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Yankees Hot Stove: Cano to Seattle is sad

The New York Yankees lost their best player today, as Robinson Cano is accepting a 10-year, $240 million deal to go play in Seattle for the Mariners.

Robinson Canó walking off the field during a g...

Robinson Canó walking off the field during a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on April 24, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a sad day for everyone involved.

The Yankees didn’t budge on their offer of $170 million for seven-years to keep Cano, which certainly show they cared that much to keep him.

No doubt, the Mariners overpaid for Cano but in order to get a superstar to go play in Seattle that is what it was going to take.

Seattle is not New York City; and the Mariners are not the Yankees.

But this is not all Cano’s fault, as the Yankees practically packed his bags.

When the Yankees decided to hand Jacoby Ellsbury a seven-year, $153 million deal it made Cano’s offer look insulting.

Cano is a way better player than Ellsbury, and my guess is the Yankees didn’t really want him to begin.

What are the two reasons that this deal makes no sense?

1) Mariners will not win with Cano, and now they are handcuffed to a big contract so paying for supporting stars will become an issue. Especailly since they handed Cano the kitchen sink, other superstars will expect the same.

2) The Yankees just lost their best player, and set themselves way back in years to come. Cano was the Yankees last legit homegrown superstar, and it just proves that Hal Steinbrenner is all about the Benjamins.

This is a sad day for me as a Yankees fan, as I never thought Cano would be in any other uniform.

Bottom line is losing Cano will hurt the Yankees BIG TIME, and the Mariners can only gain from him right off the bat.

This makes the Yankees other signing irrelevant without bringing back Cano.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Richard says:

    I thought you were going to cry!!!

    Your wrong on multiple counts:

    1. It's Cano that is all about the $$$$, not Hal. Because Wash has no state tax, Hal would have needed to dish out 250-260M to sign him. If we sign Infante, Choo or both you will forget about Cano in a second.

    2. You think $170M is insulting, are you kidding me?

    3. Cano can take his no-hustle $240 M and hope we never see him again ( until April that is)

    4. Let's see what happens from over the next 3 1/2 months.

  2. RLB says:

    with all the outfielders on the current roster, and we do not know Who's on Second — move Soriano back there…