About a month and a half ago when we first heard the name Yoenis Cespedes, the Yankees were attached to him. And today it appears as if they are still interested in him as Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus tells us that the general consensus among the international baseball community is that the Yankees are “big” on the Cuban outfielder.
The Yankees have denied interest in Cespedes, but the rumors have been pretty consistent in saying that they are very interested in him. He is expected to be granted Dominican residency shortly and should be granted free agency by early January. We’ll find out then if reports are true.
Cespedes is expected to go from anywhere between $30 and $60 million, according to various reports. Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Texas, and the Cubs are all expected to be involved in the bidding, although Texas could potentially drop out after landing the rights to Yu Darvish.