Robinson Cano and his talks with the Yankees have turned into his chase for a ten-year contract at top of the market dollars. Read HERE, right off the heals of a terrible postseason. How's that gonna go?
Admittedly, he's currently my favorite player on the team. But his
postseason performance left a lot to be desired. He hit a whopping .075
with a .098 OBP. It was a stark difference from his regular season
performance of hitting .313 with a .379 OBP.
There is no doubt that Scott
Boras, Cano’s agent, will chase an Alex Rodriguez like contract for him.
The question is, will the Yankees buy into it? In 2008, with Boras as
his agent, ARod signed a ten-year, $275M contract with the Yankees.
Since signing that contract, he was most productive for the Yankees in
the 2009 postseason. That alone should cause the Yankees organization
to really stop and think about this. Do they really want to spend that
much money on superstar, again or will Robinson Cano be different?
Derek Jeter is a perfect example of that. I realize that this
is a business and that isn’t always possible though. In this case, I
really think that Cano should make staying with the Yankees his
priority. The truth is, aside from his postseason performance, Cano is
one of the best hitters in the league and one of the best second basemen
too. The Yankees will want to bring him back.
My guess is that
Cano and Boras will have to lower the asking price if they intend to
keep him in pinstripes. It’s like the old adage “Fool me once, shame on
you.” I do not think that the Yankees, who have been adamant about
lowering their budget, will buy into yet another hefty contract. There
are too many factors to consider. The biggest is whether or not Cano
will turn into another ARod situation.
--Erica Morales, BYB Writer
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