Another Cuban prospect is off the market, and this one might have a positive impact on the Yankees.
The Dodgers have agreed to a four-year deal with infielder Alexander Guerrero, which might have all but officially taken the Dodgers out of the market for Robinson Cano this offseason. As my friend — and musical tastemaker, fashion icon, and Yankees beat writer — Andy McCullough pointed out: The Dodgers deal with Guerrero seems to fit with Magic Johnson’s previous statement that the team will not pursue Cano.
Expectation is that Guerrero will be a second baseman, and that he’ll likely step right into the Major League lineup. There would be a chance that Guerrero could play elsewhere — he was a shortstop previously — which would leave second base open at Dodger Stadium, but this signing combined with the Dodgers public statements at least paints the picture of a high-spending team that’s not in the market for the winter’s most coveted position player.
That doesn’t mean other teams won’t be in the mix, but the Dodgers being out of the market should be good news for the Yankees in their attempt to bring Cano back to New York.
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