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Yankees Hot Stove: 4 reasons proving Yankees aren’t big on Cano and his father agrees

The New York Yankees are trying to pull a fast one again about their desire to sign homegrown, All-Star Robinson Cano.

Robinson Cano holds a bat prior to a game betw...

Robinson Cano holds a bat prior to a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on August 28, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As it was just reported that Robbie’s father, Jose Cano told the New York Daily News, “The Yankees don’t seem to want him.”

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.

ESPNDeportes.com’s Enrique Rojas conveyed that the Mariners are willing to go as high as 10-years at $230-240 million to get Cano to leave New York.

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.

2) Priorities…Remember back in 2011 when the Yankees went after Cliff Lee? Cashman flew to Lee twice and to make sure the Yankees offer was more than any other team. And the Yankees made no secret about it. If recent history dictates anything about the Yankees it that if they want a player that badly, everyone would know it.

3) The Yankees are willing to pay Jacoby Ellsbury $153 million over seven seasons, with a $16 million eighth year option. The supposed offer made to Cano was for seven years at somewhere between $165-$170 million. Think about Ellsbury vs. Cano. Enough said. The Yankees are almost begging for Cano to turn them down.

4) When I thought about it obtaining Ellsbury instead of Curtis Granderson frees up Brett Gardner to be traded. Gardner took over for Granderson as the Yankees starting center fielder, so in order to use Gardner to get a pitcher they needed Ellsbury to fill that void. The Yankees could have had Granderson for four-years at $60 million, which is a heck of a lot cheaper than Ellsbury’s absurd price tag.

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.

The Yankees words aren’t being supported with actions because fact is what the Yankees want, the Yankees do everything to get.

The front office knows the backlash that would ensue by admitting that Cano was not a priority but money talks.

Ellsbury’s deal verifies that the Yankees are lowballing Cano, and that is suspect.

I had a feeling that Hal was up to something because people don’t change that fast even if their father, the Boss is turning in his grave.

The bottom line here is a player with Cano’s talent will get paid $200 million by somebody. In MLB, second base is a premium position, and fact is Cano is the best second baseman in the game.

And Hal and Cashman know this but what I am wondering is how they will spin losing their superstar, homegrown second baseman to the Yankees fan base.

“You want to get Capone? Here’s how you get him: he pulls a knife, you pull a gun, he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. It’s the Chicago way, and that’s how you get Capone.”- Film director David Mamet.

Oh and here is a little bonus fact about the Yankees and keeping payroll below $189 million via twitter:

And that $37 million does not include A-Rod’s $25 million salary…oh *&^#(&$^!!

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8 Comments

  1. Davey Crockett says:

    I'm sure Cano realizes that if he stays in New York another 7 years… they WILL overpay him in his final years to keep him a lifetime Yankee… what other team is going to come with that back end payroll guarantee? Look at how much they paid Jeter for next year who was hurt all of last season! You start jumping teams for money, those teams will also dump you to save money when the time comes!!! If Cano sticks with New York, no doubt he gets paid the most for the rest of his career vs. going elsewhere!

  2. Richard says:

    I'm glad you quoted Rick as the financial guru ( who the hell is he?)

    Pedroia signed a 8 yr ,100m contract. You think Cano is 2X the player Pedroia is? If you do offer up a few stats that prove it!!!!! Hope Cano runs out all those doubles in Safeco that would have been HR's in the Bronx?

    Hopefully in the end we will keep him. But excuse the Yanks if they are a bit skittish on 10 yr contracts. And if Cano wants 10 yrs in obscurity in the NorthWest, good BYE!!!!

  3. Richard says:

    Oh Yeah. Let Papa Cano fly 8 hrs PR to Seattle on that private jet to watch him play. That will piss him off even further. Maybe Robby will buy him a faster plane. Enough already!!!!

    And yes I realize we probably overpaid Doughboy at Cano's expense. C'est la vie.

  4. docott71 says:

    I liked Cano, and wanted him to stay in NY, BUT 10 years, he won't last 6 in Seattle and then he will retire. NUF said!!

    • Richard says:

      Sure, he's going to give up 4 yrs ( 100M) and retire. You said too NUF already.

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  6. Billy says:

    Many, if not most, Yankee fans are not crying about losing Cano. He comes across as lazy and selfish.

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