Jun 21, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
20. Yoenis Cespedes. Please sign him again.
Fans are still feeling smug about this trade that happened only after Cespedes was with the Tigers for half of a season. In 2015, he joined the team and he left the team at the trade deadline. He was a perfect addition to the team in field, at the plate, and in the dugout. This trade was so bad that it could have been the last straw that ended Dave Dombrowski’s time in Detroit. This trade garnered two pitching prospects for the Tigers: Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.
The trade to get Cespedes was actually a good one and a credit to Dombrowski’s work as a GM. To get Cespedes, the Tigers simply needed to trade away Rick Porcello, who actually had a horrible year in 2015 with the Boston Red Sox.
Rumors are still flying as to whether or not Cespedes will return to the Tigers in 2016.
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