Re: Let's revisit this question: why didn't the Yankees pay Cano?
posted at 1/28/2014 6:03 PM EST
In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
In response to AFNAV130's comment:
Yeah behind Toronto. Or it's a toss up at best. The Yankees are just flat out not good. Isn't the comparision to the Sox roster? After all they did win a World Series. The Yanks maybe be a better team than last year, but in comparison to the ability to pull ahead of the Red Sox, no way. They are old, in all the wrong places. If Tanaka turns into Cy Young, then maybe they elevate a bit. No closer. None on the horizon. Age is the factor. Cano would have helped them immensely. They could have done Garza and Cano, and do Beltran and that would have been smarter. And they still would be in the same position. McCann was a horrible signing.
LOL please tell us more about the horrible mccann signing
that's kinda of surprising / weak even coming from RSN
So yeah, compare them to the Sox because that's who they are trying to catch. They are a long, long way off. 85 win team. Still.
a case can be made that compared 2 last yr
the Yankees will be better at seven of nine positions,
and that was B4 the tanaka signing
how many positions will the sox B better at
I'm not a Jays fan. Red Sox through and through. I just think that they can be better. I don't want to see them get better, and I doubt they will be a threat to the Sox, just I think they are even with the Yankees. Better at seven of nine huh? Who's in your rotation? CC (on the down slope), Tanaka (unproven), Pineda(hurt all the time) and then what? No more Pettite to carry you over. Who's your third baseman? Shortstop? Second baseman? Heck, how much can you expect out of Texiera? Your infield is an unmitigated disaster. Signing Drew MAY help, but again, not overwhelmingly so. Outfield. Ells is an upgrade over Granderson. No doubt. Again, not overwhelmingly so. Gardner is solid. Above average at times. Beltran, well he's what 38? Yeah I remember a 38 year old Mike Cameron. Beltran is better, but not by that much.
How many positions will the Sox be better at? Well let's see, if they can make up for Ells loss, then they don't need to be "better". However, I see catcher being an upgrade over Salty. The young arms the Sox have, if there are say 5, 1 or 2 will pan out. Ranaudo, Barnes, Webster, RDLR, Workman. Minimum. Most likely more. XB will have a monster year. Watch. You don't perform like he did in the biggest games and then flub. If everything else stays relatively the same, is that not enough of an upgrade? Oh the bullpen will be stronger as well.
Back to you.