Latest Update Red Sox, Reds make no progress on deal for Yoenis Cespedes Tue Dec, 09, 01:42 PM
Excels as a run producer. Is a tremendous athlete who can play great defense in the outfield, with a plus arm. Also boasts a great power/speed package at the dish.
Flaws: : Needs to make more adjustments to big-league pitchers in order to become a consistent threat with the stick, since he lacks patience at the plate.
Just yesterday there were reports that the Red Sox and Tigers were working out a deal involving Yoenis Cespedes and Rich Porcello. The Red Sox have been telling teams that they don't have to trade Cespedes, but their outfield is overcrowded at the smart money remains on them dealing him. This deal is just another one that Boston is throwing out there and see what sticks. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Considering the Red Sox gave up Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes for Cespedes last year, it hardly seems like they would take Porcello in a straight-up deal for the Cuban outfielder. Given the current structure of the Red Sox roster, moving Cespedes seems like a near-certainty but they're certainly not going to undersell here.Analyst: Howard Bender
With every rumor, they say there's an ounce of truth, but we tend to believe Cherington that there's nothing to the recent reports that the Sox are interesting in dealing Cespedes. The Cuban slugger posted a .269/.296/.423 slash line with five home and 33 RBI in 201 at-bats after being traded by the A's. His OBP, unfortunately sat just under .300 but he posted a .163 ISO during that time. A full season in hitter-friendly Fenway Park should be a nice boost for his overall totals in 2015.Analyst: Howard Bender
If Boston were to keep him, Cespedes would most likely slot somewhere into the middle of the Boston line up. Cespedes hit .260 with 22 home runs, and 100 RBIs in 2014. It was the first time in his career he reached 100 RBIs in a single season.Analyst: Colby Conway