Throughout the winter months, the Detroit Tigers were rumored to have a very high interest in the Cuban Centipede, Yoenis Cespedes. However, with the huge signing of Prince Fielder, it seemed more unlikely that they would not sign Cespedes too. Well the rumors came to an end today because the Oakland Athletics sign Cespedes to a 4-year, 36 million dollar deal.
I really thought the Miami Marlins were going to sign him but the Marlins offer was reportedly for six years and not four. Cespedes would have been a great for the Tigers, playing alongside Austin Jackson in the huge outfield of Comerica Park. Cespedes is a great hitter as well and it has been said that he is a five tool player. As much as I wish that I could say he is a Detroit Tiger, good luck to Yoenis Cespedes in Oakland. He will always be the Cuban Centipede in my mind.
In other Tigers news, it is six days away from pitchers and catchers reporting. The trucks have been sent down to be ready by then. Read the story here.
Anyways, my favorite sport is baseball and I couldn’t be any more excited for this up-coming season for the Detroit Tigers. On Sunday, it will be great to see video clips and hear interviews of pitchers such as Justin Verlander, Doug Fister and many others. It has been one of the biggest off-seasons in Detroit Tigers history and I’m hoping the season is just has good as the off-season. Even Derek Jeter knows how big the off-season was for the American League, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“It’s scary for the whole American League, especially for the West and Central,” Jeter said today. “Our league has always been tough, but I’m pretty sure they’re excited over in Anaheim to have Albert, C.J. I think it’s kind of cool that Prince is in Detroit, because everyone remembers him with his dad, following his dad around. It made two great teams even better.”
Hearing quotes like this, I’m ready for some Major League Baseball. Are you?