Re: Would you go all in for Cano as a Sox acquisition?
posted at 12/5/2013 1:45 PM EST
In response to MadMc1944's comment:
Cano is hands down one of the top 5 position players in baseball today. The $30 M contract is the new $20- 25 M contract of 2-6 years ago.
We need a 1 B, SS, 3B, CF---Cano could be re-positioned to play 1 or 3 B or you could move Pedroia to 3 B and keep Xander at SS. You could move WMB to 1B. Therefore--1B-WMB/Carp ,2B Cano, SS Xander, 3B Pedroia.
Sign one added player--Rajai Davis for CF in case JBJ doesn't work out.
You also have Nava and Gomes in LF Vic in RF and Ross and AJ behind the plate.
If you sign Drew and Nap for one year each you may be looking at $25-30 M. Cano is a game changer. Ortiz likes him others will get use to him.
Do you do it? How many times has it gone the other way? Ells, Damon, the Rocket, Youk.
First of all, Clemens was a Blue Jays when he was traded to the Yankees. Youkilis was traded to the White Sox and then he signed with the yankees just for one year. He have done nothing with the Yankees last year. Same with Ruth, Sparky Lyle, etc who were all traded to the Yankees. So it is the front management fault for trading them.
Damon is not a homegrown player for the Red Sox. He previously played for KC, and Oakland before he became a Red Sox player. Then he went to the Yankees for more money.
Right now in past many years, players just go to the Yankees for $$$$$$$!!!