How’s Robinson Cano don’t you want to know?
The privilege of calling Cano one of my favorite Yankees might have ripped from under me, hence the Seattle Mariners uniform he will be sporting for the next decade, but that won’t stop me from always being his fan.
Regardless of not knowing the details, it was clear there was some bad blood between Cano and the Yankees front office.
And how do I know this?
Well, I am the smartest person on earth…kidding.
You don’t have to be Einstein to figure out the Yankees never had any intention of signing Cano this past the off-season. The off for 7-years at $170 million was a poor attempt to save face.
So I do not blame Cano for bolting to Seattle, as the Yankees practically packed his bags anyway.
Bottom line is when the Yankees want a player; they go above and beyond to make sure it happens.
And all of my suspicions were confirmed the moment I learned that Jacoby Ellsbury’s deal goes up to 8-years and $168 million bucks.
Ellsbury is already nursing a sore right calf, while Cano has yet to miss a game or be injured in his nine-year career.
The Yankees will look back and kick themselves for letting Cano walk. As the Yankees could have had Cano for 8-years and $200 million, and they know it so they never offered it.
Ok enough, as what’s done is done.Robinson Cano - 2014 Spring Training Batting Stats
(Stats come courtesy of MLB.com)
All I can say is this guy is on FIRE, and having one of the best Spring Training’s ever!!
Could this be the season Cano finally gets his first MVP?
It is a tad premature, as it is just ST but remember where you heard this first…I predict Cano will win the 2014 AL MVP Award.
No you didn’t!!!
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