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Bless You Boys Aug 2, 2015

Tigers aim for upside when trading Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria

They aren't sure things by any means, but Michael Fulmer, Luis Cessa, and JaCoby Jones all have big league potential. Neither deal was a home run like the David Price trade, but dealing for prospects is always a bit of a gamble. The Detroit Tigers have long been criticized for a conservative approach when evaluating amateur and minor league talent, opting for "high-floor" players over those with boom-or-bust potential. When flipping Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria to contenders at this year's MLB trade deadline, however, the Tigers bucked their trend. Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa, both...
Newsday Aug 1, 2015

Terry Collins happy to have Yoenis Cespedes on board

Although he had heard the rumors, Mets manager Terry Collins said he didn't know newly acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was coming to Flushing until "3:57 p.m." Friday afternoon.
Bless You Boys Aug 1, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes trade nets solid value, low risk for Tigers

The Tigers didn't rob the Mets blind in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, but it was a solid return for a two-month rental. It wasn't the splashy move that Detroit Tigers fans were hoping for, but the team's last-minute trade deadline swap with the New York Mets was yet another necessary move as they "reboot" for 2016. The Tigers traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a free agent after the 2015 season, to the New York Mets for a pair of right-handed pitchers, Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa. While many fans were holding onto early speculation that the Tigers could potentially land Zack Wheeler, this...

Mets acquire Cespedes

NEW YORK – The Mets finally made their blockbuster trade. In the final minutes before the 4 p.m. trade deadline the Mets traded for the big bat they’ve been searching for by acquiring Detroit outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. They traded minor …
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis in left field, Ian Kinsler batting third following latest trade

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis in left field, Ian Kinsler batting third following latest trade

Yoenis Cespedes was in the initial lineup. Then he was gone. BALTIMORE -- Yoenis Cespedes was in the initial lineup. Then he was gone. Ian Kinsler will bat third and Victor Martinez fourth tonight as the Detroit Tigers lineup gets a new look following the trade of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets. Rajai Davis will start in left field and bat first. Davis was inserted into the lineup after Cespedes was traded. Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, LF2. Jose Iglesias, SS3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Nick Castellanos,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 31, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes remains topic of trade talk as deadline approaches

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes remains topic of trade talk as deadline approaches

The New York Mets are the team that has been the hottest on the rumor mill. BALTIMORE -- The trade deadline is 4 p.m. today. With one hour to go, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes remained a member of the Detroit Tigers. The New York Mets are the team that has been linked most often to Cespedes with the deadline approaching. mets making push for cespedes. http://t.co/VKA0qpdNxG -- Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2015 The Orioles, Cubs, Cardinals, Angels and Nationals were all rumored as possible destinations, but the Mets have seemed to be the strongest...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 30, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Trade candidates Yoenis Cespedes, Rajai Davis in tonight's lineup in Baltimore

Detroit Tigers lineup: Trade candidates Yoenis Cespedes, Rajai Davis in tonight's lineup in Baltimore

Mired in trade rumors, soon-to-be free agents Yoenis Cespedes and Rajai Davis are both in the Tigers lineup tonight for their series opener in Baltimore. DETROIT -- Detroit's starting rotation looks drastically different following the trade of former Tigers ace David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier today. But Detroit's starting lineup still looks very much the same. Mired in trade rumors, soon-to-be free agents Yoenis Cespedes and Rajai Davis are both in the Tigers' lineup tonight for their series opener in Baltimore. Whether they will remain in the lineup...

Pregame notes: “I think he’s going to make a difference wherever he goes”

Two days before baseball’s trade deadline, a previously unattainable asset is suddenly on the table for the Yankees to consider. Tigers’ general manager Dave Dombrowski told multiple reporters today that Detroit is ready to reboot. That means outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is on the market. It means closer Joakim Soria is on the market. And perhaps […] The post Pregame notes: “I think he’s going to make a difference wherever he goes” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 29, 2015

Seven teams that could target Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes around trade deadline

The Detroit Tigers have plenty of potential trade chips at their disposal, including David Price, Joakim Soria and Rajai Davis. But given the lack of big bats on the market, Yoenis Cespedes could be Detroits biggest trade chip. Heres a list of seven teams that could target the 29-year-old five-tool player this week.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 25, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Tigers 5, Red Sox 1

Seventh-inning update: Tigers 5, Red Sox 1

Alfredo Simon has limited the damage done by the Boston Red Sox. Yoenis Cespedes and Nick Castellanos have done some damage for the Detroit Tigers. BOSTON -- Alfredo Simon has limited the damage done by the Boston Red Sox. Yoenis Cespedes and Nick Castellanos have done some damage for the Detroit Tigers. Cespedes and Castellanos hit home runs and Simon kept the Red Sox off-balance Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three-game series. The Tigers held a 5-1 lead as the game headed to the seventh inning. -- Download the Detroit Tigers on MLive...
Oakland Tribune Jul 23, 2015

Why Tigers might have to deal Cespedes to keep him

Yoenis Cespedes has clause in his original A's contract, which expires after the 2015 season, that might make it easier for the Detroit Tigers to trade him now and attempt to re-sign him during the off-season
Grand Rapids Press Jul 23, 2015
Trade rumors, uncertainty hang over Detroit Tigers as 10-game road stretch begins

Trade rumors, uncertainty hang over Detroit Tigers as 10-game road stretch begins

Victor Martinez feels for teammates hearing their name in trade rumors with July 31 deadline rapidly approaching. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers players remain adamant they aren't listening to the noise outside the clubhouse about the upcoming trade deadline. Time is running out for the Tigers (47-48) to show team president Dave Dombrowski it's capable of making a postseason run, but games like Thursday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Seattle Mariners aren't helping. Names reported to be on the block include impending free agents David Price, and Yoenis Cespedes....
Bless You Boys Jul 22, 2015

MLB trade rumors: Detroit Tigers not planning to be sellers (yet?)

Put away your salesman jackets, the Tigers may be buyers after all. Even as rumors grew that the Tigers would be sellers, Bless You Boys learned from a source near the team that the plan, as it stood that moment, was to "buy, buy, buy" and go "all in." Now ESPN's Jayson Stark hears, too, the Tigers are not ready to sell, casting doubt on the initial report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "Hold that "seller" talk on the #Tigers," Stark wrote on Twitter. "Teams talking to them say they won't make up their mind on Price, Cespedes, etc. until after Sunday." You can make an argument that...
Oakland Tribune Jul 22, 2015

Purdy: The A's might be wise to bring back outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who's an all-star with Detroit but in a contract year

Oakland won just 22 of its final 57 games last season and barely squeaked into the wild card game, so why not take a chance on Cespedes?
Halos Heaven Jul 20, 2015

MLB trade deadline: The Angels should be calling the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes

If Detroit is open to dealing the left fielder, should the Halos be calling, and what would it take? In recent article regarding the Angels and their possible interest in Cincinnati OF Jay Bruce, Halos Heaven member SFAngelsFan posited that perhaps we needed to look somewhere else, and nominated Yoenis Cespedes as the pretender to the trade deadline crown. It's an intriguing idea; a fun little thought experiment in which we eliminate Albert Pujols and other Halos getting gunned at home plate a few times a year...at the very least. But it gets even more thought provoking when you learn that...

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