I forgot how to start a thread and so I'm asking some young stud (ne of you) to do so...
Today's River Avenue Blues site has a great piece about Manny Ramirez.
I had forgotten all about Manny but apparently, he's tearing it up in Winter Ball.
Normally, I'd be sceptical, but with the Yanks needing a bat, and with Manny's offensive ability, we could capture lightning in a bottle. Clearly, we are all aware of the risks, but at this point, 3 weeks before pitch and catch, why not. Manny is from NY so maybe there would be a persoanl pride at stake. It would also really be his LAST CHANCE, so maybe he would absolutely kill it. Let's take a shot!
One more thought...if there is any club more able to handle Manny, its the Yanks. Veterans with work ethic all over our lineup. Surely, they can help Manny fly right.
^^ Dude why do you post about MANNY in every thread? Seriously?
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Robinson Cano is essentially Michael Young with more power. Michael Young is now 35 and his days as an offensive threat are pretty much over. If Cano gets an 8-10 year contract from us it'll be the biggest joke on this franchise since the resigning of Arod.
"I'm an administrator. I'm a good listener. I would not pass myself off as an evaluator of talent"
- Brian Cashman, GM of the Yankees
Manny is massaging old grannies in a spa somewhere
living that good life
For something with a title..something nobody wants to talk about, it's made 6 pages. I guess people DID want too talk about it.
How many of these young core prospects you keep referring to are realistically that far from major league ready. Heathcott? Williams? Banuelos?
Even if their regimens are accelerated into the major league lineup, first and second year adjustments may well present them in more of a Montero rookie year light then a Jeter rookie year light.
By the time they are truly ready to carry the team, Cano will be in rapid decline so your point is not valid.
I would also like to point out that A) Cashman has an absolutely abyssmal track record on developing these supposed farm studs into major league contributors and B) Cano has never once, NEVER ONCE demonstrated one solitary iota of clubhouse leadership so that point is invalid as well.
Unless you think Robertson and Gardener are going to carry this team.
You do not need to replace him immediately and make a further bad deal just to have a superstar at every position. That does not mean however that a credible offensive option may not appear ala a trade or future FA that could lessen the offensive loss at 2B so that point is also not valid.
All of Cano's potential and the Jamesian arithmetic you supplied above are quite undeniable but the fact remains that the contractual albatross that Boras is sure to hang on his next employer has to be viewed with enough financial skeptism to negate a lot of Robinson's positives.
Let's also remember that you cannot name one championship that Cano has delivered to us prior to this point, especially given that 2009 was ALL ARod and Matsui, and his lazy October play last year should be ringing warning bells for you.
Last edited by sauronthepower; 01-19-2013 at 12:31 PM.
And so, a new era begins.....
In which time we will have had Cano's bat in the center of the line-up to keep the team competitive; by the time Cano is in a serious decline we will likely have a set of younger players whom time it is to take center stage.Originally Posted by sauron
Ergo, re-sign Cano.