Found August 08, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
For the past few months now, I’ve been making overtures with Oakland A’s fans trying to see if there is any agreement, or sense of logic, in my assessment that the A’s should look into possibly trading their star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes this offseason,  two years before he even is eligible to become a free agent.  Most of the time this overture is met with some understanding and “I can see where you are coming from” comments, but in the end I would get the usual “but that would be crazy” and “you’re nuts,” so I wouldn’t push the thought any further.  I mean, he is the one legitimate star the A’s have and have had in the past 5-7 years (especially after the show he put on at this year’s All-Star Home Run Derby contest).  Still, it’s a thought and concept that I’ve always maintains in the back of my head; but after today, I found out that I’m not alone in this train of thought and I feel confident and vindicated enough to now publicly campaign that it may be in the best in
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