Yankees Interested In Cuban Slugger

The New York Yankees are very interested in Cuban defector, center fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes, who defected from Cuba this summer, is seeking a contract similar to the one Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman received in 2010, at least $30 million. The six foot, 215 pound center fielder has drawn interest from the Yankees because of his raw power and defensive skills...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Red Sox "Sending Everyone" To Scout Cespedes

You can add another team to the list that want Cuban superstar Yoenis Cespedes. The Boston Red Sox. According to sources, the Red Sox are "sending everyone" to the Dominican Republic to evaluate Cespedes. Other teams are also interested like the Rangers, Blue Jays, Pirates, A's, Indians, and Marlins. The five tool center fielder is regarded as the best Cuban import...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Notes from around the majors

• The recent four-player Yankees-Mariners trade likely will be debated for years. One good sign for the Mariners: Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers, who worked for the Yankees in 2010, is a fan of right-hander Hector Noesi, who went to the Mariners with catcher Jesus Montero for righty Michael Pineda and minor-league righty Jose Campos. Towers, renowned for his pitching expertise...
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Moneyball Part II: Billy Beane shocks the baseball world. Again.

Does Billy Beane know something that no one else in baseball knows… again?? How could baseball’s smallest market team put up a figure that scared off all the big market teams, including the craziest spenders of this off-season, for a player who has never stepped foot on even a minor league field in America? This week, Yoenis Cespedes signed a 4 year/$36 million contract with...
Via Baseball's Economist
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Here comes Soler

Jorge Soler is the next big thing. Not as big as Yoenis Cespedes, whose four-year, $36 million free-agent contract with the Oakland Athletics almost certainly will be larger than the one Soler receives. But the demand for Soler, 19, appears even broader, involving more teams than the auction for his fellow Cuban Cespedes, 26. Soler, a prospect, is drawing attention not only from...
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

TMG Sports Blog 2012 MLB Predictions: AL West

Yesterday, we looked at the Central and how the Tigers will most likely run away with the title. Today, we take a look at the mighty, mighty West with the new look Angels and the juggernaut Rangers. So enough of this palaver, let's get on with the show.   1st- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim I was really torn with the decision to pick the Angels over the Rangers, but at...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 MLB Latino Mid-Season Awards

The 2012 season has reached its historically midway point of its schedule, making the perfect moment for this year Mid-Season Awards. Disregard the predictions written back in April. It is possible that the Texas Rangers will win American League pennant once again however, the they have to watch out for their perilous nemesis the New York Yankees and also be careful with the surprising...
Via Tony Menendez Page-Home of BaseballLatino
July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cespedes and Fujikawa

In the words of Yogi Berra, "It's deja vu all over again." Last year, Yoenis Cespedes went on the DL with a strained left hand. Around the same time, the Chicago Cubs' closer (Carlos Marmol) went on the disabled list with an injured hamstring. This year, Cespedes is again on the DL with a sprained muscle in his left hand. Also, Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa finds...
Via FOXSports.com Fantasy Buzz
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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