Robinson Cano was 20 pounds heavier due to Seattle weather

When Robinson Cano signed his signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in December 2013, he presumably realized there would be some adjustments to be made after spending the first nine years of his career with the New York Yankees. But who knew his move from the bright lights in the big...Read More The post Robinson Cano carried extra 20 pounds last season...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano cites Seattle weather for last season’s weight gain: Report

During Robinson Cano's first season with the Mariners his stats were a little lighter than the ones he usually put up when he was with the Yankees. But they reportedly didn't coincide with the heavier numbers he put on the bathroom scale by season's end. The second baseman still put up decent numbers on the stat sheet. He was an All-Star Game starter, a Gold Glove finalist and...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: 2015 Second Base Preview

In Episode 147, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) preview the second base position for the upcoming 2015 season, including some superlatives, which Jason Kipnis we’ll see, and who’ll reign supreme between Anthony Rendon and Robinson Cano.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: Second Base Over/Under

View image | As we continue on the over and under train, we should throw out a few general reminders. The numbers you see for each player constitute the three year averages as expressed over 150 games played. Often times, the aggregate gives us a very good idea of what they player should do. Sometimes it doesn’t. That’s why I’ve taken the top twenty guys...
Via The Fantasy Fix
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Podcast: Is Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada The Next Robinson Cano?

Editor’s note: The following podcast was recorded Sunday night, before the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a contract with Yoan Moncada. Happy but never satisfied. Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington recently used the expression with regard to his team’s roster. The GM showed Monday he wasn’t lying by reportedly agreeing to a contract with Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox reach deal with CUban prospect Yoan Moncada

Aslam Ibrahim Castellon Maure Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterAdd Yoan Moncada to the Red Sox list of Cuban imports. According to NESN, the Sox have landed the Cuban prospect in a deal worth $30 million. He's a switch hitter, and played mostly 2nd base in Cuba, but reportedly can also play 3rd base and outfield according to NESN. Moncada's talent is apparent...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox, Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada Agree To Contract

The Boston Red Sox have made another big splash in international waters. The Red Sox signed Cuban infield prospect Yoan Moncada to a contract Monday, according to multiple reports.’s Jesse Sanchez first reported the news, saying the deal is believed to be worth $30 million. Yahoo! Sports reporter Jeff Passan confirmed the report shortly after...
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Yoan Moncada signs with the Red Sox for $30 million

Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, one of the mostly highly touted and most sought after Cuban prospects in 20 years, has finally agreed to a contract with a major league club. He’ll be joining countryman Rusney Castillo with the Boston Red Sox, and the bonus he’s getting is a ridiculous $30 million. BREAKING – Source: Cuban INF prospect Yoan Moncada agrees with Red Sox on a deal...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks – Another Platoon Piece For The Seattle Mariners

Last week, the Seattle Mariners added another right handed bat in former Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. The Mariners and Weeks agreed to a club friendly $2 million / one year deal, with built in incentives in the unlikely event he’s used as more than a platoon against left handed pitching at the corner outfield positions or as an occasional reliever for Robinson...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Seattle Mariners

Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano are the fantasy studs in Seattle, but the lineup is more interesting than usual. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: 2B Rickie Weeks, OF Seth Smith, OF Justin Ruggiano, DH Nelson Cruz, SP J.A. Happ Key losses...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

In Lineup Bolstered By Offseason Moves, Robinson Cano Can Take Seattle Mariners To New Heights

Last offseason, Robinson Cano stunned the baseball world by choosing to sign with the Seattle Mariners over re-signing with the New York Yankees. In doing so, he left the hallowed Yankees scrambling for the franchise’s new face following Derek Jeter’s impending farewell season and changed coasts relishing in the chance to bring the Mariners their first World Series title. Before...
Via Oregon Sports News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rickie Weeks, Mariners?

Rickie Weeks just signed a $2 million deal with the Seattle Mariners who happen to already have a second baseman named Robinson Cano. The deal is a pay cut for Weeks to the tune of 82%. Ouch. It doesn't seem that long ago that Rickie Weeks was an All Star and seemed to be one of the most dynamic players in the game. What the heck happened? The timing of Week's descent from All...
Via The Flagrant Fan
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano, 2015 Fantasy Schmohawk

In the year of thirteen after twenty in the land bestowed to us by Disney and Guiliani called the City of York, Jay-Z removed his Brooklyn Nets leather cap, raspberried his lips and scratched his head. He buzzed his assistant's intercom and said, "Solange,when you get a second, the spreadsheets you brought me are wrong. I want WAR." Solange thought he wanted to war with her, and...
Via Razzball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada Could Be The Next Robinson Cano, Says NL Talent Evaluator

The hype train officially has left the station. Yoan Moncada finally is free to sign with any Major League Baseball team. The Cuban prospect has drawn rave reviews to this point, with one National League talent evaluator telling The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo he sees some similarities between Moncada and a couple of big league All-Stars. “He could be the next Robinson Cano...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Source: Yoan Moncada Could Be Next Robinson Cano

As was reported last week, Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada is now free to sign with any MLB team. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says he can’t find one GM, either involved or not involved in obtaining him, who doesn’t rave about Moncada, and who wouldn’t take him No. 1 in the draft if he were an American amateur player. “Most teams involved can’t talk about Moncada on the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: second basemen

The state of second base in baseball right now is interesting. You’ve got some fantastic second basemen (Robinson Cano), some budding young second basemen (Jose Altuve), and some second basemen that are clearly talented, but still have some questions surrounding them (Neil Walker, Jason Kipnis). And that doesn’t even begin to deal with the tier of second baseman that are on the...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Most unexpected MLB free agent signings of past 10 years

The offseason is almost over, and with the exception of James Shields, every big-name free agent has signed. The current free agent season did continue the tradition of at least one surprising signing, however. One player always manages to provide a surprise for unexpectedly getting a huge contract and raising the market for his peers. More often than not, that player and contract...
Via The Outside Corner
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy rankings: Differences of opinion on Bogaerts, Cano

Have you seen our recently-published fantasy baseball player rankings? If not, you should check 'em out RIGHT NOW. When you're done, come on back here to discover where I disagreed with colleagues Ryan Fowler and Adam Meyer. I know I'm right in all cases, of course, but see if you agree. Catcher: Yadier Molina, Cardinals Positional rankings: Fowler 4, Meyer 6, Halpin 9 I like Molina...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Yoan Moncada the Future of the New York Yankees?

Could the 19-year-old Moncada go from Cuban defector to the face of the New York Yankees? (Mandatory Credit: Jesse Sanchez) When Robinson Cano spurned the New York Yankees and signed with the Seattle Mariners, the team was left without a face and future of the franchise. Derek Jeter’s career was nearing the end, A-Rod is too old and troubled and Mariano Rivera rode off into the...
Via The Sports Journal
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Determinants of Free Agent Position-Player Salaries: Part I

On December 7th, 2011 José Reyes agreed to leave the New York Mets and join the Miami Marlins by signing a six-year, $106 million contract. Reyes was coming off a stellar age-28 season in which he won the N.L. batting title and swiped 39 bases. He was a consensus top-five shortstop in the game at the conclusion of the 2011 season, and was therefore ready to cash in on his status...
Via Batting Leadoff
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #115: Dee Gordon | 2B | MIA

Dee Gordon was a tremendously valuable fantasy commodity in 2014. He may only weigh 170 pounds soaking wet, which severely undercuts any potential for power, but this scrappy little slap hitter pilfered his way to the second best second base ranking on ESPN’s Player Rater. Amazingly, even more complete talents at the position such as Anthony Rendon, Robinson Cano, and Brian...
Via Baseball Professor
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Come home, Ichiro

There are several hidden lessons to be learned from the likes of Jim Harbaugh and LeBron James. One of those lessons is quite simple: You can go home again. Whether it’s the Michigan football program, the blue-collar abode of Cleveland, Ohio or the friendly confines of Safeco Field, the lesson remains the same. The same lesson applies to former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro...
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Positioned as Early Favorites in AL West

In 2014 the Seattle Mariners notched 87 wins, their highest total since 2009. It marked a 16 game improvement on the previous season. Still, the Mariners were unable to end their playoff drought, which has continued since they won an MLB record 116 games in 2001. Going into 2015, the Mariners look like the favorites in the American League West. The Mariners aren’t short on star...
Via Baseball News Source
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Robinson Cano Will Play In The Dominican Winter League

Robinson Cano has been granted permission by the Seattle Mariners to play a handful of games in the Dominican Winter League starting Tuesday as he returns from a broken toe sustained during the MLB All-Star Series in Japan the month of November. Cano is expected to be used primarily as a designated hitter for Estrellas de Oriente. At that point, the club has five remaining round...
Via Baseball Essential
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano & Terrorist Cherif Kouachi -- separated at birth

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano & Terrorist Cherif Kouachi What's the difference?Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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