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The market around Yoenis Cespedes is beginning to take shape, and he could agree to a contract sometime this week.
Cespedes is thought to be seeking at least a six-year deal that would pay him $22 million annually. The Orioles appeared open to giving him a five-year, $90 million deal, and some teams might not be willing to give Cespedes a deal worth more than that.
Some new teams have entered the mix for Cespedes, including one mystery team.
Thrice today I had execs say "watch the Astros on Cespedes." 5th best HR park in MLB in '15. Good lineup. OK, I'm watching— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) January 17, 2016
Here is the MLB week in review, bringing together all the news of the week in one convenient place for you.
A new MLBDD weekly piece was introduced yesterday, entitled the MLB blog review. Our own Scott Gelman put together a list of what all the blogs across baseball are talking about this week. Some highlights include the Orioles potentially still in the mix for Cespedes, the Yankees potentially adding a starter and much more.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1973, Orlando Cepeda signs with the Boston Red Sox, making him the first player to be signed by a major league club with the specific job of being a DH.