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08:11 AM ET 11.08 | According to one report, 13 Marlins reps will attend a Yoenis Cespedes workout, and they won't be alone in the running. Private workouts will take place over the coming two or three weeks in the D.R. for the likes of the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins, along with others. At the moment, before the bidding starts, the list of teams interested in Cespedes -- gleaned in part by their presence at workouts -- is long and decorated: Yankees, Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Marlins, Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates. ... An employee for one of the smaller-market clubs watching Cespedes said that if the Yankees want him, the Yankees will get him.

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November 8, 2011  08:16 AM ET

"If the Yankees want him, the Yankees will get him"


And that's all you need to know about how things work in MLB.

November 8, 2011  08:39 AM ET

"If the Yankees want him they will get him."......So what else is new......"just add a few mil on top of what everyone else would pay and wrap him up to go"....

November 8, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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"If the Yankees want him, the Yankees will get him" And that's all you need to know about how things work in MLB.

It's all about $$$.

November 8, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"If the Yankees want him they will get him."......So what else is new......"just add a few mil on top of what everyone else would pay and wrap him up to go"....

Money buys everything. Including championships (2009). And prospects.

November 8, 2011  08:55 AM ET
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Money buys everything. Including championships (2009). And prospects.

2009????.....they've been doin it since 1974...Reggie and Catfish.....

November 8, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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2009????.....they've been doin it since 1974...Reggie and Catfish.....

I know. 2009 was the most evident in my eyes (Sabathia, Burnett, Texeira)

November 8, 2011  09:03 AM ET

I'm no Yankee fan. That said... this line is a bit old. The Nationals have shown that they can get a player if they want him badly enough and throw enough money at him. (Jason Werth). But it doesn't mean squat if you don't know how to play the hand you end up with.

The Rays - and other teams as well - seem to be doing just fine with less.

November 8, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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2009????.....they've been doin it since 1974...Reggie and Catfish.....

Yeah - but it is fun when one of thier purchases blows up in thier face. Burnett, Igawa.

November 8, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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The Rays - and other teams as well - seem to be doing just fine with less.

Yeah. But it won't last forever. We won't go for a 15 year playoff run.

November 8, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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Yeah - but it is fun when one of thier purchases blows up in thier face. Burnett, Igawa.

oh... I know that feeling all to well......

November 8, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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2009????.....they've been doin it since 1974...Reggie and Catfish.....

Actually it started with buying Babe Ruth's contract in the 20's. You gotta spend money to make money.

November 8, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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Actually it started with buying Babe Ruth's contract in the 20's. You gotta spend money to make money.

It was technically a trade....player for cash.....but all in all your correct...the power of the almighty $$$$....

November 8, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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Yeah. But it won't last forever. We won't go for a 15 year playoff run.

Nope. The Rays have to hope for a few "Up" years intersperced with a couple of retooling years. So, what pitchers do you think they'll deal this winter?

November 8, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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Nope. The Rays have to hope for a few "Up" years intersperced with a couple of retooling years. So, what pitchers do you think they'll deal this winter?

I thought they would deal Shields for some offense. Instead they have left Johnny Damon & Casey Kotchman unsigned and are free agents. Maybe Price. Get someone that can hit please!!!

November 8, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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2009????.....they've been doin it since 1974...Reggie and Catfish.....

Since 1923.

November 8, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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Nope. The Rays have to hope for a few "Up" years intersperced with a couple of retooling years. So, what pitchers do you think they'll deal this winter?

Rays blue chip drafts will be a little harder to pull off ....which technically is a good thing because it means they're playing well....so fewer higher draft picks.....puts more pressure on their scouts....

November 8, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Nope. The Rays have to hope for a few "Up" years intersperced with a couple of retooling years. So, what pitchers do you think they'll deal this winter?

They have to hope enough people care enough to show up for their games first.

November 8, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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I thought they would deal Shields for some offense. Instead they have left Johnny Damon & Casey Kotchman unsigned and are free agents. Maybe Price. Get someone that can hit please!!!

Ah - don't panic. There's a limited market for Damon and Kotch. They'll be on the market for a while. I think the Rays will try to shore up the catching position first. If I'm Friedman, I look to deal Shields. He's coming off a career year so his value is high. I just don't know what out there for catching. The Reds have some few catchers that are supposed to be good so maybe them.

November 8, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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"If the Yankees want him they will get him."......So what else is new......"just add a few mil on top of what everyone else would pay and wrap him up to go"....

Cliff Lee agress with this statement. As does Curt Shilling.

 
November 8, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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oh... I know that feeling all to well......

As a Met fan I'm sure you do. How's Ollie Perez doin?

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