Found October 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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Much was made of Magic Johnson's comments that said that the Dodgers were unlikely to pursue impending free agent Robinson Cano. With their new ownership, the Dodgers have looked to make big, bold moves to help their team improve and not pursuing a guy like Robinson Cano just doesn't seem like something the Dodgers would do. There is a way that the Dodgers attempt to pursue Robinson Cano. If they exit the playoffs early this year, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says to "look for the Cano talk to pick up in LA." Sure, he isn't outright saying that the Dodgers will pursue Cano if they exit the playoffs early, but it does seem more likely that they would at least attempt to bring Cano to Los Angeles. Adding a guy like Cano to the Dodgers' lineup would almost be video game like. Having a lineup that consists of guys such as Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Yasiel Puig, Robinson Cano and Adrian Gonzalez is almost unheard of. Don't forget that they have another quality outfielder in Carl Crawford. Even without Cano they are loaded with offensive talent. Having that offensive talent combined with starting pitchers such as Clayton Kershaw, Zack Grienke and Hyun-Jin Ryu and you got yourself a World Series contender. The Dodgers also have Ricky Nolasco, but he is scheduled to hit free agency at the end of the year. He would, however, like to re-sign with the Dodgers. Cano is unlikely to get the 10-year, $305 million contract that he is looking for in free agency. It is extremely unlikely that the Dodgers would hand that out with their hopes of signing Clayton Kershaw long-term and their 2014 payroll. This is one of the most fun times of the year in baseball and this years free agency sure isn't looking like it will disappoint. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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