Yoenis Cespedes

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    Yoenis Cespedes

    Signed with Oakland for 4 years 36M...

    Too bad Oakland has such a crappy pay roll, would love to see them succeed. This move seems pretty surprising, they'll have a hell of a time competing over the next few years with what they have. Didn't see this one coming at all, he almost seemed destined for Miami.
     
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    They need to give their fans at least a ray of hope and / or someone to encourage them to buy a ticket. Good for them.
     
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    Better Oakland than Boston.......
    Posted by davetheknave


    Yeah I'd rather them extend Ells than sign another overpaid outfielder. With Crawford making 21m a year I'm kinda worried about whether or not they will dish out money to keep Ells, and I'm wondering how interested he is with staying.
     
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    Fun gamble.  With the looming move to San Jose and a potential stud like Yoenis in the fold, the A's will be a buzz club for a minute anyway.  Of course, if he turns out to be less than youtube-advertised ...
     
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    San Jose is only thirty-eight miles from Oakland and they would still be in the Giants market / television area? I guess that the Oakland environment cuts down on ballpark attendance. I read that many ballplayers refuse to sign with Oakland because of the unsafe environment.

     
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    San Jose is only thirty-eight miles from Oakland and they would still be in the Giants market / television area? I guess that the Oakland environment cuts down on ballpark attendance. I read that many ballplayers refuse to sign with Oakland because of the unsafe environment.
    Posted by LadyLake


    Ohh, I was trying to figure out why they would relocate so close... Hope it works out for them.
     
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    San Jose is only thirty-eight miles from Oakland and they would still be in the Giants market / television area? I guess that the Oakland environment cuts down on ballpark attendance. I read that many ballplayers refuse to sign with Oakland because of the unsafe environment.
    Posted by LadyLake


    Yeah, the area is a factor.  2 other factors weigh heavily as well:  1.  Oakland is close enough to SF that the Giants suck up much of the potential fan base, whereas SJ, while still retaining SF/Oakland base, is like a totally separate city/area, so there will be a new infux of fans for sure  2.  The Oakland Cooliseum is quite possible the worst stadium in the league (after the Trop).  A new stadium can be nothing but good, wherever it is.
     
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    The A's seem really random.I'm not sure why he chose to play there.
    "Oh Yoenis,you got some splainin' to do"
     
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    From Bleacher Report:

     

    The Oakland Athletics always keep their payroll near the bottom of the league and get their prospects through trades. Signing one long-term is not going to be in their plans.

    Odds: Zero

     
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    Amazing that we were interested in him and then nothing. Management is looking to reduce payroll on this team, you can see it from all the cheap question marks that they picked up this offseason aside from Melancen and Bailey who do have cheaper salaries. Larry Luccino is spaeking with forked tongue about increasing payroll. I will believe it when I see it.
     
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    m
     
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    Oakland will trade him next year
     
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    Signed with Oakland for 4 years 36M... Too bad Oakland has such a crappy pay roll, would love to see them succeed. This move seems pretty surprising, they'll have a hell of a time competing over the next few years with what they have. Didn't see this one coming at all, he almost seemed destined for Miami.
    Posted by Bisson1


    Beane is a smart guy, it shows the trust the A's FO has in his baseball knowledge.  It will be interesting to see the impact he makes for them.
     
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    Oakland will trade him next year
    Posted by maxnsl



    Great idea actually, sign a guy, no loss of draft picks, give him 8m for one year then pawn him off for more prospects.
     
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    Odd move.  First they trade off all their pitchers for future prospects, to win 3-4 years down the road.  then they sign a guy that will be gone 4 years down the road.  Not to mention that they traded for Reddicl and Taylor, and signed Cespedes and Crisp.
     
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    Sox dodged another bullet.
     
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    In Response to Re: Yoenis Cespedes : Yeah, the area is a factor.  2 other factors weigh heavily as well:  1.  Oakland is close enough to SF that the Giants suck up much of the potential fan base, whereas SJ, while still retaining SF/Oakland base, is like a totally separate city/area, so there will be a new infux of fans for sure  2.  The Oakland Cooliseum is quite possible the worst stadium in the league (after the Trop).  A new stadium can be nothing but good, wherever it is.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus


    All great points once more from the Spaceman - as expected.
     
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    Oakland will trade him next year
    Posted by maxnsl


    That was my thought as well.  Showcase him for a year and then take some offers.  Of course this strategy backfires completely is Cespedes doesn't have a good year but if he even produces decent numbers and shows flashes of the high ceiling we've heard about, 9 million a year is very marketable.
     
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    This is a big gamble for Beane and the boys in Oakland. I agree with a lot of you, in that, Oakland is looking for this guy to have a decent year and to flip him for prospects. 

    The problem will be if Cespedes is more hype than phenom. If he is a bust they could be stuck with the contract. It would be excellent for Oakland if he ended batting like Alfonso Soriano (circa 2002) instead of Alfonso Soriano (circa 2011.)
    But there is no guarantee that is going to happen. This guy is far from proven and the Major Leagues are a big step up from Cuban ball, anyone can attest to that.

    If it works out for them, great, but it's a gamble and it better work out, or Beane could be on the hotseat...  
     
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    Amazing that we were interested in him and then nothing. Management is looking to reduce payroll on this team, you can see it from all the cheap question marks that they picked up this offseason aside from Melancen and Bailey who do have cheaper salaries. Larry Luccino is spaeking with forked tongue about increasing payroll. I will believe it when I see it.
    Posted by AL34


    I wouldnt call the Sox payroll cheap or even a reduction. The Sox, as are the Yankees making a conscientious decision to avoid the morally wrong luxury tax by all means. There is no need to debate why teams dont want to pay the tax, but the Sox don't. Still, having the payroll north of $175 mil is not cheap.
    I still prefer the cheap question marks such as Melancon and Bailey over the expensive question marks such as Bell, Wilson and Cespedes.
    Prefer to spend the big money on known commodities such as Agon, Ortiz, Ellsbury and Beckett.
     
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    I wonder what the signing means for Reddick? I assume Coco will play center and Cespedes will play right. A's do have some highly rated OF's ready to play...where does that leave JR?
     
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    In Response to Re: Yoenis Cespedes:
    In Response to Re: Yoenis Cespedes : I wouldnt call the Sox payroll cheap or even a reduction. The Sox, as are the Yankees making a conscientious decision to avoid the morally wrong luxury tax by all means. There is no need to debate why teams dont want to pay the tax, but the Sox don't. Still, having the payroll north of $175 mil is not cheap. I still prefer the cheap question marks such as Melancon and Bailey over the expensive question marks such as Bell, Wilson and Cespedes. Prefer to spend the big money on known commodities such as Agon, Ortiz, Ellsbury and Beckett.
    Posted by rkarp


    I just read in another thread a post by Moonslav where he itemized the payroll including the Papi final salary and it adds up to $176 mil which is just barely below the luxury tax threshhold.
     
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    Re: Yoenis Cespedes

    Read that the A's see Cespedes as their CF with Crisp moving out of position to LF, Reddick going to RF, and Seth Smith as DH/4th OF.
     
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