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The Sports Post:
"Did they get a fair price for Rickey Henderson? It's kind of like if you're an art collector and you have the Mona Lisa, what's a fair price for it? The idea in building a championship team is to acquire players like Rickey Henderson. It's a sad day when you have to give one away."
Bill James wrote that in 1985 after the Oakland Athletics traded away Rickey Henderson to (ironically enough) the New York Yankees before the start of season. Henderson, at that point in his career, was 28 years old and was widely regarded as one of the best all-around baseball players in the league. The A's opted to trade Henderson away in exchange for some assets because they knew he would be outside of their price range once hitting free agency the following season.
It's not a perfect comparison, but when thinking about the impending "to spend or not to spend?" question that the Yankees face regarding Robinson Cano, that James quote reasonates.
Cano is (d...
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New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano became territorial with shortstop Eduardo Nunez when Nunez caught an infield popup on Cano's side of the infield during Wednesday night's game in the Bronx.
It happened in the second inning as Nunez called out to catch the popup by Kansas City Royals batter David Lough. As Nunez came...
Robinson Cano didn't look too pleased when Eduardo Nunez crossed over onto his turf while fielding a an popup Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees second baseman stood with arms crossed, staring at the shortstop looking like he was saying Stay on your own side.
After an exchange of glares and a few flips of the ball — there were smiles all around.
Robinson Cano doesn't want shortstop Eduadro Nunez fielding a popup on his side of second base.
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Robinson Cano and Eduardo Nunez tried their best to copy dance moves from an interactive game during a visit to Ronald McDonald House in New York City on Tuesday. The teammates were there with other Yankees players for Hope Week. The Yankees' current shortstop-to-second base combo couldn't keep up with the jubilant kids doing what looked like a mix of a Polka and the...
NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Ivan Nova delivered another impressive pitching performance and the Yankees, held to one run each of the previous three days, stopped a three-game slide. They watched two...
Let's hope Kevin Durant and Robinson Cano learn a lesson from Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z's latest CD.
Let's hope they notice that the CEO of Roc Nation Sports did not seek 16 or eight bars from King James, Black Mamba, Melo or Birdman. You also won't find CP3, The Truth or AK47 on any of Magna Carta's hooks. There are no beats from Captain Jack, Metta World...
The 2013 Home Run Derby field has been finalized, as AL captain Robinson Cano picked his final member – the Oakland A’s’ Yoenis Cespedes. The contest is set to take place at Citi Field – home of the Mets – on July 15 on ESPN. Here are the teams for each league.
Robinson Cano (captain) – NYY – 20 HR
Prince Fielder – DET – 15 HR
Chris Davis – BAL...
David Wright and Robinson Cano, home run derby captains of their respective leagues, have chosen their teams. Except, Cano has left one off. Apparently he could not decide on his last player, or perhaps he is waiting for an answer from said player, but he will announce the last selection tomorrow.
Here is a Tweet from Buster Olney with the participants:
NL HR Derby team: Wright...
While the Yankees might have quite a few all-stars on the DL this season — Jeter, A-Rod, Granderson, Teixeira and Youkilis — they’ll still be represented like every other team. Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera will be the Yankee representatives at Citi Field this year.
Cano, also the American League Captain for the Home Run Derby, will be making his 5th appearance in the Mid...
2013 Home Run Derby captains David Wright and Robinson Cano have picked their teams for this year's event at Citi Field next weekend...well, mostly. Cano will reportedly announce the final member of his four man team tomorrow. Joining Wright on the NL squad will be Bryce Harper of the Nationals and Rockies teammates Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer, while Chris Davis and Prince...
Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
Ivan Nova delivered another impressive pitching performance and the Yankees, held to one run each of the previous three days, stopped a three-game slide. They watched two more players...
Team captains Robinson Cano and David Wright have announced the members of their 2013 Home Run Derby squads, and the two will have to beat out a talented group of sluggers if they plan on making it to the finals.
Cano picked Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and Tigers designated hitter Prince Fielder as members of the American League team. Davis is having a career year, blasting...
The participants for this year’s Home Run Derby have been announced.
TBA (Robinson Cano, who’s captain, will make this pick on Tuesday)
No real surprises on the list, save for maybe Bryce Harper who’s been nursing injuries nearly all season....
Welcome to the All-Star edition of the Triple Play. This time around, we take a look at my ultimate All-Star team, the most ridiculous decision any manager has made or will make all season, my suggestion for All-Star Game rosters, and more. Off we go:
Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
We discussed Cano in last week’s Triple Play (mainly as a basis of comparison for...