2. Cespedes is a big bat, which the Braves could use, but he's a big bat coming off the two best months of his career, which means his price probably won't drop enough for the local club's liking. Over August and September, Cespedes hit 17 homers, drove in 44 runs and posted an OPS of .942. Here we cherry-pick the best numbers of Cespedes' three previous seasons -- an OPS of .861 in 2012, 26 homers in 2013 and 100 RBI's in 2014. He was so good as a Met that some wondered if he should be considered for National League MVP even though he spent two-thirds of the season in the American League. But, having never been that good before, is he apt to be that good again?
3. Cespedes proved on Kansas City's first at-bat of the World Series -- he played Alcides Escobar's line drive into an inside-the-park home run -- that he's not really a center fielder. The Braves already have a 30-year-old Cuban (Hector Olivera) slotted for left field and an $11-million-per-season man (Nick Markakis) in right. For the Braves to make a place for Cespedes, they'd have to trade one of the two. That's not a Cespedes-deal-breaker in and of itself. (Olivera is unproven and Markakis is overpriced and, as mentioned, Coppolella lives to trade.) But that's a lot of moving parts this late in the offseason. Pitchers and catchers report to Disney on Feb. 19.