Detroit Tigers: Yoenis Cespedes traded to the New York Mets
As the minutes ticked down to the trading deadline, the biggest chip left in baseball was still available with the Detroit Tigers looking to deal Yoenis Cespedes.
With just minutes to spare and teams, such as the Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, falling off along the way, the New York Mets swooped in and got their guy reportedly for two prospects: RHP Michael Fullmer and Luis Cessa, the Mets’ number 7 and 16 prospects.
Cespedes is a free agent and has made it known he loves it in Detroit and would love to come back to the Tigers. I would expect that to be tempered to not give the fans in the Big Apple a bad first impression, but if the Tigers can ship Yoenis Cespedes out for a couple of prospects only to land him in free agency, that will not just be a “home run,” it will be a “Grand Slam.”
The team and the fans will miss Cespedes. Here’s hoping its a short-term departure.