On Wednesday night, second baseman Robinson Cano was awarded with the annual Silver Slugger Award. This is the fourth straight season that Cano has won the award (longest active streak in the Majors) and the fifth time he was the recipient. The award is given to the best offensive player at each position.
Even in a lineup that lacked its fair share of weapons at times, the current free agent still managed to hit 27 home runs, drive in 107 runs, and hit .314 during the 2013 campaign. He has played in at least 159 games every season with five straight years of hitting .300+, 20+ HR’s, and 85 RBI’s. Add that to his two Gold Glove Awards and you have the most prized free agent on the market.
As of right now, there is no news on Cano in terms of contract negotiations. The only news out of the Cano camp recently is his agent, Jay-Z, gave Cano a watch worth almost $34,000.
The Yankees’ first priority in terms of player signings is most likely Robinson Cano. However, those priorities could be put on hold. According to Joe Girardi, the Yankees’ plans might be on hold until there is resolution in the Alex Rodriguez case.