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The travails of Robinson Cano

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Let’s see if this can be put a delicate way … no, it really can’t.

Robinson Cano stinks.

At least this season he does. Last night’s 0 for 3 dropped him to .217/.260/.316. He is hitless in his last 17 at-bats and 1 of his last 21. Cano has one RBI since May 25. That’s 18 games and 75 plate appearances. In those 75 PAs it seems like he has seen 74 pitches. He is hacking at everything.

The strange thing is that he’s playing the best defense of his life. Cano has more range than Meryl Streep, to his right or left. He’s made life a lot easier for Derek Jeter and especially Jason Giambi. The Big G can basically anchor himself to the bag and let Cano take everything. Trust us when we tell you, that’s for the best.

Cano hit second last night. Could he hit the bench today? With Alberto Gonzalez up, the Yankees have a palatable option. The Attorney General is no Tony Lazzeri with the stick but Cano probably could use a day off.




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