Ex-Red Sox OF Cespedes Offered 5-Year Deal By Orioles
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Yoenis Cespedes—who toiled in Carmine Hose for just 51 games in 2014—has been offered a five-year deal worth $75-$90 million by division rival Baltimore. During his brief stay in Boston, Cespedes hit .269 with 5 HRs, 33 RBIs—while slugging an impressive .604. He came to us in exchange for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes and was traded to the Detroit Tigers (along with the talented Alex Wilson) for the immortal Rick Porcello. Can you say "bad trade"? Anyway, the Orioles' offer seems low for Cespedes—but the Birds might be desperate enough for offense to up the ante substantially. Stay tuned.