What are guys talking about Cano is 1yr younger than Hamilton and doesn't need to be babysat( so he does fall off the wagon---which he did last year). I'd much rather take my chances with Cano.
I don't think cano will get an 8 year deal from anyone if the yanks don't pony up. I almost crapped myself when Wright got his. After albert and fielder last year, these guys have learned their lesson. Moreno has a huge ego and the tigers owner is like 99 years old and wants a championship.
Cano gets 6 at best.
I was a big Swisher supporter until Josh could be had for 4, possibly 5 years with an option...for me, it was always about the length of contract. That being said, there is no reason the Yankees couldn't sign Hamilton, trade Granderson AND keep Cano long term.
Cano is NOT getting a 10/200 contract from anyone...times have changed.
The Yankees need both players moving forward after ARod, Jeter, Mariano, Pettite and Kuroda eventually leave...just be prepared for CHAMPAGNE-LESS celebrations for an already subdued, business-like clubhouse! Especially minus Swish!!!
10 years, $250 million. Do it Cashman.
I suggest some of you get a life. Close thread. Hamilton isn't coming here.
We'd be lucky if we can at least make that 8th year a team option or a vesting option triggered by number of plate appearances, etc. We'll likely get 3-4 prime-esque years and it'll be downhill from there. So with no rnd to the poor decision making in sight, be ready for a perpetual payroll crunch.
First, I am not sure I believe this. Sounds to me like an agent (who happens to represent Mr. Hamilton), knows that if the Yanks are NOT in the picture, their goals are not going to come close to fruition, so start word that they are....
This has happened before and will always happen as long as the Yanks have the largest salary in the game. Agents need to make other GM's believe that they are involved to get them bidding against themselves to up his price.
Then again, it could be the Yanks just kicking the tires to see how much is being asked... but no idea on true interest... The Yanks have been the most stealthy team in the post George years. So you never know.
If we see an opening, it may not be a bad path. And Texas will need to replace Hamilton.
Rangers Acquire: Robinson Cano
Yankees Acquire: Jurickson Profar, Martin Perez, Mike Olt, Jorge Alfaro