The Mariners may have Cano’s double-play partner for the next decade in Brad Miller.
The Yankees have a crowded competition for the fifth spot in their starting rotation. The Mariners are breaking out the duct tape. So are the stars aligned for a deal?
“I’m not going to get into a media war with Lloyd McClendon,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long said. “He’ll probably win that, anyway.”
“Last time I checked, I didn’t know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for the New York Yankees,” McClendon said. “That was a little surprising. I was a little p—– off, and I’m sure Joe (Girardi) feels the same way.”
Cano is no longer a Yankee, yet we’re still talking about his giddy-up — or lack thereof — to first base. “If somebody told me I was a dog, I’d have to fix that,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long told the Daily News.
The Mariners, who went 71-91 last season and have holes all over, are having all kinds of trouble putting together cash to add complementary pieces around Cano in a lineup that struggled mightily to score runs last season.
The Yankees were hesitant to give Infante more than three years, and the Royals decided to give the versatile infielder an extra year to help consummate the deal.
The Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here — and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
“We loved Robby. He’s a great player,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. “We made an offer we were comfortable with making. It fell far short of obviously where Seattle was. So, in terms of respect, they showed a lot more respect financially than we did.”
Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by Jeter, Posada and Rivera. But then Seattle blew him away.
Robinson Cano may have been sincere when he took to social media on Thursday to thank Yankees fans for all their loyalty during his nine-year run in the Bronx, but they were in no mood to return the love. No mood, whatsoever.
‘Young, talented players with the skills that he has, that’s what they’re getting. I couldn’t believe the Yankees let that walk away.’
The Seattle Mariners are staying quiet on Friday about potentially signing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano. Seattle is looking to fill additional more holes.
The Yankees are going to try to spin the loss of Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners in the best way possible. But there’s no way to get around it. They have suffered a tremendous body blow.
When a player says he’s about the money, he’s usually about the Yankees. Except Robinson Cano, who will find himself most sleepless in Seattle.