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Marlins Free Agency Rumors: Team Extends Offer To Yoenis Cespedes

The Miami Marlins have been one of the teams reported to have interest in Yoenis Cespedes ever since his name started coming up earlier this Winter. They make a lot of sense geographically, and Cespedes was in Miami visiting the new ballpark this past week. According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Marlins made an offer to Cespedes, and it was actually fairly reasonable considering some of the proposed figures that have come out recently.

Upon his recent visit to Miami, the Marlins made Cespedes an offer that was initially reported to exceed $40MM. That number has since been denied, and Frisaro confirms that the offer was under $40MM, saying the Fish are comfortable with a number in the $30-35MM range.

There was some speculation that teams might need to spend about $60 million to get Cespedes under Contract this winter, so the offer that the Marlins extended was actually pretty good. But there don't seem to be a lot of other teams competing for his services, so the Marlins might be able to get a pretty fair deal.

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