Honestly, I still completely back Billy on this trade. The A’s were beginning to slump before he left and he wasn’t leading the team in any offensive category. He was not my favorite player and no I did not cry about it (a lot of people did). I took it for what it was – business – we didn’t need Cespedes on our payroll when he’d be gone after 2015. We needed someone like Jon Lester to lead the team to the World Series ….
Just because we are in THE FIRST AND ONLY SLUMP OF THE SEASON – doesn’t mean it will last! It won’t. We have 10 games left against the Angels that will decided the division champion. So I’m not gonna worry ever unless the Angels are like 10 games ahead with five left to play … that’s when things are dire … and even then we’d still make the postseason but that’s not exactly the ideal situation. What I am saying is DONT PANIC!!! There is PLENTY (a month and a half) of baseball left to play.
All that said, I loved Cespy. I was a fan. But it is a business and ESPECIALLY if you are an A’s fan and have been for years you know this … players leave. That’s just how it is …. Anyway, my whole point in this post was this … Cespedes gets it and is a mature and really great person …. when asked about the A’s he said this,
“I don’t hold any hard feelings or resentment toward them,” Cespedes said. “Apart from the game being fun, it’s also a business, and I understand that side of it, so I don’t harbor any negative feelings toward them. On the contrary, I wish them nothing but the best. I hope that they keep fighting, and I hope they win the World Series.”
So I hope we do right by Yoenis …. that the boys get it together (like we know they can) and we win that World Series! And I wish him all the best as a member of the Boston Red Sox!!
Let’s Go Oakland!!!!!