(Photo by: Bryan Hoch)Cano needs to understand that if he wants to concentrate on winning another championship, be a leader on this club! Or, how's this? When you hit the ball, gun for first... no more of those light jogs. Or, how about if the Yankees are in a losing streak... don't smile when you pop out. All that stuff does if piss off us fans. In other words, prove to us fans that you DO want it. Us same fans who checked out of the playoffs last season because you couldn't hit the ball, you know what I mean?
Sure, it sounds like tough love and the reality is, any way you slice it, Robinson Cano will be fine at the end of this season, whether it's with the Yankees or another team. My point is, fans want Cano to be the guy we fell in love with early in his career and we want him to follow through. We love that guy with power at the plate and a talent that can hit for average. Dogging it just don't work and it was never more amplified than the ALCS against the Tigers last year. 1-18 in the playoffs for Robbie. I mean, are you kidding? True, the regular season he was exceptional, and we all know it... .313 average, 33 home runs, 94 RBIs... things worked out nicely then, but you play to win the whole thing and 1-18 sticks in my head and has all winter when I think about Robinson Cano.
Now, Joe Girardi has stated that he thinks it won't be hard to get Cano back. But let's face it, we've read reports before that were soon dismissed... like when Russell Martin and the Yankees were to work out a 3 year deal...remember that one? All I'm saying is we need to wait until the end of the season to see what truly will happen.
And for the record, if Robinson Cano wants to "focus" and play hard to win another Championship with the New York Yankees...well... let's just say I'm holding him to that.
If we hear anything else about Cano and his "long term deal", we'll write about it.
How many days until the first exhibition game again? Can't wait.
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