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2012 Fantasy Baseball Projection: Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes officially became a member of the Oakland Athletics today after a 20 day wait in the Dominican Republic as he was awaiting his work visa.  Cespedes is suddenly a rich man having signed a 4 year $36 million contract with Oakland. Cespedes will wear number 52 and will likely bat in the 3 or 4 hole for the Athletics.  Cespedes will likely play center field with Coco...

Yoenis Cespedes Throws on Athletics Jersey, Works Out With Team for First Time Since Signing (Photos)

No one really knows what to expect from Yoenis Cespedes this season. The Cuban defector has officially become a member of the Oakland Athletics after inking a four-year, $36 million deal this offseason. But the intrigue is just beginning. The 26-year-old carries a bit of mystique into his first season in the bigs. Outside of some now famous YouTube videos, most baseball fans haven...

A's taking big-money risk on import Cespedes

PHOENIX -- The Oakland As better be careful. They are going to ruin their reputation. This is a franchise known for statistical analysis and pocketbook paralysis. On the first Sunday of March, they unveiled their latest addition, Yoenis Cespedes, a 26-year-old Cuban defector of myth-like ability. He is a virtual unknown in the professional baseball world but finds himself a center...

Athletics finalize deal with OF Cespedes

Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has finalized his $36 million, four-year deal with the Oakland Athletics.Cespedes, 26, will be moved to the 40-man roster once third baseman Scott Sizemore is put on the 60-day disabled list due to a knee injury that will sideline him for the entire 2012 season.Cespedes played eight years in Cuba’s top league before defecting in 2011. He turned...

The Oakland Athletics

As TSHQ continues our MLB preview for the 2012 season, we find ourselves in the Bay Area: Billy Beane’s Oakland Athletics. Last season, many speculated that the Athletics starting pitching might be enough to propel them into the playoffs. Instead, the A’s finished third behind the Rangers and Angels and Beane shipped off two of his better starters, his closer, and a reliever...

Athletics 8, Cubs 7

Josh Reddick collected two more hits and Brandon Allen drove in another run to help an Oakland Athletics split-squad beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Monday. Reddick has at least one hit in each of his three exhibition games and Allen already has nine RBIs this spring. Non-roster invitee Yordy Cabrera led off the ninth inning with a home run against right-hander Tony Zych, lifting...

Athletics 12, Cubs 10

Even after a big game in spring training, Brandon Allen knows he still has work to do. If he wants to stick in the majors, he needs to be more consistent. ''I want to smooth some things out,'' Allen said Sunday after what he called the best Cactus League game of his career. Allen belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cubs...

Athletics 9, Mariners 2

Jonny Gomes and Jemile Weeks each hit two-run homers and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 9-2 Saturday. Gomes connected in the third off Kevin Millwood. Weeks homered in the fifth against Hong-Chih Kuo. Carlos Peguero homered for the second straight day for Seattle. He homered against the A's in Friday's exhibition opener. The Mariners and Athletics start...

Spring Training Game 2: A’s @ Cubs

A's Lineup Eric Sogard, SS Collin Cowgill, CF Seth Smith, LF Jonny Gomes, DH Josh Reddick, RF Brandon Allen, 1B Wes Timmons, 3B Landon Powell, C Josh Horton, 2B Pitcher: Bartolo Colon, RHP Cubs Lineup Tony Campana, CF Darwin Barney, 2B Starlin Castro, SS Bryan LaHair, 1B Jeff Baker, RF Reed Johnson, LF Steve Clevenger, C Blake DeWitt, DH Josh Vitters, 3B Pitcher: Ryan...
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