Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/8/11
Well, this came out of nowhere. Amid reports that the Red Sox are the frontrunner for Carlos Beltran's services, Yoennis Cespedes has landed on Earth.Two days ago, Cespedes was on literally no one's radar outside of MLB scouting circles. As reported by Peter Gammons and Kevin Goldstein, the secret's now out, and it's one mythical YouTube video that's got everyone scrambling to find out about this guy.What we know:Cespedes is a 26-year-old, "five-tool" outfielder who recently defected from Cuba and is in the process of establishing residency in the Dominican Republic. In the 2010-11 Cuban League season, Cespedes hit .333 with a league-record 33 home runs. He will soon be MLB-approved, making him an eligible free agent for the 2012 season. The Yankees and Blue Jays are in on him, as are the Phillies and several small market clubs (Washington, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Cleveland, Florida). And according to a Gammons source, the Red Sox are sending everyone they've got to the Dominican.Updat...
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