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Video: The first full-squad workout

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 19, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This is what the Yankees first full-squad workout looked like.

A small group of pitchers threw bullpens and batting practice early in the morning, but the bulk of the workout began around 11 a.m., after a team meeting in the clubhouse. Players gathered in right field, right along the foul line, for a standard set of warmup and stretching exercises.

When the players finished stretching, they split split into pairs to play catch in right field. In each pair, one player stood along the foul line while the other moved gradually farther away, stepping closer and closer to center field.


On the main field, the first set of real drills was infield practice. Groups of coaches stood in foul territory around home plate and along the base lines. Four different coaches hit groundballs to the four infield positions where groups of infielders took turns fielding. Half of the infielders were on the main field, the other half were on a back field (outfielders were also on a back field going through their own drills). After routine grounders, the infielders practiced turning double plays.

Batting practice was the last thing on the agenda. On the main field, Derek Jeter was the first Yankees hitter in the box. Players usually run the bases after they hit, but that didn’t happen with Jeter’s group. “I think because I hit first and I didn’t run,” Jeter said.

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67 Responses to “Video: The first full-squad workout”

  1. blake February 19th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    @Joelsherman1: Column http://t.co/Akg5FLle Cano’s negotiations with #Yankees is complicated by the empty locker 2 down from him #A-Rod

    Basically all the questions we have been asking in column form

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Disgraced former Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens offered a pathetic condolence yesterday to the family of Mindy McCready, the singer who allegedly had been his teenage mistress — saying he had met her “just a few times” even though they reportedly had a decade-long affair.

    Asked directly by The Post about McCready, Clemens only responded, “Like I said, I feel really sad about that. I’ve released a statement.’’

    Why would you feel “really sad” about someone you only met a few times, some 20-30 years ago? The answer is, you wouldn’t. This guy wouldn’t know truth if it hit him in the face with a baseball.

    Of course, I understand the “What do you expect him to say?” aspect of it, but he’s never shown that he’s bright enough to even cover his own tracks in the same conversation. He’s lucky he can afford top-gun defense attorneys who understand the art of beating a rap.

  3. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    At least Joel understands that the ‘worrying’ or however we might classify it isn’t baseless by fans..there’s a lot of concern because the numbers are stubborn things…

  4. pat February 19th, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Lots of column inches from multiple writers being devoted to a player 1000 miles away from Yankee camp.

    Alex’s situation could impact Cano’s contract seems to be the theme today but……If the $189 goal is in place and Alex was still hitting 30/100, dos that make it ore likely that they would sign Cano to a long term deal?

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Bronx, unless I misread the smal print, face value of the tickets going for $750 is somewhere around $325. I had seen others in the same section going for a grand. So yeah, ticket owners are enjoying quite a mark-up.s

    The reason I chose the last game is that I am sure Mo will be pitching in that one. That’s why I said that I feel certain that the minute he announces his retirement (I don’t want it to be but fear it is), the remaining tickets for the last game will disappear in a NYC heartbeat – the decent seats anyway – and the price will skyrocket instantaneously.

    Oh well, I’ll wait it out.

  6. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:11 am

    McCready seemed like a pretty damaged young woman with or without Roger in her life.

    pat – Real good question.. I could see some subset of fans arguing if Arod was hitting that well, signing Cano wouldn’t be such a pressing matter. Ultimately, that’s not the case and it only gives Cano more leverage against the Yanks, who have very few prime aged players in the mix right now.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I apologize for any typos and misspelled words in my posts. My keyboard is once again skipping letters, and Dell is once again replacing it. I try to catch them when they happen, and that involves typing slowly and backspacing constantly. Sometimes I miss them (as I see happened in my last post.)

  8. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:14 am

    trisha – Save your pennies for the post season ;)

    Mo shouldn’t get his farewell before October.

  9. FiretheUMPIRE February 19th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Just keep Cano in pinstripes. I don’t care how you do it. I’m sick to death of this 189 business anyways. I want to see baseball.

    Tigers fans see Prince Fielder, not his contract.

  10. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I wish they’d have the foresight and guts to trade Cano now, but the short-term matters way too much to them.

  11. Ys Guy February 19th, 2013 at 9:18 am

    roger clemens should have just kept his mouth shut, something he apparently does not have the ability to do.

  12. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    The article doesn’t give us any new info, that’s for sure.. but I never thought of the Cubs or Mets as landing spots for Cano.

    I think Wilpon will talk a big talk but I don’t see him ever begin able to sign a guy like Cano. The Cubs… I dunno, Theo is a bit tricky. If he can clear enough salary, it wouldn’t surprise me if he made a run at Robbie.

  13. blake February 19th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    “Alex’s situation could impact Cano’s contract seems to be the theme today but……If the $189 goal is in place and Alex was still hitting 30/100″

    It woukd still impact it because of the budget….but at least then Alex wouldn’t be sunk cost and perhaps they wouldn’t need to keep Cano as badly for the short term success.

    Any way you slice it….nearly 30 million dollars of dead payroll is tough

  14. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Even if A-Rod was still a 30/100 guy, you’d still have to ask yourself how long it would continue given his age. His contract has always been a ticking time bomb. It just blew up early and for a reason that was unexpected to most, even if it shouldn’t have been.

  15. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Ys – I dunno what the hell he was thinking/doing making a statement either. Ugh.

    Rich & blake – I think if Arod was still that 30/100 guy, you could at least have toyed with stop-gapping to replace Cano. We really don’t have any options right now though. Cano is the heart of the order… Arod is a question mark, Tex is what he is, and Grandy strikes out way to much to be effective there.

  16. randy l. February 19th, 2013 at 9:31 am

    remember that wacky 9-9-9 herman tax plan?

    hal’s 1-8-9 plan is just about as stupid.

    i argued for years that the owners and upper management of the red sox thought that ownership and management were the star of the show and not the players. in other words they thought that they were what drove the success of the team. lucchino really did think he was more important than pedro or nomar.
    luchinno , henry,and theo were laundry guys. they believed all players were disposable. and they made all red sox players disposable to prove they were disposable. after nomar they had a new shortstop every year for about five years . disposable.
    so what does it do to a franchise over time when kids that grew up idolizing nomar are convinced by a lucchino that nomar was actually not that important and on top of it was a really selfish bad guy. pedro was demonized. manny was deonized. francona when he left was demonized. ownership put out info that bashed every guy leaving.

    the red sox say they are a progressive team and pay for performance and not what a player has done in the past.ok, but what does this mean for building a brand. isn’t the red sox kid who grows up with nomar expecting to be able to root for nomar forever, like the way a generation of yankee fans has with jeter ?

    now when the red sox win a couple of world series, nomar is kind of forgotten, but when the team implodes does that kid who used to worship nomar take his kids to the watch red sox laundry teams like he would if nomar was still a part of the red sox legacy?

    i don’t think so. when a team ownership starts to let star players go that have a huge fan following they undermine their team’s future. it won’t hurt right away and it’s so hard to measure ownership can spin it any way they want, but the reality is that a team like the red sox run by henry has already lost a huge number of fans.

    do the yankees want to follow this path where ownership and management rules or do the yankees let the players be stars and maybe stay a little longer than their performance says , out of loyalty and out of keeping the player forever a part of the team for building life long fans who then bring their kids to the game decades later?

    i have never seen the yankees let a player as good as cano go or even think about it. i ,as a fan, have given up on this ownership. i expect this present ownership to let cano leave. i expect them to cover their asses in the short run the way the red sox did by bashing cano as he leaves. randy levine will tell us all how bad a guy cano is. lazy, partier, whatever?

    the fact remains, we as fans shouldn’t even be thinking about cano leaving. he should have been locked up years ago, and his presence should be a given in the yankee line up for years to come.
    it’s not going to happen though.

    the yankees are an ownership rules team right now, a laundry team. unless that changes. the brand
    is changed forever unless a new ownership comes in and makes the players the star of the show again as it always has been. ruth , gehrig,dimaggio, berra, ford, mantle,howard,munson,guidry,mattingly, jeter, williams,rivera,etc are why we are yankee fans.
    we don’t give a flying fc4%k about randy levine or hal’s 1-8-9 .

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Yeah she did seem to be messed up. She had said Roger was the one who turned her onto cocaine. But people have been turned onto drugs (if it is true that he did it) and been mistresses and not killed themselves. So I certainly don’t connect him to what she did, if it came across that way. I was using just another example of what a scummy person he is as well as a pathological (though not polished) liar.

  18. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Shame

    Yes, it would be easier, but imo, they can’t let that affect their thinking because it is really an example of doubling-down on the same bad thought process that signed-off on A-Rod’s contract. You could use Tex as another example of that flawed decision-making.

  19. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    RAB deems Chavez as the biggest loss of the off season… given the cost benefit analysis, I agree.

  20. JobaTipsHisCap February 19th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    “It’s not about the money,” he (Cano) said

    LOL

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Shame, I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford the postseason! I definitely expect for them to be there. I was just waxing nostalgic in wanting to see Mo in his last game of the regular season. I’d have to buy tickets to every postseason game to figure out Mo’s real last game.

    :(

  22. blake February 19th, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Shame Spencer says:
    February 19, 2013 at 9:33 am
    RAB deems Chavez as the biggest loss of the off season… given the cost benefit analysis, I agree.

    Maybe the loss that makes the least sense unless Chavez just was dead set on going to Arizona

  23. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    If keeping Chavez was going to prevent $12m on Youkilis and that money could have been spent more productively, then yes, but the benefit is tough to quantify apart from that given his fragility, and he won’t likely be a critical reason why they win or lose.

    To me, the biggest loss was the moves not made: trading Cano and Granderson.

  24. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    randy, call it my eternal optimism (mixed with a dollop or more of naivete?) but I will be shocked beyond all belief if the Yanks let Robby walk. In fact I am thoroughly convinced they will never let it happen. And I do believe Robby when he says it’s not about the money.

  25. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    IF they let Robby walk (unless we find out he’s on PEDs and he hits 220 for the season in spite of it) I will definitely re-evaluate my opinion of the Yankee organization – and not in a good way. That is etched in stone.

  26. FiretheUMPIRE February 19th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    If Jeter hits .320 and declines his option. What’s first order of business? Jeter’s contract or Cano’s?

    I like to think the Yankees want to deal with Cano before faced with that kind of scenario.

    And what if Rivera wants to come back? And Andy?

    How do you prioritize? There will be mutiny.

    Yankees need to lock up Cano now.

  27. blake February 19th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    “If Jeter hits .320 and declines his option. What’s first order of business? Jeter’s contract or Cano’s?”

    Maybe they could do two things at once like most organizations!

  28. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    “I’d have to buy tickets to every postseason game to figure out Mo’s real last game.”

    trisha – Hal would loooove that!! And yeah, I got what you meant about Roger.. I dunno why he released a statement at all. If I were his wife I woulda put a stop to that nonsense, but these people seem like walking nightmares so I’m not surprised she didn’t.

    Rich – I’m still holding out this crazy hope they snap up that Cuban SS…

  29. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    blake February 19th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    “If Jeter hits .320 and declines his option. What’s first order of business? Jeter’s contract or Cano’s?”

    Maybe they could do two things at once like most organizations!

    ———————

    You guys see the new riff on that AT&T add? “Is better to do two things at once or doing one thing at a time?” “TWO THINGS!!!”

    http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7dST/at.....ck-bennett

  30. NYYROC February 19th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Randy, is that you or e.e. cummings? (no capitals) just kidding. I agree with you that the players s/b the stars of the team, not the FO. But, IMO, sometimes that backfires. The NYY have been blessed with iconic players over the past 15 years or so. But at times, these guys almost become bigger than the team and that makes contract negotiations contentious. Fans seem more concerned with keeping their faves, no matter what the cost, no matter what the options, even to the detriment of the team overall. It’s a fine line between making the players stars and “creating a monster”.

  31. randy l. February 19th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    trisha-

    i was shocked when bernie and posada were bad mouthed by ownership and management. and also when wang wasn’t offered an extension early on. and when cano wasn’t extended a few years ago. this yankees isn’t the historical yankees.

    this is the ownership that takes the team down. as blake has said, the yankees should have signed cano when they could have. now if they do it at market rates, they are kind of screwed. either way, sign him or let him walk, they have painted themselves into a corner.

  32. NYYROC February 19th, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Fire @ 9:41, excellent question. My guess is they’d deal with Jeter first. (kinda related to my pont @ 9:47).

  33. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a general belief that all players are replaceable.. ultimately, they are/have to be for a team to be successful in the long term.

    That being said, I don’t think we’re in a position to consider our most productive player(s) replaceable. That’s something reserved for teams that are able to get top notch production from multiple spots in the order.

  34. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Incidentally, the reason they keep taking this ‘one thing at a time’ approach is because if they allocate money in one place (Jeter, for example) they might not be able to in another (Cano or Hughes).

    It’s gonna be fun watching them try to balance Cano and Hughes, especially.

  35. randy l. February 19th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    jeter and mariano are the glue holding the yankees to their past right now. even randy levine won’t mess with them.

    once jeter and mariano are gone, watch out. TIDE will be announced as sponsor of america’s #1 laundry team, the new york yankees.

  36. Triple Short of a Cycle February 19th, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I will definitely re-evaluate my opinion of the Yankee organization – and not in a good way. That is etched in stone.

    ———————————————

    You would rather they give him an 8 year deal at 25 million a year?

  37. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 9:56 am

    In all fairness, it seems a little murky regarding what chances the Yankees may have had at extending Cano earlier…

    Once Boras was signed on, I always expected him to go the FA route.

  38. Doreen February 19th, 2013 at 9:57 am

    blake,

    From what I understand, Chavez did indeed want to play in Arizona, closer to home.

    The loss of Chavez is big, if he stayed healthy. Last year I think they got very lucky with him. But no mistake, he was very very good in his role last season and if no one can pick up that slack, they will miss that production.

  39. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    The Yanks really didn’t seem to be in a position to make offers to anyone for a while there..

  40. Tackelberry February 19th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    The late George YOung, former Giants GM said it best. “Whenever they say its not about the money, its always about the money”

  41. Tackelberry February 19th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I would offer him a 7 year deal with an option for an 8th. Thats the limit. 7 years, 150 mill

  42. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Cano definitely isn’t taking the deal Sherman suggests.

  43. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I just don’t think 7 years is enough.

  44. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Seven years starting in 2014? No way.

  45. randy l. February 19th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a general belief that all players are replaceable..”

    ruth , gehrig,dimaggio, berra, ford, mantle,howard,munson,guidry,mattingly, jeter, williams,rivera.

    good idea.

    if berra, ford, and mantle would have been replaceable , i wouldn’t be venting on this stupid blog right now :)

    baseball is absolutely not about just the idea of winning. i absolutely as a kid looked at mantle’s box score results before i looked at the yankees winning. i cared more about mantle than i did about the yankees. yeah it’s all co-mingled , but young fans develop passions about players more than about teams.

    this little 6 year old mets fan came into my business 7-8 years ago and when i teased him about his piazza shirt. he pounded my counter telling me all the ways piazza was better than posada. every time his fist hit the counter to drive home a point, his feet went off the floor and into the air.

    he didn’t do this saying the mets were better than the yankees.
    it was piazza was better than posada.

    players rule, and drive the process of making life long fans.
    teams need to figure out a way to ease an icon into his decline years.
    it’s not going to happen when luchinnos and levines are running the show.

  46. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:11 am

    If Cano signs a 7 year deal, he could be leaving almost $90 million on the table.

    Who here would leave $90 million on the table??

  47. Tackelberry February 19th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 10:10 am
    Seven years starting in 2014? No way.
    ____________________________________________________

    Then be prepared to say bye bye cause he’s not taking any less

  48. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    randy l. February 19th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a general belief that all players are replaceable..”

    ruth , gehrig,dimaggio, berra, ford, mantle,howard,munson,guidry,mattingly, jeter, williams,rivera.

    good idea.

    ————————

    You’re talking about the elite, randy. All players, ultimately, are replaceable. Personally, I root for the team more than any one player. I’m not saying I don’t have favorites or soft spots for some.. but I love the team more than anything.

    It’s the process of how you go about replacing them that is important.. that aspect of things, we agree on.

  49. Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    (Not that I don’t think Cano is elite, btw.. it kills me we’re even having this discussion and if it were up to me he’d be going home with $300 million lol)

  50. Tackelberry February 19th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Shame Spencer February 19th, 2013 at 10:18 am
    (Not that I don’t think Cano is elite, btw.. it kills me we’re even having this discussion and if it were up to me he’d be going home with $300 million lol)

    ______________________________

    Thank God its not up to you, LOL!!!!!!!!

  51. NYYROC February 19th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    NYY fans of the past 15 years have had the luxury of rooting for fave players and a winning team. I am old enough to have had the frustration of rooting for a fave (Murcer) on really bad teams. It wasn’t fun. Murcer was traded for Bonds who was traded for Rivers & Figueroa and then in 77 & 78 the NYY won the WS. I really didn’t have a fave player at that point but having my team win the WS was a great feeling. In a perfect Yankee world (post 1996) you can root for both. If I had to choose I’d root for my team to win regardless of the players.

  52. DONNYBROOK February 19th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Trade the man NOW. He will be 31 yrs old to start that new contract, and reprising the current A-Rod situation would idiotic. “Fool me once……………………..”.

  53. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 10:33 am

    “Then be prepared to say bye bye cause he’s not taking any less”

    Of course, which is why I prefer to say goodbye now.

  54. pat February 19th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I think guys who make north of $20M a year need to carry a team inside the lines, add value to the franchise outside the lines or both.

    Has Robbie done that? I love him, defended him from the lazy tag and think he’s a great player but he’s a 7/$140 + a signing bonus player for me and I’m front loading it so the buyout on the back end can be less painful if need be.

  55. Duh Innings II February 19th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    trisha – true pinstriped blue February 19th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Disgraced former Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens offered a pathetic condolence yesterday to the family of Mindy McCready, the singer who allegedly had been his teenage mistress — saying he had met her “just a few times” even though they reportedly had a decade-long affair.

    Asked directly by The Post about McCready, Clemens only responded, “Like I said, I feel really sad about that. I’ve released a statement.’’

    Why would you feel “really sad” about someone you only met a few times, some 20-30 years ago? The answer is, you wouldn’t. This guy wouldn’t know truth if it hit him in the face with a baseball.

    Of course, I understand the “What do you expect him to say?” aspect of it, but he’s never shown that he’s bright enough to even cover his own tracks in the same conversation. He’s lucky he can afford top-gun defense attorneys who understand the art of beating a rap.

    ————————-

    Oh shut up you sanctimonius blowhard.

    By your warped logic, I guess I sh/w/couldn’t feel “really sad” that John Lennon, a man I never met, was murdered like a dog in the street.

    Clemens did not have an affair with the now deceased McCready and if he did so !@#$ing what? How is that any of your, my, or anyone else’s business? It’s not.

    Let’s say he had an affair with McCready. His wife is still with him and who knows what disrepair if any the marriage is in? People make mistakes. Maybe Clemens’ wife had an affair before Clemens did and she said “we’re even” in so many words.

    George Steinbrenner once hired a man to dig up dirt on Dave Winfield, far worse than adultery, and I bet you have never said Steinbrenner should’ve never been reinstated in MLB, so please.

    As far as Clemens’ beating the rap, he didn’t, his lawyers proved him innocent or not guilty (whichever) of what he was accused of. ‘Say he used PEDs to grab his last four Cy Young Awards (as he most certainly didn’t use them for his first three when you look at his build 1986-91.) Well, blame the writers for being stupid enough to give him the Cy four times (like you should blame them for being so stupid they gave Bonds four straight MVP awards.)

    Writers love to chide fans for second guesses, well, they are playing the exact same game.

    Btw go to BarryBonds.com and see proof he did not take PEDs because no one is built like he’s built today and a PED user. PED use is irreparable.

  56. Ys Guy February 19th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    chavez is incapable of being an every day or almost every day player. the yankees needed a 3b, chavez is a bench player who can play third.

    big difference there.

    i liked chavez allot but a guy who can’t play 4 days in a row without missing 3 games is of very limited use.

  57. Ys Guy February 19th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    clemens is scum

  58. pat February 19th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    MLB Network: Soriano available and Cubs willing to eat $26M so he would cost someone 2/$10M?

  59. FiretheUMPIRE February 19th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Donnybrook if the plan was to trade Cano they wouldn’t be talking extension right now. Cano is a homegrown HOF hopeful and with Jeter on his way out, the franchise needs a central figure for fans. I can’t fathom Cano reaching free agency let alone being traded. Even if the Yankees are 10 games out at the break and CC is layed up on the DL, Cano will be kept in pinstripes imo

  60. RadioKev February 19th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Yeah, RAB’s point was that losing that bench production will hurt, not necessarily losing Chavez.

    Soriano would be interesting.

    Hope we use Robbie’s supplemental draft pick well…

  61. Ys Guy February 19th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    “Clemens did not have an affair with the now deceased McCready and if he did so !@#$ing what? ”
    ======================================
    she was like 15 when his ‘association’ with her started dude…

  62. FiretheUMPIRE February 19th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I would rather watch Jeter chase 4000 hits in a Mets uniform than let Cano walk.

  63. Rich in NJ February 19th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    “MLB Network: Soriano available and Cubs willing to eat $26M so he would cost someone 2/$10M?”

    I don’t see how they could commit any more more that could possibly go to Hughes.

  64. FiretheUMPIRE February 19th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Roger Clemens is a bad episode of the Beverly Hills Hillbillies.

  65. FiretheUMPIRE February 19th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    or the Beverly Hillbillies

    whateva

  66. smartchoices February 19th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I’m not a fan of doing anything to keep Cano. However it’s done, it won’t be fiscally responsible. Assuming he’s worth 8/$200 just as an example, you’re either in effect paying him $50M/year for 4 good years or $25M for at least 2 ‘not worth that amount’ years. I’m not ok with either when what the team needs is some young, athletic, exciting cost-controlled players.

    I won’t be overly disappointed if they keep him, though, he is talented after all. And there something to be said for watching the Yankees, if a bidding war ensues, throw their financial weight around again. I mean, you’re the NY Yankees, have a little self-respect guys. Watching them walk away from good players with their financial tail between their legs is getting boring (not that there was much worth going after this off season).

  67. JRC February 19th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I can’t see the Yankees paying Cano over 20 million, I just don’t think he has earned that figure. I would rather let him walk and use that money to buy Stanton from Miami. I think he would be worth that kind of money in a few years. You think Loria wouldn’t jump at Cano, Betances, Almonte and big cash for Stanton?

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