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Cespedes hits first HR (w/video)

    Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run in the Dominican winter league, and as you can see from the video, he's one who likes to admire his work. Cespedes continues to seek residency in the Dominican and the green light from MLB to become a free agent.

     The Marlins will be one of his strongest suitors, along with a handful of other clubs. Cespedes said the other day that the Cubs have shown the most interest in him so far, but Marlins president David Samson said the team plans to be aggressive in its pursuit of the Cuban outfielder.

     Cespedes' home run has been about his only high point so far in winter ball. He's gone 3 for 23 with six strikeouts. The homer represents his only RBI, run scored and extra-base hit. He has not walked.


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I hope the teams are not deterred by his stat line in the dominican league because of a lack of scouting reports, preparation time, and a litany of other extraneous variables (notably that he is still trying to get residency and free agency in a new country). It would also be remiss to fail to mention that this is much like a spring training for him where his bat speed is adjusting to pitchers that are prepared. What I would be concerned about is his attitude. He seems cocky and not unlike Hanley Ramirez.

Stan M

I'm becoming increasingly suspicious of this signing. This guy sounds too much like a Hanley clone. A very talented player with an ego and/or personality problem. More and more it seems as if the persuit of this player rests a great deal on his Cuban heritage. Picture a 25 year old Dominican who has never played in professional ball in the US, has enough of an ego to admire a home run in a new environment while hitting less than .150, and commands more money than nearly every payer on the Marlins. His signing would probably force Bono, who by all appearances is very popular among his teammates, to become a "super sub". Would there be this much of a fuss over this mythical Dominican? I think not! Just think of some of this year's free agents that his price could have purchased. Grady Sizemore, Josh Winningham, DeJesus, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel, or any number of starting pitchers for the same or much less money.


why does everyone suppose infante will not be the super sub
boni can play 2nd too


This guy is overrated - That is obvious by his asking price... he thinks he is worth a lot more than he really is... which is typical among cubans. this guy aint worth but a penny, if that. competition is far better here than in cuba or where ever the heck this guy is playing baseball right now... he wont have nearly the same success in the majors as he has had elswhere...Miami dont need no more cubans... the marlins have had great signings to this point, this would ruin it all.


How's the weather in Miami? Here in the Seattle area I got over a ft of snow at my home the past few days and to top it off my car got stuck pulling into the driveway coming home from work today. Awesome. Maybe now I understand that hideous logo.


Answer to Paolo what you are showing is envy. tu eres uno mas de esos que nos tienen invidia, sangra por la herida.

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