Free agent Yoenis Cespedes could move to another team, according to the latest MLB rumors. There are speculations that his previous team, the New York Mets would only offer about $100 million for four years.
However, there are reports that other teams like the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals will offer even more. Allegedly those teams will offer a five-year contract to Cespedes, who chose to opt out of his contract recently and explore free agency.
Multiple teams look to steal Yoenis Cespedes from NY Mets
Aside from the three teams mentioned allegedly pursuing the veteran outfielder, other teams that could be interested are the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers, according to Fox Sports.
But fresh MLB rumors that only the Giants, Dodgers and Nationals are the ones willing to offer him the rich contract of a five-year deal. The Mets could be balking at the reported asking price since Cespedes is already 31 years old.
Cespedes is a two-time MLB All Star making the team in 2014 and 2016. He played for the Oakland Athletics from 2012 to 2014 and spent a year with the Boston Red Sox. He also played for the Detroit Tigers in 2015 and the New York Mets in 2015-2016. Cespedes is a Gold Glove awardee in 2015.
San Francisco Giants favorites to acquire Cespedes?
“San Francisco has to rebuild its bullpen this offseason, but badly needs some pop after finishing 28th in the majors in homers (130) and 20th in OPS (.728),” Chris Bahr of Fox Sports stated.
“The most logical solution is a power-hitting left fielder, making Cespedes a perfect fit – albeit not at a perfect asking price, especially if the Giants spend big for a free-agent closer.”
For his MLB career, Cespedes has a .272 batting average with 137 home runs and 453 runs batted in.
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