Detroit Tigers: Top 5 Moments In 2014

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Sep 27, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder

Yoenis Cespedes

(52) hits an RBI single during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers Acquire Yoenis Cespedes During Winter Meetings

The Tigers offense was absolutely dominant at points last season while looking completely anemic at others. Detroit was shut out 10 times last season while losing 8 others via the walk-off. The same team also scored 4.7 runs per game.

To help give the offense some more consistency, Dave Dombrowski traded Rick Porcello for Yoenis Cespedes hoping to add more pop to the middle of the line-up and depth to the bottom third by moving J.D. Martinez down a spot.

This isn’t  the first time the Tigers have targeted Cespedes.  They lost out on the bidding war to Oakland  when Cespedes defected from Cuba.  The Tigers were said to be in on Cespedes but failed to outbid Oakland for his services.

In 2014 Cespedes hit 22 HR, knocked in 100 while batting .260.  He can be a little bit of a windmill at times but if he is batting 5th or 6th in the line-up his power should serve as protection for whichever Martinez is hitting in front of him.

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