Posted November 28, 2013 by Clayton Richer in American League

5 Reasons Why The Toronto Blue Jays Need To Sign Robinson Cano…Now

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Reyes & Cano

With less than a month remaining until old St.Nick trudges down chimneys around the world spreading Christmas joy, my wife tasked me with preparing my annual Christmas wish list to ease her shopping burden.The list began with the normal boring necessities of  white socks, Fruit of the Loom underwear and for my one big gift , how about ……..Robinson Cano. I deserve it, I have been a good little elf all year long, just ask Santa.

My wish-list soon took a Blue Jays festive theme as I found myself pondering the multiple reasons why the Toronto Blue Jays need to make a bold statement and sign the franchise second-baseman at any cost. Now, before you go thinking I dipped into the eggnog a little early this holiday season , here are my 5 reasons to bring Cano north of the border for Christmas.

 5. Prevent Yankees From Resigning Cano:

The signing of Cano would not only make a bold statement to the world of baseball,but it would also more importantly prevent the New York Yankees from resigning their franchise player. Cano would also remain in the American League East to haunt his former team 19 times a season.

4. Rogers Has More Money Than Santa Claus:

Rogers Sportsnet just dished out 5.2 billion dollars earlier this week to secure the exclusive rights to the NHL for the next 12 seasons so it goes without saying that they could put $25o million under the Christmas tree of the Cano family to spread some Christmas cheer.

3. Reyes + Cano = Swagger

Jose Reyes and Robinson Cano would be hands down the most talented tandem in baseball. The middle infield would also be brimming with swagger and exuberance. They were both teammates at the World Baseball Classic so hopeful Reyes can persuade Cano to take a liking to the pretty Christmas colours on the Canadian currency.

2. Second Base Unrest:

The Blue Jays need to address their second base quandary in the form of something better than the 2013 edition of Emilio Bonifacio, Maicer Izturis or even Ryan Goins. Did I mention that Robinson Cano is a free agent. Enough said.

1. Christmas Comes Once a Year:

Robinson Cano is a proven, elite major league talent who plays a premium position and will never be a free agent again. The Blue Jays have one chance to do right with Cano and unlike Santa he wont be available next December.

The Proof Is In The Christmas Pudding:

Cano has 9 seasons under his belt putting up Hall of Fame worthy numbers to date. He is a career .309 hitter with 204 home runs and an .860 OPS in 1374 regular season games. He is a  5 time All-Star,  5 time Silver Slugger award winner along with 2 Gold Gloves during his tenure with the Yankees. Cano has only missed 14 games in the last 7-seasons combined coming to work everyday ready to play. Show me the money, cant dispute those numbers even if it is Christmas.

Forget the turtle doves and the partridge in a pear tree, I will settle for Cano and 5 golden World Series rings.



Clayton Richer

Clayton Richer
Clayton Richer is the Owner of Baseball Hot Corner and a Toronto Blue Jays enthusiast. Follow and interact with Clayton on Twitter @MLBHotCorner or @ClaytonRicher