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There are two sides of the coin to any situation. There are yin’s and yang’s to the MLB value of CF Yoenis Cespedes, a Cuban defector who smashed the competition in the World Baseball Classic. Miami Marlins President David Samson has made no secret that the front office desires CF Yoenis Cespedes to be their everyday center fielder and is pursuing a deal aggressively.
Even though Yoenis Cespedes’ minuscule sample size in the Dominican Winter League is dreadful, there is no question that Yoenis Cespedes can hammer the best the world can throw at him. Looking at recent Cuban defectors to make their way to the MLB shows a clear track record of success. The Cincinnati Reds’ P Aroldis Chapman has become a remarkable pitcher, after such a short stint in the minor leagues. With the best coaching in the world, Chapman was able to take his fire ball and refine it to control.
A number of Cuban-Americans and Cuban stalwarts in the MLB complement this new generation of Cuban defect...
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The Florida Marlins have announced that they will allow Logan Morrison to wear No. 5, which was previously retired in honor of the late Carl Barger, the team's first president.
The advertising folks at Powerade seized on the hubbub surrounding Hanley Ramirez’s move to third base. Panned for his less than warm reaction about Jose Reyes’ arrival and having to slide from short to third as a result, Ramirez in this Spanish ad says his peace.
The translation: To all those who sent me critical messages, I want to ask for your forgiveness for not having...
The Marlins have shown interest in Cuban prospect Yoenis Cespedes for a few months, and they reportedly have offered him a contract.
The new home of the Miami Marlins is just about ready to go, and I’m not going to lie – it looks pretty sweet. From the website:
The future home of the Marlins will be a first-class baseball stadium that will be owned by Miami-Dade County. It will be constructed on approximately 17 acres of the historic 42-acre Orange Bowl site in the Little Havana section of Miami. The ballpark...
The Miami Marlins have reportedly made a six-year, $40 million contract offer to Cuban-born outfielder Yeonis Cespedes, according to Eric Reynoso of Cafe Fuerte.Cespedes was in Miami on a travel visa Wednesday. He toured the team's new ballpark and spoke to club officials. The 26-year-old is currently being blocked by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets...
Logan Morrison will switch to number five in 2012, a number never worn by a Marlin. This number is significant to Morrison because it is the number worn by his father’s favorite player — George Brett. The Marlins since starting play in 1993 have had the number retired to honor the first President in franchise history, Carl Barger.
Tragically, Mr. Barger passed away before...
Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez is one of the better all-around players in Major League Baseball. He was the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 2006, has been named to 3 All-Star teams, and finished 2nd in the NL MVP voting in 2009. 2011 was one to forget with Hanley posting [...]
The latest rumor in the Yoenis Cespedes sweepstakes has the Miami Marlins offering less than $40 million for the Cuban defector. While Cespedes has yet to negotiate with any other teams, a $40 million price tag seems reasonable for 6 years for the 26 year old. Cespedes can not sign a contract until he is unblocked by OFAC (Office of Foreign Asset Control) and the list of additional...
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The sky is the limit for Yoenis Cespedes, but as the Marlins know, the Cuban outfielder comes with risks.
Yoenis Cespedes agreed to a 4-year, $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics Monday, reports Yahoo’s Tim Brown. The Cuban outfielder can become a free agent after the deal expires in 2015. The A’s have aggresively pursued Cuban prospects in the past, but failed to land Aroldis Chapman and Alexei Ramirez.
Yoenis Cespedes is a monster athlete with above average...