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Yoenis Cespedes hopes A's offer extension

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10:57 AM ET 02.08 | Yoenis Cespedes rarely speaks of his future, and if he does, the Cuban outfielder sometimes mentions his probable desire to explore free agency when his four-year contract with Oakland expires after the 2015 season. So it was something of a surprise, then, when he made it known on Friday his desire to add a couple of years to his current contract, just hours after teammate Coco Crisp's two-year extension with a vesting option for 2017 was announced by the two-time defending American League West champion A's. At one point, Cespedes even went so far as saying, "I would like to play to the end of my career in Oakland. "What I would like is to finish my four years here in Oakland and maybe get an extension, because this is the team that gave me the opportunity to play here, and I will not forget that," he said through a translator. "I don't know if I'm going to be the next to get an extension, but I do know this, that the fact they signed Coco is great because he's the real key to this team."

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February 8, 2014  01:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I bet the A's are hoping his batting average gets back over .250, too. As Uts would say, they "HOPE" his batting average will 'CHANGE" for the better going "FORWARD"

He definitely needs to CHANGE his APPROACH to the PLATE this YEAR AtRo.

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February 8, 2014  09:36 PM ET

The kid has the talent to be successful. He just needs to show better place discipline to improve his OBP.

February 8, 2014  09:38 PM ET
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The kid has the talent to be successful. He just needs to show better place discipline to improve his OBP.

*plate discipline

 
February 9, 2014  09:46 AM ET

Sign him now before the price gets out of reach. Guy with his talent are getting harder to find, especially at the minor league which is basically the pool of talent for money all Oakland

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