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Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby

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The last time a player had won the Home Run Derby in back-to-back years, it was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998-1999. Tonight, Yoenis Cespedes joined Griffey Jr. in that club, winning the Home Run Derby for a second consecutive year in a row. After getting off to a slow start, Cespedes was able to take down ...

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Across the AL: Despite Losing Streak, Success Inevitable for Oakland A’s, Reddick

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The Oakland Athletics, after getting swept by the Rays in their previous three-game series, were certainly looking for a win when they visited Fenway on Monday.  They did not get it, however, as they lost to the Red Sox, 9-6.  Through their first 16 games, the A’s were 12-4 and outscored their opponents, 96-63.  The ...

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A look back at the free agents the Yankees missed out on

The 2012 free agent pool was fairly decent last offseason and, as usual, there was tons of speculation on who the Yankees would go after.  Regardless, they were pretty economical in gaining assets through savvy trading (Michael Pineda), picking up cast offs (Raul Ibanez), and re-signing critical assets (CC Sabathia, Andrew Jones, Eric Chavez). It’s ...

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Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes signs with Athletics

The Yankees were literally the first name attached to Yoenis Cespedes when his name became prevalent this offseason, but in the end the Yankees were barely involved with the 26-year-old Cuban outfielder. Instead he signed a four-year $36 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. Cespedes didn't really fit with ...

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Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes is a free agent

The race is on. The 26-year-old Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is finally a free agent and is finally able to negotiate and sign with a major league team, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The Yankees have been attached to Cespedes through rumors since the very start, but reporters have been split. The guys who cover the ...

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Rumor: Yankees lurking as Cespedes candidate

The Yankees were the first team connected to Cuban soon-to-be free agent Yoenis Cespedes and since then we've heard everything from they are the favorites to land him to they have no interest at all. It's hard to figure out who to believe, but the latest is that while the Yankees are not "in," on him ...

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Rumor: Yankees have slim chance of signing Cespedes

The rumors this offseason have been that the Yankees were among the most interested in signing Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Most of that has been generated by reporters whose main beat wasn't the Yankees (usually it was by guys who cover the international market). The Yankee beat reporters have so far been skeptical. First Joel Sherman ...

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Rumor: Yankees still big on Yoenis Cespedes

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 ...

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