Found October 06, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Dodgers
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
Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
BEST OF MAXIM
Yankees Robinson Cano is set to become a free agent once the season ends and is looking to add to the $58 million he’s earned during his MLB career. But one thing that plagues most athletes has bypassed the slugger. Cano only wants to $500-$600 per month for his three-year-old son with Jackelin Castro who resides in the Dominican Republic.
Jackelin Castro says
Castro and the...
You are not the only one who has seen Robinson Cano jog to first base exerting a tepid effort that harms his reputation and perhaps his earning power?
Joe Girardi and his coaches reveal scores of appeals to Cano about how bad the visual looks — both to the fans and to impressionable younger Yankees — and that it is quite frankly not the way any major leaguer should play.
The Phillies need help. Specifically, the Phillies lineup could use some offensive help. General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. promised big changes. Does that mean that the Phillies could be in on the baseball's biggest free agent of the year Robinson Cano? Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com believes that the Phillies could...
Cano must have some really good lawyers down in the Dominican Republic. I have a friend paying $1000 a month in child support and he works at Walmart.
Here is what Jackelin Castro had to say about child support she has received so far.
Castro and the slugger, who made $15 million this season and $58 million in his career for the Bombers, have attempted to reach some kind of arrangement...
ESPN thinks the Phillies could sign Robinson Cano.
The Phillies just signed All-Star 2nd baseman Chase Utley to what could potentially be a 5-year extension, but apparently it’s possible for Utley to play 3rd and Cano go to 2nd.
Utley, who 35 this offseason, has played 1244 MLB games at 2nd base and 26 games at 1st base. He played 123 games at 3rd base in the minor leagues.
I was reading the solidly-above-replacement-level Yankees blog rlyw.net this morning, and I came across a very interesting table. It listed the Runs Created at 2B for each team this year. I won't reproduce the whole list (seriously, check out that blog, it's interesting), but I share one thing:
NYY: 123 RC
CHC: 45 RC
That's a difference of 78 RUNS. It's really hard...
Robinson Cano is one of 15 athletes from the American League nominated for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award. The Aaron Award honors the best offensive player from each league. Unlike the MVP award, where just writers get to vote, both fans and writers vote on the Aaron Award winners.
The AL favorites this year are Chris Davis, Mike Trout, and Miguel Cabrera. Last year's winners...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball, accusing it of buying the cooperation of Anthony Bosch, the head of the Biogenesis clinic at the heart of the recent performance-enhancing drug scandal, in an effort to force him from the sport, reports The New York Times. In the complaint, Rodriguez’s lawyers claim an investigator paid $150,000 in cash...
New York Yankees slugger Robinson Cano is reportedly seeking a record-setting payday this winter. If he is going to get it, the 30-year-old will likely need more than one team to step up and drive up the price on New York. According to Magic Johnson, the Los Angeles Dodgers are not planning to be one […]
When news broke that New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was seeking a contract in the neighborhood of $305 million, there was rampant speculation on just what franchise would actually give him a number close to that. The Yankees have historically had deep pockets, there were numerous people who thought the new-look Dodgers would get into the race.
According to Magic Johnson...
Could Magic Johnson be in trouble from MLB for comments he made last week about New York Yankees second baseman and Jay-Z client, Robinson Cano?
Sources have told ESPN that MLB is looking into what Magic said or didn't say last week about (probably) Robinson Cano, because Magic is part of the Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group.
Apparently, this is because...
The Alex Rodriguez Saga dominated this week, but the Yankees were also busy trying to resign Joe Girardi and figure out what to do with Robinson Cano. Here are this week's top headlines:
The Yankees are at a payroll crossroads, and they have some very tough decisions to make that could impact the next decade.
Brian Cashman has been negotiating with Joe Girardi's...