Houston Astros Trade Rumors: Yoenis Cespedes
Jul 28, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
With only TWO days remaining before the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline, the Astros are still looking to make another move. While a bunch of moves has been done around the American League, the Astros still have yet to make their second deal, that most people assumed would take place after they acquired Scott Kazmir last Thursday.
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Although the Astros are reportedly pushing most of their chips in on Cole Hamels. They could also be pursuing a bat, someone who could add even more spark to an offense that scored ten runs last night in a win against the Angels. Hamels seems unlikely to approve a trade to the Astros despite Jeff Luhnow’s heavy push to the Phillies, so the Astros GM might have to explore other avenues.
Here’s Peter Gammons’ very confusing tweet from earlier this morning, where he made a crucial typo by leaving out the word WON’T in between “Hamels” and “go”. This actually helps the argument that those above the age of 60 probably shouldn’t use Twitter, but we’ll leave that debate for another day.
Many outfielders have already been dealt so far, including Ben Zobrist, David DeJesus, Shane Victorino, and Mike Morse (traded to Dodges earlier today). But, the big names, like Cespedes, Upton, and Gomez, are still on the board. With that in mind, I’m going to look at the cases for and against acquiring Yoenis Cespedes.
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