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Cano ready to tee off in Home Run Derby

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 15, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Robinson Cano

The Home Run Derby is about to get started, with Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano going for the second Derby win of his career.

“We all know that this is a big ballpark,” Cano said. ” But you’ve just got to go out there and just try to put on a good (show). … That’s a good way, down the line, that’s the shortest part of the field.”

Considering his home run total this season, I guess Chris Davis has to be considered this year’s favorite.

“I don’t feel like there’s any pressure on me to win it,” Davis said. “I think just like everybody else, I want to put on a good show and I want the fans to really have a good time and enjoy it. We played here last year. I don’t really remember it very much. It was a three?game series. But like Robbie said, it’s a big ballpark but for us we just want to put on a good show for the fans.”

This is the order listed on the scoreboard here at Citi Field

1. Prince Fielder
2. Michael Cuddyer
3. Yoenis Cespedes
4. Pedro Alvarez
5. Chris Davis
6. Bryce Harper
7. Robinson Cano
8. David Wright

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124 Responses to “Cano ready to tee off in Home Run Derby”

  1. mick July 15th, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    9) Pitbull

  2. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    pitbull

  3. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Cano seemed sincerely surprised to be booed again. Maybe he wasn’t but I hope someone prepared him for the reaction.

  4. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I don’t understand why Met fans booed Cano louder than a guy like Harper. Harper plays for your frickin’ divisional rival.

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    j9d, actually I don’t think he was prepared for it because when he was asked how he felt about participating again, he said that he would be in friendlier territory since the game was being played in NY.

  6. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Tyler – the pinstripes.

  7. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Pitbull got a lot of confused looks and zero applause. Sounds about right.

  8. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Holy lord what a blast by Fielder there. Some tweets say Cano was actually cheered more than booed. Berman just had to be his usual moron self and bring it up.

  9. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Hard to tell on TV but sounded like he was booed.

  10. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    when is cano up?

  11. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    why is chris berman still doing the derby?

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Fielder’s strong but I’m not thinking 5 HR is enough to do much of anything.

  13. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    j9d July 15th, 2013 at 8:19 pm
    Hard to tell on TV but sounded like he was booed.
    ———————————————————————————————

    Erik Boland ? @eboland11
    Cano hearing some boos but mostly cheers when introduced. And nothing approaching the vitriol he heard last year in KC.

  14. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Okay then.

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Cuddyer? Never thought of him as a long-ball hitter.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Lots of line drive homers too. But when Cuddyer beats Fielder, you have to wonder what’s going on.

  17. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    prince fielder would have made a great yankee, as opposed to tex.

  18. bruceb July 15th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I’m back, back, back, back, back…gone.

  19. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    When’s Cano hitting?

    Meanwhile in Reading, Alex crushed that ball!

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Yankeefem – He sure did!

    Planted a fastball over the left-centerfield wall, a no doubter driven deep with loft.

    Also came in deftly on grounder he grabbed barehanded and made a strong running throw to get runner. Showing quickness with bat and getting off the ball at third.

    He looks good tonight :D

  21. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Cespedes just might end being better than Bo Jackson

  22. luis July 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Good evening,

    YF and JAP… I hope he can come back and save the season… Not counting on it though

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    prince fielder would have made a great yankee, as opposed to tex.
    ///

    Imagine what Robi’d be hitting with Prince protecting him. In our park? Boggles the mind.

  24. luis July 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Wow! That’s not small praise Pat

  25. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    the hr derby has become the david ortiz show, the success of cespedes is all because of ortiz’ advice.

  26. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I’m wondering if anyone can beat Cespedes.

  27. Locke July 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Cespedes is smoking the ball. I remember hearing the rumors of him hitting HR out of stadiums in Cuba, I guess they were true.

  28. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    primo!

    My system is all messed up! Do you have a minute to give me a quick call?

  29. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Good thing we didn’t need a hitter like Cespedes

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    “the hr derby has become the david ortiz show, the success of cespedes is all because of ortiz’ advice.”

    I sw them share a drink also. I wonder what kind of advice was in that bottle.

  31. comnsnse July 15th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    And speaking of repeating.

    Why the continued blog frenzy when there is nothing substantive to report.

    It does allow for any discourse to develop!

    Night all.

    Met fans boo because they are conditioned to do so by the embarrassing product they have put on the field for years.

    It’s called misery loves company!

  32. comnsnse July 15th, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    NOT!

  33. luis July 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    In about a couple of hours I will ;) If you don’t mind

  34. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Good thing we didn’t need a hitter like Cespedes
    ///

    They’re broke ;)

  35. Chip July 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Home Run Derby reminds me of a Phil Hughes start.

  36. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    “Why the continued blog frenzy when there is nothing substantive to report.”

    Small things amuse small minds?

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock July 15th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    primo, yes that’s fine, as long as it’s convenient for you.

  38. luis July 15th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I will be back later…

  39. luis July 15th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Will do then ;)

  40. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Cespedes and Puig would probably be football players if they were from America. They are just amazing athletes and physical freaks.

  41. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    why is chris berman still doing the derby?

    —————-

    And we complain about a John Sterling.

  42. Jerkface July 15th, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    The blog is a well trafficked spot for news, so Chad updates with news and opinions. More content = better than.

  43. delvec19 July 15th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    ARod homered for the Thunder tonight…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

  44. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Tyler…..Cespedes would look real nice hitting behind Robinson Cano right about now. 36 million for 4 years and The Yankee Brass say No !!!!

  45. chicken_stanley July 15th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Yay!!! I’ve been languishing in a previous thread… I thought everyone had gone to bed!!!

  46. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Hoping that Robby at least makes a good showing for himself – and for the Yanks.

  47. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Roid boy is up

  48. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oops. I misunderstood blog frenzy. Sorry about that.

  49. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    How did this guy go from being a bad bad major league player to Ted Williams in 20 months? Not saying anything about PED because I have no clue but does that happen in MLB?

  50. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Happy for Scherzer. He went through a lot last season with his brother’s death. Also happy that Leyland will be at the helm instead of cartoon character Ron Washington.

    No matter what’s happening in the 9th inning – I know who’s going to close it out. And I can tell you that have tears just thinking about it.

  51. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Why don’t people ask questions anymore?

  52. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Also happy that Leyland will be at the helm

    ———————————

    You are happy about him picking an inferior pitcher over Kuroda?

  53. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Remember fatty Ortiz doing the same thing?

    Does make you wonder.

  54. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Why don’t people ask questions anymore?

    ——————————

    They only ask questions if they are Yankees

  55. champ809 July 15th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I think that not signing Cespedes is the 1 grave mistake made by the FO the last 2 yrs..ven moreso than letting Chapman go to the Reds.

    The yanks needed young athletic position players and especially RH power and Cespedes fit that bill to a T.

    I was advocating signing him and trading Swisher as I thought he was an athletic upgrade to Swish. He’s shown that he hits elite pitching as well not just the underbelly of opponent’s staffs. Yoenis batting cleanup behind Robbie for the next 5 yrs is like a wetdream…

  56. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    “You are happy about him picking an inferior pitcher over Kuroda?”

    Of course not. I just think the AL has a better shot of winning with Leyland than with Washington.

  57. bruceb July 15th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I really hope Davis is clean cos he seems a real nice guy, but his neck looks massive and the improvement he has made is meteoric.

  58. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    “I really hope Davis is clean cos he seems a real nice guy, but his neck looks massive and the improvement he has made is meteoric.”

    Talk some night to Bustero and also Ys Guy I belileve. They’ve talked about some new undetectable substance, I forget the name of it, but it’s a by product of something else. IG-1 or something.

  59. champ809 July 15th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Here comes Robbie

  60. chicken_stanley July 15th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I love to see the swing finish with both hands on the bat (Harper). Not a fan of the Lau/Hriniak approach of releasing the top hand… just my thoughts

  61. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    davis seems like a clean player.

  62. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    No thanks on hearing from Bustero and Y’s guy (really?) but there a lot of thoughtful people here with great critical thinking and analytical skills and just wondering why this sort of obvious topic has not come up. Maybe I just missed the conversation.

  63. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Hope Robby knocks the tar out of it.

    GO ROBBY!!!

  64. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    “Maybe I just missed the conversation.”

    I think you my have. We’ve had it several times.

  65. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Maybe it was Bustero and Trader. I know Bustero was one of them.

  66. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Okay. Good night all.

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Night j9d.

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Yikes. A bit of a microcosm of the Ys first half.

  69. bruceb July 15th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Mets fans = classless.

  70. tbone1570 July 15th, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    At least we wasn’t shut out again! :)

  71. bruceb July 15th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Mind you, they spend most of the season booing.

  72. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    discussion about who?

  73. ConcernedCitizen July 15th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Bummer — he missed 2 or 3 of those by only a few feet.

  74. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Mets fans = classless.

    ———————-

    I would expect the same booing of Met players from Yankee fans

  75. bruceb July 15th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Not at the Home Run Derby for goodness sake’s.

  76. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    Spoke to a few guys who are home for the break and not a person talks about peds when it comes to Davis. In fact his offseason work was apparent during spring training games as his swing is just picture perfect. Great balance and a very smooth weight shift which allows him to drive the ball where it’s pitched. Sorry guys you’re likely barking up the wrong tree

  77. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Spoke to a few guys who are home for the break and not a person talks about peds when it comes to Davis

    ——————————

    Did people talk about Ortiz using PEDs?

  78. bruceb July 15th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Don’t apologize. That’s good to hear. Davis is a good guy and a feelgood story. I think most baseball fans want to believe he’s clean. I know I do.

  79. pkyankfan69 July 15th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Will Arod be playing in Trenton on Friday?

  80. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Guy has the most home runs in the AL at the break since 1969 but yea he’s legit. Especially with pitchers being better then they were during the whole steroid era and with all the advanced scouting we have now

  81. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Pat M. Thanks for clearing that up. ;)

  82. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Triple…..The prevailing thought is that The Mitchell report scared a lot of guys including Ortiz. Apparently Alex didn’t get the message as well as many others. It’s alos believed that the Commish office leaked the Alex results to Roberts for the SI story back in 09. Selig is pissed about the opt out story during the WS

  83. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I always liked Piazza. He was a good star here in NY. Classy guy.

  84. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    So basically we are seeing a once in a generation player who fell out of bed at 27 to produce on a Bonds level.

    While he had a big power rating in the minors he was never projected to be that type of player

  85. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Explain Curtis Granderson then Triple ???? Keep in mind, Davis plays in a HS sized ball yard

  86. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    pkyankfan69 July 15th, 2013 at 9:54 pm
    Will Arod be playing in Trenton on Friday?
    __
    Only the Reading games are confirmed. SWB is on ASB but will also be home Thurs.-Sun, so Alex could be in SWB or Trenton.

  87. pkyankfan69 July 15th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Curtis went from Detroit to YS… Not surprising his HR went up… Davis went from Texas to Baltimore, or in other words, one hitters paradise to another.

  88. pkyankfan69 July 15th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks YF… I’m going Friday regardless, JW how crazy it is going to be there.

  89. Triple Short of a Cycle July 15th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    When did Granderson become a 60 home run guy? He also didn’t become a 315 – 320 hitter. Also Granderson was a 20 plus home run guy in an awful hitters park. He moved to a great hitters park for lefty’s and started pulling that ball

  90. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    As why are we changing the subject to Granderson? Because Chris Davis is a nice guy?

  91. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    pkyankfan69

    Pretty crazy. Maybe more so than the Jeter rehab game because of the peanut crowd. Interesting to see the response. He was only cheered when he played with the Tampa Yankees. Crowd today at Reading was better than I thought it would be.

  92. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    They need to shorten this badly. Only in the 2nd round and it’s already been over 2 hours. Skip this 2nd round and just go to the finals.

  93. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I thought Nomar was pretty spot on when he described Davis’ swing as a slow pitch softball type swing. He looks like those guys that are really upright but are just able to still get an insane amount of lift on the ball. I remember him in Texas and he was this big then. I think his timing is just spot on right now and the ball has always flown off his bat. He’s cut down on the K’s, that’s the key. Which PED’s won’t do for you.

  94. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Triple, you’re going to think what you want and that’s cool. My input was that the few guys that I spoke with say there’s nothing about Davis that says Peds. Shame SJ doesn’t come around here because he knows a lot guys in the game and has great contacts as well.

  95. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    whoever thought that the Yankees shouldn’t get cespedes had a bad take. People actually thought there was no position for him to play and thats why it was smart not to get him. Terrible…

  96. j9d July 15th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    As Bruceb said above, most fans want to believe he is clean. That says a lot. An objective look at the stats over the past four years makes me wonder why none of the great baseball minds here have done any critical analysis of this. Again, maybe I missed a serious discussion.

  97. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    all i care about is whether yankees are clean. i’m thankful alex rodriguez has been clean since he’s been a yankee.

  98. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    whoever thought that the Yankees shouldn’t get cespedes had a bad take. People actually thought there was no position for him to play and thats why it was smart not to get him. Terrible…
    —————————————————————————————

    Just doesn’t make sense that they weren’t in on him, Puig, Soler, and Darvish. Chapman I can understand as he still is pretty erratic and may only be a reliever but those other guys were all relatively affordable for what you were getting.

  99. eb03 July 15th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    whoever thought that the Yankees shouldn’t get cespedes had a bad take. People actually thought there was no position for him to play and thats why it was smart not to get him. Terrible…
    —————————————————————————————

    Just doesn’t make sense that they weren’t in on him, Puig, Soler, and Darvish. Chapman I can understand as he still is pretty erratic and may only be a reliever but those other guys were all relatively affordable for what you were getting.

    ____

    those internationals also didn’t affect the luxury tax figures.

  100. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    he would have been awesome in the New York setting. his personality and flare for everything baseball would have just been perfect

  101. yankeefeminista July 15th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Unknown, we don’t like personality.

  102. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I made a small wager on Cespedes to win this at 7-2

  103. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    True YF :wink:

  104. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    As soon as I saw Cespedes roasting that pig I knew he was a winner.

  105. sammiejohnson July 15th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Did Adam Jones just put ketchup on his hot dog? Sick.

  106. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Pat-

    Do you bet online?

  107. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Ketchup is normal no?

  108. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I feel like I’ve known about Bryce Harper forever. How old was he in that SI article? 15?

  109. Tyler July 15th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Bronx-

    He was still in high school and he got his GED after his sophomore year so he couldn’t have been older than 16, 17 at latest. My cousin played against him in Vegas and said it was an absolute joke how good he was. Just absolutely pounding balls.

  110. sammiejohnson July 15th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    “Ketchup is normal no?”

    Matter of opinion, but not on a hot dog it isn’t. At least not if you are over the age of about 12.

  111. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Anybody else seeing these distances and thinking “that’s BS” ?

  112. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Harper is cool

  113. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    My wife likes ketchup AND mayo. But she’s not from this country so she gets a pass.

  114. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    “Did people talk about Ortiz using PEDs?”

    Thank you. And they didn’t talk about Manny either. Or Arod for that matter.

    Sorry, when something is looking and quacking like a duck, to me it has duck written all over it. I’m not soothed by anybody’s rendition of what someone’s friend might be thinking. Too many times I’ve thought it and been on the right track. Anyway, I’m not at all convinced about Davis. But to each her or his own.

  115. tucker July 15th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Sure hope the Nats don’t lock Harper up … Not that Hal would spend the money that this talent deserves …

  116. sammiejohnson July 15th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Jeers, my wife swears by ketchup on hot dogs also. Like I said, matter of opinion, but it makes me want to run and hide.

  117. Pat M. July 15th, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Tyler….No I had a sports broker that I’ve been with for well over 30 years.

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    ketchup on dogs is highly normal where I come from. Mustard, ketchup, relish and onions. Remove whichever you’re not crazy about – that would be relish for me.

    “i’m thankful alex rodriguez has been clean since he’s been a yankee”

    Is this a troll?

  119. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Dude just hits lasers.

  120. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 15th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Former Derby winners –

    Sosa
    McGwire
    Bonds

    What did they have in common? (Hint: “all played in the NL” is not the answer)

  121. UnKnown July 15th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Holy bat flip. That was awesome! !

  122. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Tyler, I swear he was no older than a freshman.

  123. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Cespedes is a small MLBer. He’s like Garders size.

  124. Bronx Jeers July 15th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Sammie,

    Ketchup I can handle. I like ketchup. But mayo is a dealbreaker. No can do.


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