This Baseball Writer Is Praying The Yankees Overpay For Robinson Cano
While my prediction stays strong at 6/138 million, I am praying the New York Yankees pull a “Yankee” move and grossly overpay him, just for fun. They already handcuffed themselves with Alex Rodriguez, giving him a 10/275 million contract that pays him until he is 41 years old. I wonder if teams are starting to realize these long contracts past the age of 30 are a bad investment. Let’s look at recent history.
Albert Pujols at age 31 got a 10 year 240 million dollar contract from the Los Angeles Angels. His first year was decent, however year 2 his body is already breaking down and he only played 99 games hitting 17 homers and batted .258.
Josh Hamilton at age 31 got a 5 year 133 million dollar contract from the SAME Angels TEAM!! He proceeded to bat 45 points below his career average and he hit a whopping 21 home runs. 21, which is the same as Evan Gattis, Matt Dominguez, Wilin Rosario and Nate Schierholtz. Or 1 LESS home run than Will Venable, Dan Uggla and COCO CRISP!!
Reports say the Yankees won’t go over 200 million dollars (times are tough), is that true or is that bargaining. What Jay-Z needs to do is drum up fake interest. He needs to take the Scott Boras approach. Say that a couple other teams have contacted him and made aggressive offers. Start pitting fake teams against the Yankees to turn the screws to them. The fan base would freak if they let CANO walk. He has been nothing but a Yankee and you know how those fans love to worship “lifetime Yankees” or “true Yankees”. Just to prove to the world that their arrogance knows no bounds, here’s to hoping the Yankees grossly overpay for a player that has been solid, however will no doubt begin to break down in about 2 years.