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Robinson Cano Newsbeat

Friday, September 27, 2019

What if the Mets had not traded for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz?

NEW YORK – A certain sense of accomplishment and bravado filled the press conference room at Citi Field on Dec. 4 as Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano were introduced as the newest members of the New York Mets.

The offseason is a time for hope and optimism, and on that December day, Mets officials believed they had just made a move that would lead them to 90 wins. One only had to look at the Cheshire cat grins in the room to know that they felt they had just become contenders.

In their eyes, after two down years, the Mets were back.

“Robinson Cano is one of the best second basemen in the history of the game. He immediately will impact the middle of our lineup and increase the run production in a meaningful and significant way,” newly hired Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said during that introductory press conference. “Edwin is the best closer in the game today. He will the anchor of our bullpen and electrify our fan base. Most important, everyone should know that these two players are here to help us accomplish our goals of winning now and in the future.”


Be careful with establishing alternative timelines- the last time I tried such an exercise, Tom Dewey ended up on the $50, I couldn’t stop tasting copper, and the city of Birmingham vanished without a trace….

QLE Posted: September 27, 2019 at 12:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: edwin diaz, mets being mets, robinson cano, what-ifs

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Mets Say Robinson Cano Plans to Preserve Leg Health in Most Robinson Cano Way Ever

When Robinson Cano was diagnosed with a torn hamstring in early August, most skeptics and pundits presumed that he would miss the rest of the 2019 season.

In a surprising turn of events, the New York Mets activated the vet second baseman on Tuesday, less than a month after he went on the shelf. Cano wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday night’s showdown against the Washington Nationals, but skipper Mickey Callaway claimed he would be available off the bench to pinch hit.

What isn’t the least bit shocking, however, is the manner in which Callaway and Co. are going to manage Cano’s tender hammy. Sound the alarms, folks, because Robbie will “control his running effort,” for the last month of the campaign.

This feels like some sort of punchline, but I’m not sure what the joke was….

 

QLE Posted: September 04, 2019 at 12:35 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: hamstring, mickey callaway, robinson cano, running

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cano hurts quad running two days after sitting

NEW YORK—Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano got hurt hustling up the first-base line.

The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night’s 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals after straining his left quadriceps.

Cano got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning following J.D. Davis’ two-out double. The Mets trailed 1-0 at the time.

“He took a few hard steps out of the box, got about halfway down the line and it grabbed on him,’’ manager Mickey Callaway said.

On second thought, maybe he had a good reason for not wanting to run….

 

QLE Posted: May 23, 2019 at 10:32 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: injury, robinson cano, running

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Robinson Cano blames scoreboard error for not running out a double-play grounder

Robinson Cano’s not-very-great debut season for the New York Mets got a little worse on Friday, entirely by his own hand.

Facing Miami Marlins pitcher Adam Conley with men on first and second and one out in the seventh inning, Cano tapped a hard grounder back to the pitchers mound. It was an easy double play ball, and that’s exactly what happened with Cano out at first by at least 15 feet.

As the Mets’ broadcast put it, “Cano didn’t even bother trying to run, just jogged slowly down to first.”

And this is why you need to be able to keep score without a scorecard!

 

QLE Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:02 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: hustle, robinson cano, scoreboard

Friday, May 10, 2019

Davidoff: Why I’ll vote for Robinson Cano for Hall of Fame, despite PED stain

The case for Cano

*Eight-time All-Star
*Five top-six finishes in MVP voting
*Two Gold Gloves
*.304 career average, .846 career OPS, 314 home runs, 1,244 RBIs
*Career WAR of 69.5
*WAR higher than those of Hall of Famers Tim Raines, Tony Gwynn, Eddie Murray, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Carlton Fisk, Edgar Martinez, Ryne Sandberg, Ernie Banks, Roberto Alomar, Pee Wee Reese, Andre Dawson, Willie McCovey, Dave Winfield, Mike Piazza, Harmon Killebrew, Yogi Berra, Vladimir Guerrero and others

bobm Posted: May 10, 2019 at 08:35 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, peds, robinson cano

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Robinson Cano joins a club only occupied by Derek Jeter and Lou Gehrig with new milestone

It’s still hard to say if he reaches the vaunted 3,000 mark, but Robinson Cano entered rarefied air on Tuesday when he notched career hit No. 2,500.

Facing San Diego Padres rookie Cal Quantrill in the first inning, the New York Mets second baseman belted a ground-rule double over the Petco Park fence.

Cano is the 101st player in MLB history to record 2,500 career hits and only the third active player along with Albert Pujols (3,106) and Miguel Cabrera (2,712). Cano became the sixth Dominican-born player, joining Pujols, Adrian Beltre, Vladimir Guerrero Sr., Manny Ramirez and Julio Franco.

Cano also somehow made New York Yankees history with the hit, despite not having played for the team in six years.

For those who want a reminder as for how much the Yankees owe to having a large pocketbook and a willingness to spend….

 

QLE Posted: May 08, 2019 at 04:02 AM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: dollah dollah bills, y'all, hits, robinson cano, yankees

 

 

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