Found March 31, 2013 on
New York Yankees
San Francisco Giants
There are some players who become premium draft targets despite statistical shortcomings (Buster Posey) or injury concerns (Troy Tulowitzki) solely because of how they compare to the available talent at their respective positions. Robinson Cano has no such flaws, producing annual stat lines that rival the game’s best overall players, and the fact that he plays at a position with barely average depth makes him all the more valuable.Side note: Yes, I view Posey as a player with some statistical shortcoming. In 610 plate appearances last year he scored just 78 runs, he doesn’t steal bases, and his home run power is average for an elite player. He’s better than a lot of first basemen, the other position he qualifies at, but he would be a fourth or fifth round pick if he didn’t have catcher eligibility, not a second round pick.Last season Cano set a career high with 33 homers despite dropping his fly ball rate to a surprisingly low 25.8%. Thanks to a 24.1% HR/FB rate, that drop in flies ...
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Jay-Z reportedly has opened a sports representation agency named Roc Nation Sports, and his first client is Yankees star Robinson Cano.
When the MLB season kicks off on Sunday, each player will have the same stat line. Obviously, not every player comes with the same expectations, though.
While some big leaguers will go about their business and do their best to be productive, others will be under a microscope as soon as the first pitch is delivered. The added pressure could be because of a recently signed contract...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is changing agents as he nears the biggest decision of his career.
Cano, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, is hiring Creative Artists Agency to replace Scott Boras, according to major league sources.
CAA's baseball clients San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and right-hander Matt Cain, Milwaukee Brewers...
Buster Posey will be counted on to lead the Giants for the next several years.
Tools of ignorance indeed.
Try telling that to Giants catcher Buster Posey. He just signed a nine-year, $167 million contract extension. It’s the largest guaranteed contract in history for a player with three or fewer years of major league experience.
Posey rebounded from an horrific injury in...
POCKETS FULL FOR POSEY
Brian Sabean said he wanted Buster Posey to be a Giant for life, and that could very well be the case with the news that they have signed the reigning NL MVP to a massive deal.
San Francisco Giants fans can rejoice, Buster Posey will likely never wear another uniform again. The icon of the Giants signed a 9-year deal that will keep him in a San Francisco jersey until 2022.
The contract extension includes a full no-trade clause and can include incentives if Posey achieves certain accolades. It is an 8-year deal but could include a 9th year on a team option...
Buster Posey is the San Francisco Giants' new franchise man.
The Giants rewarded NL MVP and batting champion with a $167 million, nine-year contract Friday, a deal that includes a club option for 2022 that could raise the value to $186 million over a decade.
The agreement is the longest for a catcher and the largest in Giants history, surpassing Matt Cain's $127.5 million...
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Jay Z wants it all. He’s no longer satisfied with music and a little bit of NBA ownership. Here’s the story via the NYP, “Jay-Z has launched Roc Nation Sports, a full-service sports management company and has signed Yankees star Robinson Cano as its first client. “Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company...
“We goin’ Sizzler. We goin’ Sizzler.”
That’s one of my favorite lines from from one of my favorite movies, “White Men Can’t Jump.” The line comes early in the movie when Sidney (Wesley Snipes) and Billy (Woody Harrelson) put money on a shooting contest. When it appears Sidney is about to make Billy look like the chump that he is, Sidney’s friend starts mocking...
If you hadn’t noticed, Major League teams have decided that the best way to use their current financial windfall is to keep their best players for essentially their entire careers. It wasn’t long ago that single team lifers like Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn were the outliers, but now, it is becoming unusual for an elite player to not sign a mega-contract with his original franchise...
With the season opening on Sunday night, it’s time for our last look at some of the risers and fallers in the recent ADP rankings. Again, since we’re just looking to identify simple trends we’re going to stick with the trend report on Mock Draft Central rather than be too concerned with actual ADP rankings from the NFBC as we have used through most of the spring. Besides, the...
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Buster Posey & Co. are the defending champs until someone knocks them off. They won 94 regular-season games in 2012, and Tim Lincecum wasnt his usual self, going 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA.
2. Angels 0-0 --
Trout, Pujols and Hamilton, oh my. Mike Scioscias club is one of the four favorites in Vegas thats good enough for us.
3. Nationals 0-0 --
They had a...