The Athletics are building something very special in Oakland and have gone to the playoffs the past two seasons, but could they look into trading one of their best hitters? It's something they may ponder this offseason.
ESPN's Buster Olney says that he expects the Athletics to be proactive in looking to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. If the Athletics do in fact look into trading Cespedes, who could be a potential trade option for him?
Troy Renck of the Denver Post says to expect the Rockies to show interest in Cespedes. He says that the fit, need and the Rockies' success in trading with the Athletics make them a likely trade option.
Cespedes has two-years, $21.5 million left on his contract with the Athletics.
I'm sure you are all wondering why the Athletics would even think about trading one of their best hitters. First of all, it could be money. Secondly, as Renck says, Cespedes misses "chunks of games." He says that the Rockies have depth in their organization, so if Cespedes were to go down with an injury, they would be covered.
On the season, Cespedes hit .240 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI's. He missed 27 games this season.
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