NEW YORK NY - JANUARY 19: General manager Brian Cashman (R) of the New York Yankees speaks during a press conference as Rafael Soriano looks on on January 19 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees signed Soriano to a three year contract. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
While Yoenis Cespedes is one of the most intriguing players we've seen in quite some time, the usual high-spending teams in the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees may take a pass on him, according to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler. The Yankees front office isn't completely out on Cespedes, but the team is split on spending high for such a raw talent.
With Cespedes' background, many thought the Miami Marlins would be heavily interested in the Cuban defect, but that also seems unlikely now, Knobler says.
Yankees, Red Sox may not bid high on Cespedes - CBSSports.com
"While the market for Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is unpredictable, the word this week is that neither the Yankees nor the Red Sox plan to be heavily involved."
- Twitter / @DKnobler - "On Cespedes, appears neither Yankees nor Red Sox will be in heavy on him. Divide in NYY front office, so maybe could change in their case."
- Twitter / @DKnobler - "Also on Cespedes, hear that there is also divide on him in Marlins front office, and they may not go as heavy as most suspect."