I'm a big Cespedes fan, but can we please think of another nickname every time a Cuban defector plays in MLB? Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
Last night, Athletics fans got to see two of Yoenis Cespedes' tools - power and arm. He had a monster blast to put up a crooked number on the scoreboard, and then nearly threw out Ichiro later that night with an absolute laser from center field to home plate.
Cespedes, as we figured throughout the offseason, is Oakland's biggest question mark, namely because he could be the team's biggest exclamation mark.
So I'd like to ask the AN community... what do you expect out of Oakland's demigod center fielder? Will he struggle this year as he adjusts to the quality of pitching in the AL - Felix Hernandez, Jered Weaver, Justin Verlander et alius - which is several steps above what's in Cuba? Will he have a middle-of-the-road year, showing occasional flashes of brilliance? Or will he win Rookie of the Year, MVP and a seat on the Oakland City Council?