Earlier this week, Yoenis Cespedes signed a four-year deal with the Oakland Athletics, a move that surprised many teams, including the Miami Marlins, who were most aggressively pursuing the free agent. While many Marlins fans have yet to see Cespedes actually play, there's a strong feeling of being let down after being spurned by the potential star.
The Marlins did succeed in bringing a number of new players this offseason to improve their roster heading into the 2012 season. But they have also come up short in their attempts to sign Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and now Cespedes.
Will the failure in luring in the Cuban star hurt the team? Here are seven ramifications the Marlins will face in losing out on Yoenis Cespedes.