More info on Cespedes meeting with the Marlins

More info on Cespedes meeting with the Marlins

There's an article by a blog called Cafe Fuerte (article is in Spanish) that claims to have detailed information on the meeting with Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.  Here is a quick translation...

The Cuban ballplayer has returned to the Dominican Republic with a $40M offer from the Marlins and has no immediate plans to meet with any other teams.

"Everything was very positive and he's leaving with an offer was in the $40M range", according to a source close to Cafe Fuerte.  The offer is said to be for 6 years.

He took a tour of the Marlins stadium that was built in Little Havana and said he'd like to hit there.

He's expecting that he will be approved to visit other teams that are interested in his services for the upcoming season.

His agent Adam Katz confirmed to ESPN Deportes that it was a good meeting but that there is nothing planned at this time. Katz said,

"We had a good meeting.  The Marlins made an impressive presentation.  The talks were productive, but there are also other teams."

No timetable was set as to when Cespedes would meet with other teams.  Other teams said to be interested are the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, the Cubs and White Sox, both from Chicago.


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  • $40M over how many years?

  • In reply to Eddie:

    It didn't say. I'd imagine 5.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    Never mind, I re-read it and either it wasn't there before or I skipped over it, but the offer is for 6 years.

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    Realistically, if the Cubs want him as bad as we all believe, i'm sure they'll top that deal easily...I just hope it gets done soon either way..

  • In reply to Luigi Ziccarelli:

    I was thinking the same thing. It seems the Cubs could top that if they wanted to. We'll find out soon, I suppose.

  • In reply to John Arguello:

    The Cubs are the ideal team fro Cespedes but all in all the Marlins jumped right on him first thing when heard he was visiting the States but you can't rule out other teams i mean like Adam Katz said ",but there are other teams".

  • I hope the Cubs get him and i hope that they dont over pay like they have in the past like they did for Alfonso Soriano and others yes i like to win now but i love to wins for years to come not just this year then for 5 years they lose again

  • In reply to Norway Joe:

    It appears he'll get something more like Fukudome money, except spread out over more years. Hopefully it would turn out better. Fukudome was a nice player, but not at the money he was getting.

  • Soriano got $136 million for eight years, starting at age 31 (the downside of his career). He'll get $54 million to play at age 36, 37 and 38, on what's left of his skills. If Cespedes signs for $60 million over five years, that would be for ages 27 to 31, the peak years of his career. He could turn out to be only worth $30 million, but that other $30 million wouldn't be even close to what Soriano will cost for the next three years.

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    Honestly, i hate to say this, but i think the chase is over and he is going to Miami. While he was here he was supposed to visit other parks, and he only visits Miami. i think that is saying something. So lets go and get soler.

  • In reply to Larry:

    It could mean something. He did say he wants to visit other teams, according to the article. But, of course, he has to at least make Miami think he's interested in other teams, so it could mean nothing.

  • the baseball world tends to get Prospectitis...I've learned my lesson from Fukudome. Take the $60mil and put it in the 2013-2016 budget for FA pitching. I'd rather risk that money with a topline pitcher than someone from a foreign league who could very likely end up being a slight upgrade to a replacement value player

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    just read were the marlins offered Cespedes 6 years 40 million dollars. Which makes me believe, that he will be a Miami marlin by Monday if he is allowed to sign by.

  • In reply to Larry:

    Thanks. I just edited that, I re-read the article and saw that it was a 6 year offer. I may have missed that last night when I translated the piece.

    Not sure that necessarily makes him a Marlin. The Cubs could beat that offer simply by going 5/40 or 6/48. Whether that's enough, I don't know but I don't think the Cubs are going down easily on this one.

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    I just don't see the cubs offering that much, while not being able to unload Soriano. If we could have dumped him, then i say yes the cubs would likely beat it, i just don't see it. On the other hand have you heard anything about Jorge soler.

  • In reply to Larry:

    Nothing on Soler. He has yet to achieve residency, much less free agency. I understand the Cubs are still very interested, but there hands are tied until he gets past all the red tape.

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