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Quick notes: Cano, Swisher, Martin and Nakajima

Posted By Chad Jennings On November 9, 2012 @ 12:18 pm In Misc | 304 Comments

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Just a few quick notes and links from the final day of the GM Meetings.

• The Yankees would like to keep Russell Martin but are sure to lose Nick Swisher. One team interested in both of them is reportedly the Mariners who could use Swisher to improve their outfielder corners [2] and Martin to improve behind the plate.  [3]But I thougth the Mariners got their catcher last winter…

• Robinson Cano is under contract for another year, but clearly the Yankees would like to sign him to another multi-year deal eventually. Joel Sherman reports that it won’t be easy because Cano is not willing to sign another team-friendly contract. [4]Not sure which would be harder given the new financial goals: Re-signing Cano or replacing him.

• Remember Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima? The Yankees won the rights to him last winter, and now he’s hit the market as a free agent. [5]Seems like much more of a utility guy than a starter, though. He wasn’t interested in joining the Yankees last winter, and that might not change this winter.

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[2] Swisher to improve their outfielder corners: https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/266935562970210304

[3] Martin to improve behind the plate. : https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/266914629568036864

[4] Cano is not willing to sign another team-friendly contract. : http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/yankees/battle_lines_dTtSoUmP4l7SI9YNCL9pfM

[5] now he’s hit the market as a free agent. : http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/winter-meetings-new-york-mets-tampa-bay-rays-david-price-ra-dickey-110812