Found October 09, 2013 on FenwayNation:
 (USATSI)Here's one reason to root for Alex Rodriguez's ambulance-chasers: if he wins his appeal, the Yankees likely don't re-sign Robinson Cano. After Hal "Tweedle-Dumb" Steinbrenner admitted on radio yesterday that The Pinstriped Posers would not give Cano the ten-year deal he wants, it became clear that much of the reason hinges on A-Fraud's doping penalty. If The Fraudulent One is suspended for his record 211 games, The Bronx Embalmers would save $31 million next year. That might allow them to give Cano—say—an eight-year deal, sign Brian McCann away from the Braves and still stay under their targeted $189 payroll tax threshold. If Rodriguez wins his appeal, there's no way the Steinbrenner Spawn can afford Cano. Said Steinbrenner, "Is anybody an absolute must-to-sign? No. And that's nothing against Robby. [It's] just not reasonable to assume that about anybody. We are going to do what we can. We've certainly conveyed to Robby we want...
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