Thankfully, spring training is underway, and with that comes the first real look at what your team has and what your team doesn’t. The Yankees haven’t exactly had a full squad yet with guys like Alfonso Soriano and Mark Teixeira yet to make their debuts, though they will soon enough. Robinson Cano has been looking around the Mariners and is requesting more help.
Cano recently said this to cbssports.com:
‘I’m not going to lie. We need an extra bat, especially a right-handed bat,” Cano told CBSSports.com. “We have many left-handed hitters. We need at least one more righty. You don’t want to face a lefty pitcher with a lineup of seven left-handed hitters.”
The guy he was talking about was former Mariner and current free agent Kendrys Morales. He also wants the team to add Ervin Santana and if it was up to him, they’d have Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez too.
Well, he had $240 million to leave, but what if he had stayed? He’d have guys like Soriano and Tex behind him and new acquisitions like Brian McCann behind him for protection He’d have Derek Jeter and maybe even Jacoby Ellsbury ahead of him. Instead he has Corey Hart and Kyle Seager, who by no stretch are bad players, but not like the guys I mentioned with the Yanks.
Look, Cano did a lot of damage all by himself last season on a weak hitting Yankee team, and there’s no reason to think that he won’t put up numbers with Seattle. However, he took his money, and he’s already complaining in Seattle. Maybe the Yankees will be better off. It just goes to show that sometimes going for the money won’t always make you happy, and you have to wonder if he truly is right now.