Yoenis Céspedes#52, LF, Oakland
- October 18, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Campechuela, Cuba
— Player Notes
Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this week that the A's and Diamondbacks had discussed a trade revolving around Cespedes, but those talks didn't progress very far. Oakland has been making upgrades this winter and moving Cespedes would only hurt the cause. The 28-year-old Cuban slugger has a .796 OPS, 49 home runs and 162 RBI through his first 264 major league games.
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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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