Re: Hamilton to the Yankees Fodd fir Thought.
posted at 12/8/2012 5:54 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
True, but unless Cano get seriously hurt in 2013, the Yankees will retain him because no one else is going to pay him even close to what the Yankees final offer will be.
Swish is off the books, Tex is in decline, so they will have no problem budgeting old Josh if they really want him. If Texas signs him, it will be because the Yankees rejected him. The Red Sox can't afford to outbid the Rangers on a long term deal for old man Josh, so it will be the Rangers or the Yankess, and I bet it's the Yankees.
Dodgers have the dollars and will pay Cano.
Yankees do not want another ARod type contract.
Cano will looking for at least 6 years @ 20+mil per.
Cano has already stated the Yankees will not be getting a discount.
The NYY don't want another ARod contract? I vaguely remember a Yankee telling me repeatedly about what a great contract it was. As often as I had mentioned he was starting his decline, and would continue to decline for 10 more years, it was like ARod was the singularity that was going to produce at high levels and become this era's Dorian Gray.
You seem to remember what you like to remember.
I don't remember anyone raving about his contract.
I do remember you being challenged after the 2006 season for your comments saying he was in decline as a hitter after he hit 35 homeruns that season.
Myself and others (Vic) arguing he was only 30 years old and it was too soon for that kind of talk.
If you recall I posted several examples of players who's numbers dipped for a season and then rebounded.
Then in 2007 he hit 54 homeruns and 156 RBIs.
Keeping things in context this was before he was outed publicly for PEDs and all of us thought we were dealing with a player's natural skill decline.
Now that his body is falling apart and we find out he was an abuser it kind of negates comparisons to players who fell from grace naturally because of age.