Whoa. I never thought Cano would actually leave, as his talks with the Mariners had "drive up the market" written all over it. But at 10 years and $240 million, he just obviously couldn't say no to an offer that beat the Yankees' best offer by around $70 million.
On the bright side for the Yankees, now they'll be able to get under the luxury tax limit!
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
As a Yankee fan, I am torn on getting rid of Cano is good or not. He is amazing and they need his bat. However, they can't keep spending Scrooge McDuck money on players especially with the albatross of A-Rod under their necks. I am thinking they will go hard at another infield and some pitching. That payday is ridiculous, but there is no playoff hopes in Seattle for at least a good five years.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
Today on the Kornheiser show, Peter Gammons suggested that Bill James deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. I'm a seamhead, so am not impartial. And I wrote a glowing article about the two new James book in the last issue of my magazine.