Cespedes says Sox, Cubs are interested

Cespedes says Sox, Cubs are interested
January 13, 2012, 6:44 pm
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Dionisio SoldevilaCespedes: "Hay seis equipos que mas intereses tienen en mi. Marlins, Cubs, WhiteSox, Orioles, Detroit y los Indios"
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The translation: Yoenis Cespedes told this reporter that the White Sox and Cubs, among four other teams, have expressed a lot of interest in signing him.

Miami and Detroit both have some cash to throw around -- especially Miami -- while the Cubs, Orioles and Indians lurking may not help the chances of the Sox. Maybe the Sox actually do have the money to pony up 50 million to land the 26-year-old Cuban defector, but the logical expectation is that the Sox interest will become real if Cespedes' asking price goes down a bit.

As for the Cubs, unless they plan to stash Cespedes in the minors for 2012, they'll have to move either Marlon Byrd or Alfonso Soriano to clear a spot for him.