The A’s signed Cespedes to a 4 year, 36 million dollar deal. The money is pretty good as are the years for what was expected. He’s a bit overhyped and going to the A’s will hurt his value but he should still do pretty good and be an impact player. He may play some of this year in the minors which is okay for him and then move up and if he does, he should do okay. His average this year may not be the best but it won’t be terrible, where he’s a t he could be a .280-.290 hitter. His defense will fit well in the A’s park and he fit well The A’s moves don;t make much sense with trading their young guns and getting him, other than the fact that they want him to be a cornerstone to the franchise which may not happen, o the move is questionable. He should have success and be an above average in the MLB if not a little more and his power will always be his most impressive tool, but he should do a lot for the A’s and may make this contract look decent or bad. He could succeed in the A’s ballpark but it will be a little harder on him. Cespedes is a risk all around but the A’s should get some production no matter what, I don;t see him being a complete bust, if he even is, he will always have power and defense and could hit for some extra base hits or he could be a superstar. This is an okay deal for both sides.
This is where I think some Free Agents Fit best…
- Roy Oswalt- Cardinals- That last arm they need and a good one
- Francisco Cordero- Reds- One more year to let Chapman go to the rotation
- Ryan Madson- Rays- Great fit if he is discounted and Farnsworth-Rodney would be okay 7-8, though it could blow up but Madson won’t
- Casey Kotchman- Rays- He will hit about .280 and play good defense
- Carlos Pena- Brewers- He may not be the best hitter but his power will help and he’s a lot better than Gamel
- Jeff Keppinger- Tigers- He replaces Betemit and he could do well in Detroit and be a second or third baseman
- Yoenis Cespedes- Marlins- Best fits are Marlins, Tigers and Yankees, so one of those three
- Johnny Damon- Rays- He still hits well and is a good DH option
- Vladimir Guerrero- Blue Jays- He fits their team and could have a year lie he did in 2010, only not quite as good
- Hideki Matsui- Mariners- For a year, not a bad deal
- Hiroki Kuroda- Red Sox- He would do well in Boston and have an ERA a little under 4 and they need him
- Edwin Jackson- Royals- They need pitching a with him they have a good righty, lefty and good prospects plus Chen
- Javier Vazquez- Natioanls- A possible contending teams, comeback will be complete because he will do well
- Joe Saunders- Yankees- He may do okay there, but he’s not really much more than a decent five guy
- I believe Yoenis Cepedes would fit best with the Tigers, Marlins or Yankees. He looks to have a great speed-power combo and has ability. He can defiantly hit and looks to be a top prospect who will do really good regardless of where he plays and has a chance to be a perennial all-star. I would say 25-335 HR and 35-50 SB for him on a regular basis. I like him a lot and he could be a huge piece in a ny franchise
- The Diamondbacks brought back Willie Bloomquist and he should do really good as a utility man, it was a good move bringing him back on the D’Backs part and I believe that he will be a big piece this upcoming year and could do some great work on defense and offense. Teh D’Backs needed to bring him back.
- The Pirates signed Rod Barajas and I don;t believe he’s done yet. I think he could have a good year and be an above average catcher and not slack on defense. It’s a good signing and might allow Tony Sanchez playing time later too. On Opening Day Barajas should be a good starter and McKenry a good back-up. Barajas will hit a few more homers than in 2011 and should keep a higher batting average compared to his usual and get on. He’s a nice veteran for the Pirates to have and hit seventh or eighth.