July 13, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a RBI-single to score shortstop Jed Lowrie (8, not pictured) during the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A’s Yoenis Cespedes Does Not Want to Sign With Jay-Z


Jay-Z is taking over the MLB, just ask Scott Boars. After signing  Robinson Cano and rapping about it, Jay-Z now has his sights set on Dodgers star Yasiel Puig and Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes.

No word on whether or not Puig is going to join up with Roc Nation, but Cespedes sounds as if he is going to buck the trend and shun Jay-Z according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser:

“I don’t care what it says on the Internet,” Cespedes told me, with photographer Carlos Gonzalez translating, “I’m staying with Adam. I am very happy with Adam and with the work he’s done for me. I am very happy to work with him.’

Jay-Z’s first client, Yankees’ star Robinson Cano, made Cespedes the final selection for the American League’s Home-Run Derby team this week.

Uh-oh. Brave move by Cespedes, but someone had to make the move and tell Jay-Z no. May not be a popular move, and one that could be subject to change, but it’s possible all of the outside attention that comes with signing to Jay-Z may not be worth it to Cespedes.

Of course, he could have just written himself into a song.

 

Follow me on Twitter for more NFL, NBA and MLB news and analysis @Chris_Roling

Tags: Jay-Z Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes