Originally written on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 1/20/12
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Gabe in Brooklyn sent in the following e-mail: “Yoenis Cespedes has been an interesting topic of the offseason, but why no interest from the Mets?” I have no idea. I assume they don’t feel it’s worth spending so much money on a mostly-unknown product. It could also just be the talent. I mean, there are teams with interest (like the Cubs and Marlins), and teams who supposedly are not (like the Yankees, Phillies and Rangers). The little I’ve heard from baseball insiders is that scouts are saying he’s a corner outfielder, not a center fielder, and so perhaps that is having a negative impact on how team’s value him. Joe in Kew Gardens sent in the following e-mail: “Do you think any effort the team might make in rebuilding is useful given every team in the division spending like the Yankees?” The Phillies will have a payroll like the Yankees. Yes, the Marlins are making a monster bet that spending will equal up-front revenue, but it remains to be seen whether what they’re doing i...
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