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Monday, March 04, 2013

WSJ: Is Cano in for a Monster Year?

Yes…unless the “Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, And Ryan Braun Might Face 50-Game PED-Related Suspensions This Season” roidoom happens.

For players of this caliber, who are used to performing while being the focal point, the results are usually positive. All but one of those 10, Johan Santana, had a contract year that was better than the season before it.

So what does that mean for Cano?

Cano is the owner of a sterling .854 career OPS. And it is something of a no-brainer, contract year or not, to expect that he’s going to exceed that mark in 2013—he has beaten it each of the past four years. But there is also a good chance that he’ll surpass 2012’s career-high .929 OPS.

The contract-year push isn’t the only reason that players in their walk years post such good numbers, of course. By definition, players sign these deals when they are at the peak of their careers, with teams expecting big production from them down the road, so it is likely their walk year will be one of their best seasons.

Cano’s manager, Joe Girardi, has seen enough of Cano over years together to expect that Cano will be able to block out the distractions.

“I think Robbie will be able to block it out. I think Robbie will go out and have a good year and play well,” Girardi said. “He might have to answer questions about it. But I’m sure it will all die down once the season starts.”

Repoz Posted: March 04, 2013 at 10:33 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. tfbg9 Posted: March 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4380694)
Well, that would be quite a story. The roiddoom link.
   2. madvillain Posted: March 04, 2013 at 11:33 PM (#4380695)
I just posted this to the news robot. Rumor has it (and it's a guy who has been right in the past) Cano has failed a PED test, along with Braun, Granderson and A-Rod.

[edit] coke to repoz, or whatever he likes.
   3. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 04, 2013 at 11:46 PM (#4380705)
Oh my. A-rod and Braun are no surprise and I don't really care.

However Cano and Granderson would be a huge story. Shame though, as I think I'm in a large camp that dislikes the Yankees but enjoys watching Granderson play. Actually, I like watching Cano play also. Though not a NY fan, this would be a massive bummer for their fans.
   4. puck Posted: March 04, 2013 at 11:50 PM (#4380711)
If this turns out to be true, what kind of world is this that a guy from the "Dog and Pony Show" is breaking stories? (Is that just a regular sports radio show with a goofy name?)
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 04, 2013 at 11:52 PM (#4380714)
If this turns out to be true,


Well there is the claim there that this "dog and pony show" nailed the Melky story before anyone else..
And of course we all scoffed at Canseco about his claims.

Let me make this clear; I do not want this to be true.
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 05, 2013 at 12:33 AM (#4380753)
The difference between a good and bad year might be $40-50M over his next contract, so Cano should be properly focused this season, although his Dad suggests he will re-sign with the Yankees.
Robinson Cano's father says he expects the New York Yankees to re-sign their All-Star second baseman rather than let him leave through free agency after the season. Jose Cano says he hopes Robinson will spend his entire career in New York. Jose thinks his son will get a six- or seven-year contract.

Father knows best.
   7. madvillain Posted: March 05, 2013 at 01:03 AM (#4380778)
Sounds like his father thinks his son will take a home town discount. I'd be shocked if Boras can't wring a 7th year out of someone, but if Cano is the type that values familiarity and loyalty over another couple dozen million (few are) maybe he will sign for 6 years 130 million.

I wouldn't bet on it though, although who knows with this PED thing floating around.

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