When Yoenis Cespedes signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the A's this offseason, he brought more than just his game to Oakland, he brought huge expectations. From day one the A's made it clear that Cespedes was going to be a major part of their team this season, immediately thrusting Cespedes into the middle of their lineup. Further confirming his importance to the team's future, the A's asked Coco Crisp to shift over to left field so Cespedes can take over in center.
The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers signed two of the biggest international free agents this past offseason. Japanese superstar Yu Darvish signed a six-year $60 million contract with Texas after the team posted a $51 million bid... Read Post
The Oakland Athletics surprised many when they took a gamble and signed 26-year-old Cuban phenom Yoenis Cespedes to a $36 million contract in February. Oakland isn't exactly known for shelling out that kind of money, especially for ... Read Post