Papa Cano’s comment came around the same time that news of the Seattle Mariners making Robbie a 9-year, $225 million offer was broken via CBS Sports Jon Heyman. Cano was flown out privately by the Mariners earlier today so he could meet with ownership in Seattle, and be given the offer.
So why do I think the Yankees are pulling a fast one here?
1)Dropping subtle hints all off-season that their offer might not be enough for Cano. Owner Hal Steinbrenner and GM Brian Cashman have played the martyr card making it out like Cano has no loyalty and it is all about the Benjamins.
As you probably heard, the New York Yankees came to terms on a deal with outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a tune of 7-year, $153 million with an eighth year, $16 million option.
English: Jacoby Ellsbury leading off first base in a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Talking to other Yankee fans, opinions are all over the place.
One guy friend of mine came up to me at dinner last night and said, “How do you feel about Brain Cashman ruining the Yankees?”
My response t him was, “Ruined? That is yet to be determined, but no doubt the monster contract was shocking. It will be a problem if Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t sign Cano because too much was green spent on Ellsbury to keep payroll below $189 million and keep our MVP caliber second baseman. Oh and I won’t like it if the Yankees trade Brett Gardner either because of Ellsbury.”
This Ellsbury deal has me utterly confused.
One minute I like Ellsbury for the short-term, and the next it makes no sense to me.
My tumultuous relationship Hughes is no big secret, as I have made a blog out of regularly tearing him to shreds.
Ok so maybe I am being dramatic, but Hughes has indisputably been a favorite subject featured in some of my most popular articles. Some have even called me a bully, as I have written about Hughes a total of 113 times. Wow!
So, what should be a joyous occasion is accompanied by a bit ambiguity too.
As the Minnesota sports media might not realize it yet, but they just got handed a pitcher that will give them oodles of storylines for the next three seasons.