Comments on: Pirates Are Suitors for Yoenis Cespedes http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10138 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10138 It’s not $30M all at once in 2012.  Assuming it is around 5 year, $30M that’s $6M/year.
I’m not pro or negative on Cespedes….the bust rate for Cubans is pretty big.

The level of play he was at in Cuba is said to be equivalent to Low A/High A here, so to expect him to come straight to the majors (with any team) is unrealistic.

Leonys Martin did not dominate AAA in his stint with the Rangers’ last year.

There are a lot of things you can question about Cespedes, but disregarding him immediately because he needs time in the minors is not valid.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10135 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 17:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10135 So 30M for a guy who is already 26 and can’t start at majors, Yankees can have him.  

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10133 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10133 Keith Law put a scouting report up that said Cespedes would probably need some time in the minors. Not uncommon. Chapman pretty much spent a year in the minors before making the jump to the majors.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10132 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10132 The front office had nothing to do with this rumor. They were just one of the teams at the workout.

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10127 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10127 Even if the Pirates did sign him they would stick him in AA and hinder his development, our FO is the worst in MLB.  

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10126 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10126 That’s the perfect move for this retarded FO, now they could justify trading Cutch….

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By: Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10125 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:52:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10125 Why not spend that $$ on someone proven, this is just a PR stunt for FO so fans think they are trying to sign him but really have no intentions of doing so.  

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10124 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10124 But the Rangers don’t have that much of an immediate need in CF to sacrifice prospects like that.  I think all hypothetical trade ideas are stupid.  We as fans, playing on the internet have absolutely nothing to do with the team’s management.  If you want to outbid to try to get that Cuban, go for it, but stick him in RF. 

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10122 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10122 He used to be a starter in Cuba.  It’s the fault of the Reds that they’re mismanaging their assets.  Chapman should’ve stayed in the minors until he was ready to come up as a starter.  Now, for the last two off seasons, they just talk about whether or not they should try it the next season.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/pirates-are-suitors-for-yoenis-cespedes.html#comment-10123 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21308#comment-10123 hah!

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