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Yanks Blew the Cano Deal

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Thanks to Big D for the tip on this article from The Captains Blog

This article basically does the heavy lifting on how the Yanks blew the Cano  deal supposedly over money, they  also  show how it cost more money to  replace him, absurd

From our view point

The end result in letting the only superstar home grown player walk, hasn’t been favorable.. The real knife in the back to us fans, they  didn’t save any money, in fact it cost them more to replace Cano  then if they  signed him

Better yet, or even more agonizing,  they  should have ripped up his 2008 contract in 2010, and extended him, they would now have Cano  for Pedroia money $110M or perhaps Carl Crawford money $147M

The real kicker is at 33 yr’s old Cano  would now be in his 6th  yr of that  extension,  and still in his prime on the back  end of his deal… As we’ve come to learn, the back end of long term contracts usually bite the team in the ass, See Tex, Sabathia, ARod, Beltran, soon Pujols, Hamilton, and at some point McCann, Ellsbury,  Miggy Cabrera, Verlander, and Fielder

Meanwhile the Yanks would have beat  the system by extending Cano the minute he became a superstar, but before he got pissed off enough to tell  the Yanks to  fuck off (2012), you got me cheap, now you have to pay retail…

Meet The Braves, the Mets Do, 19 Times

I was watching the first inning of the Mets vs the Triple A  Braves who  are the complete worst team in baseball at the moment… They’re tanking, have an 80% roster of triple A players, and are a complete embarrassment to the sport

BTW the Mets scored 4 runs in the first inning on a bunch of HR’s.. they never scored again en-route to  a 4-0 win

For some perspective, they’re 6 and 19, the Yanks are 8-15..  Shows us how bad the Yanks have played..The Braves are paying $15M to players on other teams, Mike Bourne and Nick Swisher, so in essence they have a $70M payroll, the Yanks $220M

The Mets play this team 19 times, they also play the Marlins and the Phillies who don’t suck at the moment, but also have a roster full of minor league players, and are tanking in an effort to get top  draft picks…

So the Mets will play 57 games vs teams that are either tanking, Braves / Phils, or rebuilding, Marlins… They should easily win 100 games… The NL East can’t be compared to the AL East, the Mets play in a Triple A division except for the Nats, that’s a 2 team race..

Maybe these Tank  teams should be made to pay a floor tax for not spending a sufficient amount of money.. They  also  grab TV revenue, and revenue from big market teams like the Yanks.. Maybe  the Marlins should be paying the Yanks for Prado instead of it being the other way  around

Their end result ( Braves and Phillies) is to be so bad for 3 yr’s they draft in the top the sport.. This yr Philly has the #1 pick, the Braves who  pick #3 traded Shelby Miller to Arizona for last yr’s # 1 pick,  will  also be drafting very high

The Braves will be a decent team by the time they move into their new digs in 2018

That’s the point behind dumping your sellable players at the deadline, to reboot faster, but you suck for 3 or 4 yr’s

The Mets sucked for 6 yr’s before they broke out in 2015… This is how baseball is run now, the Yanks are in the beginning throws of their suck term

We have to expect mediocrity for 2 to 3 more yr’s… hang tough.. Perhaps Hal  will  abandon his father’s win or nothing attitude and flip some players for prospects at the deadline.. After all he’s already  abandoned Dad’s M.O. of winning at  all  costs, might as well  turn the old man over  in his grave one more time…


Written by Sal

May 3, 2016 at 6:44 am

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  1. I really don’t want to trade Miller, or Betances… but man what a prospect haul they’d get


    May 3, 2016 at 6:52 am


    Shouldn’t Arod be watching video?

    I’m shocked he bagged Annie
    This is Moscone territory
    He has a bone yard full of these Cougars

    Ah let Alex grab one of the overstocked inventory even the great Moscone can’t be in 2 places at once


    May 3, 2016 at 8:39 am


    Yanks will continue to get dumped on
    Hal will be better off backing up the truck
    The media and the fan base don’t like being hood winked

    Gotta say if these guys don’t dig down after being humiliated and called washed up by the media that’s as soft as it gets
    Or maybe they can’t do it, then hand back the money and retire
    See Cuddyer LaRoache and Dempster
    Instead it’s a money grab so they deserve the bashing


    May 3, 2016 at 8:51 am


    Yanks have nowhere to go unless they start to get injuries to

    The options would then be less then desirable
    Refsynder Gamel Sanchez Swisher
    Pitching wise Cessa and Green
    CashMan’s head should be on the block


    May 3, 2016 at 10:05 am

  5. Phenomenal spot with Joel Sherman who was on the Met Mutt show… of course after 5 minutes of brilliance with the Sensie, they couldn’t get off the phone fast enough to talk to the Football nerd Paul Dotino, then into Islander Hockey, and the Knicks

    Sherman so has this NYY team’s answers, how Hal can’t see it is beyond me

    the landscape in baseball has changed how Hal doesn’t change with it is mind boggling

    This is a great opportunity for a rebuild, if you dump at the deadline, bring back a prospect haul please, get us some young players who have upside, you can’t buy Rings anymore

    The Pitcher with the biggest contract Greinke pitches for the Diamond Backs, a small market team, everybody has money, the Yanks can’t buy rings or bully teams financially anymore Selig took care of that with the last CBA

    Wake up Hal


    May 3, 2016 at 11:27 am

  6. Mikey 2 Chins wants to trade Chapman before he even pitches a game… White Sox could use Beltran, a lot of teams can use Tex and Beltran in a few months…Miller is still under contract, and cheap at $9M, I’d love to keep him, that guy is a special player, not many guys like him character wise

    2 Chins wants to move the Captain to lead off, Doughboy to the 2 hole, not a bad idea, maybe it’ll raise the Captain’s trade value, lead off hitters have value, Toronto went overboard getting Ben Revere last yr


    May 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

  7. Yanks are going on a 20 games in 20 days schedule from hell, this ought to dot the I’s and cross the T’s on what to do RE: dumping players


    May 3, 2016 at 11:52 am

  8. Somehow Fenway Fats was diagnosed with a shoulder injury and Dr Andrews is supposed to put him under the knife…. Boston continues to be the luckiest team in baseball

    Now he’s out for the season, they don’t have to worry about fitting him on the roster, and they most likely have insurance on him

    Gives them a yr to find some sucker to take him off their hands, amazing


    May 3, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  9. Betances’ stuff has been flat I doubt he’s tipping his pitches per Francesa… He throws a fast ball and a curve, and he’s been predictable, plus the fast ball to Vazquez was a shoe string meatball, the curve to Oriz was a cement mixer

    Francesa is lost if he wants to run Beltran out to RF everyday, plus he’s 4 for 30 in the last 3 series, all singles with 6 K’s

    hate to say it but Beltran and ARod are DH’s… Beltran coughs up a run a night on defense…


    May 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

  10. he’s right about Tex and McCann though


    May 3, 2016 at 1:37 pm

  11. Sal I was watching MLB central this morning, they said the sux didn’t insure fat boys contract so they are stuck for every penny no matter what!!!-lol I was really glad to hear how upset Cashman is. Now he knows how we all feel watching this dreck. I hope they can turn things around but if not something better change.


    May 3, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    • that’s great Big D, glad they’re stuck with Fats money, thanks for that info… Yes good to see CashMan being pushed here


      May 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  12. Harper just got money whipped by under armor.. this helps, Now Harper has security, he doesn’t have to take an extension before FA….


    May 3, 2016 at 1:40 pm

  13. Francesa is such a Girardi / CashMan butt boy… I have to add ARod to his butt kissing

    I have news for Francesa, if this team doesn’t flip these guys and get some young players, WFAN Fox and YES are in more trouble

    nobody is gonna watch this mess much longer


    May 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  14. and what good is having 3 relief weapons if you can’t get to them?? Chapman can bring back a huge prospect haul he’s a rental for the Yanks, unless they’re in a playoff run.. Then you can resign him as a FA….


    May 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  15. This shit is gettin very old very fast.


    May 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  16. You can bring in freakin Murderers Row but with this Girardi mindset we are doomed.
    He doesn’t think baseball he thinks algorithms,, whatever the ef that is,,


    May 3, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    • hahahaha he’s an architect Donny.. Look at it this way the Yanks are dead, we’re just assessing the situation.. We’re team building

      Severino is gonna toss a 4 hitter tonight 7 innings 4 hits 2 runs, we’re gonna win 6 in a row.. CashMan is gonna address the troops, Girardi os gonna bring in a motivational speaker, Pete Rose maybe.. The worm is turning, nobody on the team wants to see Cash upset


      May 3, 2016 at 4:04 pm

  17. I would have liked to seen what Billy Martin would have done to Cashman if Cashman told him that Billy’s players had to impact the baseball.


    May 3, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    • Hey noogsie

      Billy would have thrown names in a hat and had Cashman pick the lineup that way

      Then thrown him out of the office


      May 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    • Billy is turning in his grave when he sees the whole left or right side of an infield shifted and these nitwits not taking advantage

      Cashman is calling the shots based on a room full of college kids crunching numbers
      I’m all for technology but where’s the old school guys when it comes to common sense?


      May 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm

  18. Francesa didn’t want to see Granderson go that’s why he wanted the Mets to get him. Met fans didn’t want him but now they’re getting smarter about it lol wow Honest Mike is delusional
    Good thing Alderson has Francesa to bounce off if


    May 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm

  19. Now we have to watch Showalter frown and grimace all night long
    Joey Claps and the Grouch
    Who picks these dweeb??


    May 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    • White sox DFA’d John Danks, how soon before CashMan brings him in?

      Cessa and Chad Green are CashMan’s pitching depth, I’d say go get him, if he’s healthy


      May 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm

  20. Nice job by Arod and Tex

    I hate when the yanks get RISP, it never pans out

    Man on 2nd 1 out, Boston would have scored 3 runs already

    Man imagine if Machado hits free agency after 2018


    May 3, 2016 at 7:17 pm

  21. Singleton knows more about the O’s then the Yanks


    May 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm


    Prado leads the NL in hitting
    Phelps us a good 8th inning guy

    Jones is gone
    And Eovaldi coughs up 2 run leads 1/2 inning after he gets it

    Miss Cone tonight would love his take on Severino

    Kenny isn’t much on the pitching Intel
    Good to see Beltrsn hit

    Too bad they put RISP YANKS can’t score like that
    Just needed a hit Castro looked like he was trying to hit it to DC


    May 3, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    • Holy shit an 0-2 hit with RISP

      Break up the yanks


      May 3, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  23. Maybe the captain should lead off and Ellsbury bat 2nd
    Or maybe ellsbury should retire and give the money back


    May 3, 2016 at 8:04 pm

  24. Tex and Carlos had real estate on the left side they both tried to pull outside pitches rolled over for ground outs makes no sense too me none


    May 3, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  25. Can Headleyou suck much more?


    May 3, 2016 at 8:41 pm

  26. 4-1 time for Janis on PBS now
    We ain’t comin back tonight
    I hate this


    May 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  27. ARod pulled a hammy, any mention that he was out sport fucking the Google owners ex wife last night?

    Meanwhile the Bronx is burning, and Cashman is strung out on Xanax lol… This is really getting good, if the O’s sweep Friday will be All Yankee drama in NY

    she must a kept Roddy up all night, or half the night


    May 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  28. Refsnyder coming up?

    He played RF tonight at SWB, his original position before Cashman fucked with him

    Braves shut out the Mets 3-0 that might slow down the giddy twins that come on wfan at 10 in the morning


    May 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  29. MKay did mention on the telecast that Arod was at the Met last night on the day off. I was surprised how empty the stadium was,there was no one at the game. Arod getting an mri,could head to the dl


    May 4, 2016 at 12:34 am

    • yeah Big D thanks I had the sound down after a few innings, Kenny was giving us nothing but prepared stats and intel on his hometown team the O’s Kay and all the talk shows were all over that gala, probably just a coincidence he pulled a hammy, obviously he didn’t stretch enough.. Anyway counting on a 40 yr old DH as your savior is asinine

      hate to say it but if he does go on the DL it might not mean they get younger, but they get Swisher, which could help I suppose


      May 4, 2016 at 5:35 am

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