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Cashman: Yankees made “significant offer” to Cano

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 28, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are not just willing to make an offer to Robinson Cano, they’ve already put one on the table.

General manager Brian Cashman said today — first on a radio interview, and then to a group of writers — that the Yankees made a “significant offer” to Cano. Previously, Hal Steinbrenner had indicated that the Yankees were willing to make an offer, but Cashman made it clear that an offer was already extended.

“I thought I was restating Hal’s stuff,” Cashman said. “If I said a little bit more, that’s all I’m saying.”

Cashman wouldn’t say when the offer was made. He also wouldn’t say whether it’s been rejected or remains on the table. It’s been unusual for the Yankees to make mid-contract offers, but Cashman said that’s not necessarily an organizational rule.

“Since we’re the team, we have the right to chance our minds and adjust the policy whenever,” Cashman said. “Especially ownership. It’s not like it’s a country club and here’s the code of conduct that you can’t deviate from. We’ve had a history of doing things a certain way, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it that way every day.”

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57 Responses to “Cashman: Yankees made “significant offer” to Cano”

  1. Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    If I was Boras (and possibly Cano), I would respond in public saying that it would be nuts for them to sign a contract now when he’s so close to free agency and could have a number of teams setting his value rather than just one team.

    That would be akin to what the Yankees told Cano and Boras a couple of years ago when he wanted to talk about a new contract.

  2. Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Repost…
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.

  3. RadioKev February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.
    ———–

    I’m not sure we have any reason to believe this is true. If the Yankees offer Cano a big contract, Cano might just take it and be happy to stay in NY.

    He might leave a little money on the table if he feels like he isn’t just being short changed. CC did the same.

  4. Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Brian’s attitude just sucks lately, it really does. Again, if I wasn’t so terrified of Randy Levine taking over and making even worse decisions I would say let him go.

  5. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    The Yanks aren’t going to be able to offer Cano a Dodger-topping contract and stay under $189M at the same time. And, I’m not sure retaining Cano is worth it if the contract is larger than the one the Dodgers may offer him.

  6. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    RadioKev February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.
    ———–

    I’m not sure we have any reason to believe this is true. If the Yankees offer Cano a big contract, Cano might just take it and be happy to stay in NY.

    He might leave a little money on the table if he feels like he isn’t just being short changed. CC did the same.

    ————

    So did Cargo and Weaver

  7. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Also, Cano doesn’t strike me as a guy who wouldn’t like L.A.

  8. Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    He might leave a little money on the table if he feels like he isn’t just being short changed. CC did the same.

    Yes well Sabathia’s agent isn’t Scott Boras.

  9. Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Repost…
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.
    ——————-

    This wouldn’t be the worst scenario. I would prefer he sign elsewhere than the Yankees hand him an Albert Pujols sized contract and then close their wallets again.

    The really interesting thing is the one potential free agent we haven’t talked about. What happens if Derek has a good season and declines his option because he wants another 2 year deal?

    Now you’re looking at:
    Cano
    Granderson
    Derek
    Hughes
    Kuroda
    Andy
    Rivera
    as your key free agent decisions.

    My suggestion would be to give DJ a qualifying offer – if he takes it he basically gets a 1 year deal at double what he would have made by just picking up the option.

  10. Jerkface February 28th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    My suggestion would be to give DJ a qualifying offer – if he takes it he basically gets a 1 year deal at double what he would have made by just picking up the option.

    Less than double. He is set to make 9.5 with the option. The problem with this is of course you’d have him for 13.5 or whatever the qual is and then add the 9 cap hit and its costing 22.5 for a 40 year old Derek Jeter. Ouch

  11. Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    RadioKev February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.
    ———–

    I’m not sure we have any reason to believe this is true. If the Yankees offer Cano a big contract, Cano might just take it and be happy to stay in NY.

    He might leave a little money on the table if he feels like he isn’t just being short changed. CC did the same.

    ————

    So did Cargo and Weaver
    ————-

    Tony Reagins and Dan O’Dowd didn’t mock Cargo and Weaver when they approached the team about extending their deals.

  12. Rich in NJ February 28th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Repost:

    “Lack of progression”

    Except that virtually all MLE systems discount ML stats as a function of a player’s mL stats. So he is actually outperforming them.

    “hey can say it, but I don’t think they are in a position to stick to it. But if the chance of re-signing him is only 50/50, you have to consider trading him first.”

    The worst thing that can happen to them is for other top FA to sign before Cano and then Cano leaves. Then what do they do with the money given their stated desire to be able to win at a high level each year.

    I would definitely support trading him in the right deal.

  13. Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Jerkface February 28th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    My suggestion would be to give DJ a qualifying offer – if he takes it he basically gets a 1 year deal at double what he would have made by just picking up the option.

    Less than double. He is set to make 9.5 with the option. The problem with this is of course you’d have him for 13.5 or whatever the qual is and then add the 9 cap hit and its costing 22.5 for a 40 year old Derek Jeter. Ouch
    —————-

    Yeah but you can’t have contentious negotiations with Derek and Cano in the same winter. Not that I think there’s any chance Derek would leave the Yankees – but imagine the firestorm if he and Cano both did?

  14. Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Chip,

    It might very well be the right choice to let Cano leave, but I doubt the Yanks could pull off the same thing the Cardinals did with Pujols. When Pujols left the Cards had several good young players ready for the major leagues (Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter). Now this year they have the best farm system in the league and a few high end prospects ready for the majors (Shelby Miller, Oscar Taveras).

    The Yanks just aren’t positioned well to let Cano walk and also make the playoffs in 2014 and beyond.

  15. Rich in NJ February 28th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Yo Strawman.

    It’s not that it isn’t recognized that they have discretion. It’s actually the opposite of that silliness. The point is that because they have discretion they should exercise it more often, and earlier in the process.

  16. champ809 February 28th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    repost-

    champ809 February 28th, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    Ca$h’s act is really becoming tiresome. He’s becoming a real tool and I think his new attitude has obviously led him to making some questionable decisions in his personal life and it may now becoming a problem in his job performance as well.

    His skin seems to have become so thin you can see his skeleton on a sunny day!

    The 500 ab reference seems to be a direct slight at Yogi Berra who has stated that the Yanks should find a way to get Nuney 500 abs this season. I’m sorry I’d take Yogi’s over Ca$h’s any day of the week.

    In the same week he calls Gardy an impact player he questions Nunez’s offensive potential? That’s laughable! You can’t even compare the true contact and ability to impact the ball between the two players. Gardy will see more pitches and take more walks of course but Nunez never gives away abats and drives the ball when he gets to it. None other than Justin Verlander said that Nunez was the toughest at bat he had all night last year in the ALCS.

    He’s become very snide in his comments he comes off as being little.

    He should be the the most thankful guy on earth to even have the job he has as he got his position not by anything he accomplished in the game of baseball but because he flipped an internship into Georges personal pet and George’s fondness led to him getting a job he probably didn’t deserve.

  17. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Let’s see what Derek does this year first.

  18. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    “The Yanks just aren’t positioned well to let Cano walk and also make the playoffs in 2014 and beyond.”

    Assuming austerity, the Yanks aren’t positioned well 2014-2017 with or without Cano.

  19. Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Assuming austerity, the Yanks aren’t positioned well 2014-2017 with or without Cano.

    Yeah this is true.

    But at least WITH Cano there is some hope. With Cano and a significant amount of luck the Yanks could still contend during those years. Without him there is no chance.

  20. champ809 February 28th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Lack of progression…..

    In defense of Nuney his ab’s have been sporadic and the only period where he got consistent playing time his line was .333/ .375/ .480

  21. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    “But at least WITH Cano there is some hope. With Cano and a significant amount of luck the Yanks could still contend during those years. Without him there is no chance.”

    I wouldn’t mind them not contending if they decided to trade Cano, Granderson and Hughes and went with a young team with upside down the road.

  22. Shame Spencer February 28th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Re: the last thread – CC was also the highest paid pitcher at one point… Cano hasn’t been paid what his true value has been at any point in his career.

    Just think about the fact that Cashman confirmed they made an offer and how rare that is…. I think they know, just like we do, that Cano is hitting FA. I hope I’m wrong and this isn’t meant to temper expectations but that’s how it feels.

  23. Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    In defense of Nuney his ab’s have been sporadic and the only period where he got consistent playing time his line was .333/ .375/ .480

    I don’t think Nunez is an amazing hitter or anything but he should be above average for shortstops, plus very good speed on the bases. I’d like to see him at least get consistent play time.

  24. Shame Spencer February 28th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    “It’s been unusual for the Yankees to make mid-contract offers, but Cashman said that’s not necessarily an organizational rule.”

    Didn’t Hal say they specifically didn’t ‘do business’ this way earlier in the off season?

  25. blake February 28th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    blake says:
    February 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm
    Patrick says:
    February 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.

    It’ll have to be because Cano wants it if it happens….boras guys have done it before (Weaver, CarGo) but the player has to want it and tell Boras to take it……

  26. Barry February 28th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Re Jeter. A special case. He gets an extension simultaneous to the seasons opening.

  27. Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I wouldn’t mind them not contending if they decided to trade Cano, Granderson and Hughes and went with a young team with upside down the road.

    I wouldn’t mind it either. As you already stated, it will be very difficult for the Yankees to contend until some of the albatross contracts are gone (A-rod and Tex mainly). Unless they stop caring about a budget, which doesn’t look likely. So yeah I’d be cool with the Yanks going into a rebuild mode for a couple years. It would be painful to watch the Yankees lose but I’d much rather watch a younger team that eventually turns into a championship contender.

  28. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:54 pm
    Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    RadioKev February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Patrick February 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm
    There is no way Cano (Boras) would sign a deal before hitting free agency. The Yankees must know this and are probably offering him a contract now so they can assure fans they did everything they could to keep him when he ends up in LA.
    ———–

    I’m not sure we have any reason to believe this is true. If the Yankees offer Cano a big contract, Cano might just take it and be happy to stay in NY.

    He might leave a little money on the table if he feels like he isn’t just being short changed. CC did the same.

    ————

    So did Cargo and Weaver
    ————-

    Tony Reagins and Dan O’Dowd didn’t mock Cargo and Weaver when they approached the team about extending their deals.

    ————–

    Can’t argue that

  29. blake February 28th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    What we don’t know is how bad Cano wants to stay in NY….if he wants to be a legacy player and retire with one team and have that team be the Yankees…..that may mean something to him and he’s told Boras listen push the Yankees as far as they will go but keep me there……

    If Boras thinks he’s getting close to free market value a year early then it’s wise to take that because injuries can and do happen.

    If the yanks are serious then I think there is a chance a deal gets done…..but Cano will have to want it done now

  30. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I wouldn’t mind them not contending if they decided to trade Cano, Granderson and Hughes and went with a young team with upside down the road.

    ——————-

    You might not mind but there is a huge section of fans that would. Remember you’re talking about a fan base that freaks out about WS losses

  31. champ809 February 28th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    The Yanks problem is their payroll dollars are severely mis-allocated after next year. ARod at 30mm for 4 more years beginning in 2014 is the anvil around the franchises neck.

    It’s also probably Ca$h’s biggest job security card. He was against signing him to that deal after he opted out.

    If you take Cano out of that lineup next year it’s 1 of the worst in the AL.

  32. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    “You might not mind but there is a huge section of fans that would.”

    And if I had just built a $1.5B stadium I’d probably worry about that. The way I see it though, they are going to face some fan alienation no matter what because the Yankee Era is ending and there is little to be done to stop that. The Yanks need to reposition the team to start a new Yankee Era.

  33. Tyler February 28th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I think the Dodgers are going to give Cano stupid money and years… I’m almost prepared to lose him at this point but maybe he really wants to stay a Yank.

  34. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:48 pm
    Brian’s attitude just sucks lately, it really does.

    —————–

    What bothers you more the Nunez comments or the ones about Romine

  35. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    “You might not mind but there is a huge section of fans that would.”

    And if I had just built a $1.5B stadium I’d probably worry about that. The way I see it though, they are going to face some fan alienation no matter what because the Yankee Era is ending and there is little to be done to stop that. The Yanks need to reposition the team to start a new Yankee Era.

    ———————

    True but if you’re starting an era with kids it can get ugly…this is NY.

  36. Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    “I’m almost prepared to lose him at this point but maybe he really wants to stay a Yank.”

    I can just hear echoes of those Seattle fans saying maybe ARod really wants to remain a Mariner. Or of those Indians fans saying maybe Manny wants to remain in Cleveland.

  37. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    If you take Cano out of that lineup next year it’s 1 of the worst in the AL.
    ——————–

    It’s one of the worst in baseball

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    YAHOO!!!! I knew they would do it! I’m on the phone with Dell once again because of my keyboard issue and they asked me to check it out by attempting to type, so I haven’t really had a chance to thoroughly read the Cano stuff, but my initial read says it looks great!!!!

    COME ON ROBBY!

  39. Tyler February 28th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 28th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    “I’m almost prepared to lose him at this point but maybe he really wants to stay a Yank.”

    I can just hear echoes of those Seattle fans saying maybe ARod really wants to remain a Mariner. Or of those Indians fans saying maybe Manny wants to remain in Cleveland.
    ——————————————————————–

    I just don’t think that the Yanks offer will be the biggest that Cano will get if he hits the open market. He can take a still large amount of money and stay a Yank for his career or move on for even more cash. I think staying a Yank is much more special than a Mariner or Indian (but then again I’m a little biased) but we’ll have to see. Not expecting much. He’s entitled to make as much money as he can.

  40. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    My guess is that Robby remains a Yankee. I know everyone believes that every player is a mercenery (self-identification perhaps?) but I don’t think that way. I believe Robby will do whatever he has to in order to remain with the Yankees, including turning down a better offer from another team.

    :)

    I’m loving life – as always!

  41. blake February 28th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Cano gonna hit a lot more homers in YS than Dodger stadium…..something else he should consider if he has all time aspirations

  42. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Shame – the Yanks are going to do whatever they have to do in order to contend (contend defined as putting a team on the field they believe can win, not putting a team on the field that will necessarily cause everyone on lohud to shoot off fireworks!)

    Hal has said that $189 isn’t etched in stone.

    Maybe it’s time for some of the skeptics to put aside the skepticism and save it until it’s genuinely needed. (That too is definitional. Winning the AL East doesn’t do it for everyone!)

    :)

  43. blake February 28th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #yankees, cano appear to remain far apart. boras: talks could be halted if they distract. http://t.co/f4z3bNiE5r

  44. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Hal has said that $189 isn’t etched in stone.

    —————

    But did he say it because he actually meant or did he say it because he was surprised by the backlash. For yrs we heard 189 and that’s it but then this yr for the first time they are willing to not be so tight when it comes to the 189 mandate.

  45. chicken little February 28th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Cashman is really beginning to tick me off. He needs to stop taking pot shots at his players. Regardless of whether he hits 300 with 30 homers or 200 with 2 homers, Nunez will play a key role with the Yanks this year, especially since Jeter probably will DH a lot against lefties. Taking a pot shot at Nunez when you are the GM, particularly since its also a pot shot at Yogi (the greatest living Yankee) who is almost 90 is pathetic and stupid. And the stupidity with Joba is also silly. Yes, Joba loves media attention. But one thing Sherman didn’t point out — Cashman is constantly taking pot shots at players, agents, etc … in the media. He should look in the mirror before being upset at players for speaking out.

    Just like with Torre after 2007, its clear that Cashman’s time to go has come. 15 years as GM is a long time. I think he is burned out and probably not the best bet to develop young talent. Bring someone in from the outside with a player development background.

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    blake, repeat after me: I am going to suspend my wariness – if I have any at this moment – and believe that Robby wants to remain a Yankee. He doesn’t need my little teasers in order to be convinced that he wants to remain in pinstripes. He has always shown his love of the Yankees and I don’t expect it stop now. Not everyone worships at the thrown of the god of money.

    Good. Feels good to trust without having it clutched in your fist, doesn’t it?

    :)

    Everyone else can feel free to use the same exercise. Or as Michael J. Fox says (paraphrase) if you imagine the worst and it happens, you’ve lived it twice!

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    “But did he say it because he actually meant or did he say it because he was surprised by the backlash.”

    Actually he said it a while ago. The CBA isn’t that old. I think that people miss a lot of what is said because they’re looking under bushes for spies instead of truly hearing what’s being said.

    Against, if people choose to disbelieve what they hear because they mistrust the source, it isn’t going to much matter what the reason is that something was said, right? I don’t know that Hal has done anything so horrible that his word should be mistrusted. People might not like the way he runs the organization, but it doesn’t mean he’s dishonest.

    I’d rather give the benefit of the doubt. Again, 1st place in the AL East isn’t bad! (Yes, we want the team to win it all of course. But my point is that the Yankees are contenders year after year.)

  48. G. Love February 28th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    “Chip February 28th, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    Rich in NJ February 28th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Yet the GM held Nunez out of the Cliff Lee trade. He makes stuff up as he goes along.
    —————–

    It’s possible his perceptions of Nunez have changed in the three years since that non-trade.

    That said, there is absolutely no benefit to Cashman acting like this. I don’t get it. Maybe he’s upset that guys like Theo and Sandy Alderson have gotten promoted to Team President levels while he still has to answer to Randy Levine. Maybe he thought he would have more power under a Hal administration than he’s gotten and it’s making him bitter. Maybe it’s the personal life stuff. I don’t know. He’s always been a downer; wringing his hands and the players he’s given up in trades 30 seconds after making the trade – but in the last few years he has:

    Ripped a player at the press conference announcing that player’s contract.
    Negotiated Jeter’s contract in the media
    Blasted arguably his best player and that player’s agent for wanting to negotiate a new contract – which by the way would have benefited the team.
    Mocked his own pitcher
    now mocking another one of his players

    Have to figure that he’s not breaking any news around the league but let’s just assume that Brian tries to shop Nunez and you’re an opposing GM – Brian asks for X and you’re response is “Why am I giving you anything. I know he can’t field and you yourself said he’s not a good offensive ball player. So why do I want him?”

    Which brings me to another question. If Nunez isn’t a good offensive player, and he’s not a good defensive player, then why is he here? Why hasn’t Brian brought in someone better to fill the utility infielder role?”

    Chip – Post of the day. Of course the Pollyanna’s will tell us not to question his wisdom, but the GM of the Yankees is a sarcastic insipid jerk and it’s an embarrassment to a lot of us.

    He hates the fans. It shows. And with a few rarified exceptions, most sane fans don’t like the guy back.

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue February 28th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Okay, enough of my boring optimism! Later y’all.

    ;)

  50. Rich in NJ February 28th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #yankees, cano appear to remain far apart. boras: talks could be halted if they distract. http://t.co/f4z3bNiE5r
    __

    Maybe I’m misreading it, but this may suggest that a deal is possible now. A ridiculous deal probably, but a deal nonetheless.

  51. Against All Odds February 28th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    It’s not mistrust ppl just want to know his motives. Hal has said for yrs that he loves budgets and order. Hell he said it in the Steinbrenner 30 for 30. For yrs they have told everyone 189 is their budget and they plan on achieving that goal. For the first time he came out and said he’s not tied to it but at the same time we don’t need a $200 dollar payroll to win. So which one is it? Why take such a hard stance for 2-3 yrs and then when fans voice their displeasure you finally decide to loosen up on the idea.

    They were talking about 189 before the new CBA was even thought of.

  52. tomingeorgia February 28th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Slade, Melky and Zoological look and feel like the real thing so far. Joseph hasn’t looked bad, either, and Mustelier has been fine. At least of couple of them are going to make it, or is that just to rosy?

  53. Rich in NJ February 28th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I’ll believe that $189 isn’t real when Sherman reports it. For all his faults, he is the best NYY reporter, by far.

  54. blake February 28th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    MeisterNJ (Mendham)

    Saw a story where a scout said Mark Montgomery’s slider was the best he’d ever seen. Typical NYY hyperbole or is it really that good?
    Klaw (1:25 PM)

    Worse than hyperbole. It’s BS. I’ve seen Montgomery, it’s a 55 slider that plays up because hitters pick the ball up so late, but best ever? An 80 slider? Easy to say something like that when your name isn’t attached to it.

  55. Nilsson February 28th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Just to add to KLaw’s statement there, deception is also part of a pitcher’s skill set. Something in D-Rob’s delivery also plays up his fastball. His 92 looks like 95+ to hitters. It’s likely why Montgomery also has silly peripherals.

  56. David in Cal February 28th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I’m glad the Yanks made the offer to Cano public. Hopefully, that’s the first step to trading him, if the Yanks are out of contention.

  57. RYUKINGDOM March 1st, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Mr Robinson Cano. Take a good long contract with the New York Yankees now. You will also become probably the best Yankee 2nd basemen in history. The sponsors will pay you handily and the extra benefits of a life long Yankee will be second to no other team. I would also give Mr Cano Sr season ticket suite for life.

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