal contract with far less experience(meaning he has played at a lower level.) Sure, it's borderline, but it's a big signing nonetheless, plus when you take into account that we'll likely get Soler and Concepcion too.
 

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He's going to get more than Chapman, so you can throw that thought out right away.
 

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You have to take into account the new CBA, though. We'll never be able to do this with another IFA. You don't consider Darvish a big splash. That's basically the same contract. Of course there is no posting fee, but he'd be an equal contract with far less experience(meaning he has played at a lower level.) Sure, it's borderline, but it's a big signing nonetheless, plus when you take into account that we'll likely get Soler and Concepcion too.

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Well we do have the money to get all three. and it's no secret that the Cubs want all three.

Il break it down real simple for ya.

As your posts are sometimes all over the map and contradict themselves alot, and the fact that you use only Metrics and nothing else it is annoying to read but atleast you dont just post "cawks" or something dumb. I may disagree with EVERYTHING you say but I will give you that much. Which is giving you a lot.

2nd, you bounce from flavor of the (day,week,month,year etc) hence your post i quoted. You believe that the cubs witl get (insert player(s) here) and argue how they are and how the sources are wrong and everyone is wrong and CO is right yada yada yada........it gets old. Please stop being such a kaplan of message boards.

now, you wont get all 3. wanna sig bet for another year?
 

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Il break it down real simple for ya.

As your posts are sometimes all over the map and contradict themselves alot, and the fact that you use only Metrics and nothing else it is annoying to read but atleast you dont just post "cawks" or something dumb. I may disagree with EVERYTHING you say but I will give you that much. Which is giving you a lot.

2nd, you bounce from flavor of the (day,week,month,year etc) hence your post i quoted. You believe that the cubs witl get (insert player(s) here) and argue how they are and how the sources are wrong and everyone is wrong and CO is right yada yada yada........it gets old. Please stop being such a kaplan of message boards.

now, you wont get all 3. wanna sig bet for another year?

Where did I once say we'd get all three? I said likely, probably should have said favored. I don't think we'll get all three, I think we'll get two. But that doesn't mean that we aren't a playing in all three and that doesn't mean that we can't get all three.

The fact of the matter is that the Cubs are in an excellent position financially right now. We have wiggle room that most other teams just do not have. If it comes to the deadline and we're somehow in contention we can go out and get the big bat(Hanley? whoever) or big arm. We have the farm system and financial resources to get things done.

Now was I wrong about Fielder? Hell yeah I was. But that was before anyone, probably even Theo himself knew that he was coming to the Cubs. You have to look at things in a different light when you have Theo Epstein running your team as opposed to Jim Hendry. I did like Hendry, yes. But he's no Theo.

Sure, we probably won't get all three. But the point still remains that we can and could get them. Again, it all goes back to the new CBA, which I feel partially impacted the Fielder thing. This is our last chance to use our big market-ness to our advantage. In the future, the suckier teams will have the advantage, not us. Theo is all about getting an advantage where there is an inefficiency. This is it. This right here is our chance to capitalize, don't think that Theo is going to take it lightly.
 

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Where did I once say we'd get all three? I said likely, probably should have said favored. I don't think we'll get all three, I think we'll get two. But that doesn't mean that we aren't a playing in all three and that doesn't mean that we can't get all three.

The fact of the matter is that the Cubs are in an excellent position financially right now. We have wiggle room that most other teams just do not have. If it comes to the deadline and we're somehow in contention we can go out and get the big bat(Hanley? whoever) or big arm. We have the farm system and financial resources to get things done.

Now was I wrong about Fielder? Hell yeah I was. But that was before anyone, probably even Theo himself knew that he was coming to the Cubs. You have to look at things in a different light when you have Theo Epstein running your team as opposed to Jim Hendry. I did like Hendry, yes. But he's no Theo.

Sure, we probably won't get all three. But the point still remains that we can and could get them. Again, it all goes back to the new CBA, which I feel partially impacted the Fielder thing. This is our last chance to use our big market-ness to our advantage. In the future, the suckier teams will have the advantage, not us. Theo is all about getting an advantage where there is an inefficiency. This is it. This right here is our chance to capitalize, don't think that Theo is going to take it lightly.

really? are you seriously going there? cmon man.
 
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