Originally written on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 1/19/12
Does this mean Yoenis Cespedes’ price is back up? Off to a slow start in the Dominican winter league, Cespedes on Wednesday showed what all the fuss is about. He cracked a long home run to left field in the Aguilas’ 7-1 win over the Gigantes. Rhiner Cruz’s full count fastball registered at 97 mph. It was up and over the plate, and Cespedes crushed it. Cespedes still is just 3-for-23 (.130) with six strikeouts in six games. Those numbers have prompted many to speculate whether Cespedes’ representatives made a mistake letting him play before signing with a big league team. Still no word on when Cespedes will obtain his Dominican residency. Until that happens and MLB declares him a free agent, teams can’t begin negotiating with him. Earlier this week, Cespedes said the Cubs had expressed the most interest. Look for the Marlins to make an aggressive run at him as soon as they are able. For those of you Spanish speakers, here’s an interview Ozzie Guillen did in the Dominican when he tra...
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