Detroit Tigers Not Absolutely Out On Yoenis Cespedes

I'm going to level with you. I started writing this update because I saw a Rotoworld tweet reading:

Tigers confirm interest in OF Yoenis Cespedes

"Very interesting!" I thought. Then I went to the source. This is the source. From the source:

The Tigers might not be Cespedes' most likely destination at this point, but Dombrowski said "it's correct to say" the Tigers haven't declared themselves out of it.

Rotoworld's tweet said that the Tigers confirmed that they're interested. The Tigers actually confirmed that they're not not interested. Those sound like the same thing but they are not the same thing. In one version, Dave Dombrowski says "yes, we are interested in Yoenis Cespedes." In the other version, Dave Dombrowski says "no, we have not completely ruled ourselves out on Yoenis Cespedes." Do you see how the message is different?

Of course, after the Tigers swooped in to sign Prince Fielder, one can't really predict what they might do next. But the fact of the matter is that the Tigers did commit a lot of money to Fielder, and the fact of the matter is that Cespedes will have other suitors, including the Marlins, who have publicly acknowledged that they're thinking about Cespedes when they're making love with their partners. Cespedes will probably not end up in Detroit. But, hey, we've confirmed that the odds of that happening are not zero percent. All right.

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