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The Mets are reportedly considering Yoenis Cespedes, but when you really think about it, he doesn’t make much sense in New York:
It’s somewhat strange that Cashman said the two sides would talk again if Cespedes isn’t a part of their offseason plan, but there’s a couple ways that it makes sense. First, the Yankees could just be doing their due diligence, monitoring the market of a player they would be silly not to employ at the right price. Second though, while the Yankees have made attempts to get below the luxury tax, Hal Steinbrenner has made it clear that spending isn’t out of the question. For the Yankees, spending always seems like an enticing option.
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Take a look at what’s happening around the National League West.
There is a chance Major League Baseball could avoid a lockout, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark.
The Indians want to keep Martinez on their roster:
Indians would love to keep Michael Martinez in the organization. They are offering him a minor league deal with invite to big-league camp.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) November 23, 2016
Oakland added some outfield depth:
With a solid spring, Shane Robinson could end up on Los Angeles’ roster:
The #Angels have agreed to minor league deals with Shane Robinson and Rey Navarro. Both had been DFA'd.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) November 22, 2016
The Royals are ready to move on:
The #Royals have requested release waivers on catcher Tony Cruz. He was designated for assignment last week— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) November 23, 2016
Detroit is open to moving veteran pieces but is asking for a lot in potential deals, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
This could be something to monitor:
Justin Masterson tell us his agent is "talking to a few teams. It's looking for a situation that will fit. I feel healthy, I fell strong"— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) November 22, 2016
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