MIAMI, FL (The Spread) – The Miami Marlins may not be done making moves this offseason.
Having already signed short stop Jose Reyes and closer Health Bell this offseason, the Marlins met with Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Wednesday. Cespedes remains the hottest free agent left to be signed this winter.
Cespedes played for Cuba in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and is projected to be ready for the majors. Cespedes says six teams are interested in signing him, including the Marlins, Baltimore, Detroit, Cleveland and the Chicago Cubs and White Sox.
Cespedes donned a hard hat for his walkthrough at the almost-completed park in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. In Spanish, he said he believes the Marlins ``can compete for a World Series'' as early as this season.
The Marlins are currently 30/1 to win the 2012 World Series and 14/1 to win the National League pennant this season. That places them in the same odds as the Cubs, Rockies, Dodgers, Brewers and Nationals, who, respectively, all have 14/1 odds to win the NL pennant as well.Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitterand Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!