Yoenis Cespedes watches the ball go, and with it any chance of the Cardinals signing him. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Will it happen? At this point, I’d place it over a signing of one of the remaining free agents on the probability charts. Mo doesn’t want to pay big dollars to Chris Davis or Justin Upton, and I am not sure what the market is for Yoenis Cespedes.
What do I want? While Gonzalez sure is sexy, I’d still take the ribeye steak like allure of Yoenis Cespedes. Both are 30 years old(birthdays are a day apart in October), and while Gonzalez plays a better right field, I think he will cost you too much to make a deal worth it. If Cespedes agrees to test out right field, you could sign him for 4-5 years and not lose any prospects.
I am not against Mo hoarding prospects, but you may want to save those for a midseason trade if needed. Cespedes has a rocket for an arm and can play center field as well. A Gonzalez trade is more likely, but I’d prefer Cespedes. Similar player. Just money. Not players. The Cards may need a lot of that pitching depth. My three cents.
What do you think of Gonzalez? Should the Cardinals trade for him or change course and make an “impact” signing instead?
Thanks for stopping by-DB