Yoenis Céspedes#52, LF, Oakland
- October 18, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Campechuela, Cuba
— Player Notes
Advice: The return package for Oakland would have included pitcher Tyler Skaggs and outfielder A.J. Pollock, but the two sides couldn't agree to the other elements of the deal and it has now been called off. Arizona is clearly searching for a power bat this offseason. The A's have loaded up in recent days and seem unlikely to move any high-impact parts.
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Advice: "But it's tough to imagine that the team would trade the slugger after a down season unless overwhelmed by an offer that includes a big bat in return," Slusser wrote. "This isn't a team that's looking to dump payroll - the A's expect to contend again in 2014." Slusser also writes that teams have inquired about shortstop Jed Lowrie, but trading him "seems highly unlikely."
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