Found January 25, 2012 on
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Cuban sensation Yoenis Cespedes is on the verge of becoming a free agent, and the Marlins are expected to make a strong push for the 26-year-old outfielder.
Cespedes has established residency in the Dominican Republic, which had kept him in a holding pattern for months. Now, the outfielder is awaiting approval from Major League Baseball to be declared a free agent.
Recently, Cespedes said the Marlins, Cubs, White Sox, Orioles, Tigers and Indians had expressed the most interest.
The Marlins are on record saying they believe Cespedes’ best fit is in Miami, with its strong Cuban community.
The Marlins are prepared to make a substantial offer — between four and six years — for the power-hitting outfielder.
There is a feeling within the organization that another impact bat is needed to reach the postseason, and Cespedes is a five-tool player.
The Marlins also feel Cespedes can handle center field, but some wonder if that is his best position. Because of his size, he may profile more as a...
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Let the bidding begin for Yoenis Cespedes.
Major League Baseball on Wednesday green-lighted Cuban defector Yoenis Cepedes’ free agency, meaning teams finally are able to begin negotiating with a player many anticipate is the most gifted ever to come out of the island nation.
The Marlins and several other clubs are expected to make aggressive runs at the outfielder, who’s built like Bo Jackson. CBS Sports reported Cespedes’...
A bidding war could be about to erupt for a .143 hitter in the Dominican Winter League, and the Miami Marlins plan to outspend everyone for him.
ESPN analyst and former Cincinnati Reds general manager Jim Bowden tweeted Monday night that the Marlins "remain committed to outbidding the Cubs and Tigers for Yoenis Cespedes if and when he becomes a free agent."
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Well before pitchers and catchers report next month, the Marlins have other business to resolve. Their arbitration hearings with Anibal Sanchez and Emilio Bonifacio are set for Feb. 3 and Feb. 7, respectively. Both are believed to be taking place in Tampa, but some cases usually are heard in Phoenix as well.
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