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1 Dimelo   ~  Feb 19, 2013 11:48 am

I have the same feeling right now with Cano as when ARod opted out of his contract -- DO NOT RE-SIGN HIM!! Especially not for crazy money.

I'm tired of seeing players grow old, turn into league average or below league average, while still having to finish out many years on their contract.

Cano is really good, but he's not at the talent level of Mike Trout. Let some other team overpay for his services. If he were 27-28, I would definitely think differently but right now...I just don't think he's worth the dough.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 19, 2013 11:56 am

Then again, Trout has to do it for a few years to be more than a glorified Vada Pinson. I'm not saying I wouldn't be on him, but Cano is a proven star. That said, 7-10 years? Man, I don't know that I'd go for that, given what you said, D.

3 RIYank   ~  Feb 19, 2013 12:55 pm

It depends on the deal. I mean, it would be a big mistake to give him an A-Rod deal, ten years for $200M+. But seven years for $120M? You'd have to think about that one, for sure.

I wonder who else will bid. The Dodgers? Someone, for sure -- Boras will take care of that end.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 19, 2013 1:10 pm

3) Let me back track. If it's 6-7 years, you probably have to take that gamble. But 8-10, pass.

5 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 19, 2013 1:34 pm

I'm ok with anything up to 8 years, past that though...

6 Dimelo   ~  Feb 19, 2013 2:18 pm

[5] 8 years for a second baseman, where is he going to play when he's 35 and still has 4 years left on his contract?

I think 5 years is highest I'll go, and that's pushing it. I don't see any value in going past his 35th birthday.

I'd rather pay him 100 million for 4 years and call it a day.

7 monkeypants   ~  Feb 19, 2013 2:20 pm

[3] 7 years to a guy entering his age 30 season...I'm not sure I like that much at any price.

8 RagingTartabull   ~  Feb 19, 2013 3:00 pm

[6] Well 8 is my limit, is all I'm saying. I'd prefer 5 or 6, but I can live with up to 8 because of the DH.

Listen, I definitely agree with most of the arguments against this, I'm just saying if you were to ask me "what is the absolute, point of no return, highest number of years you are willing to go?" my answer is 8. And that is a stretch.

If they can get him at 7, then I think they absolutely should do it.

9 RIYank   ~  Feb 19, 2013 3:05 pm

[8] Right.
And, in this case (and in most), the point really is, if you don't pay for an extra couple of years, the ones you don't want to pay for, you won't get those good years. So, is it worth it? I think so, as long as the price isn't *too* high, and the extra years not *too* many. It was worth it for Jeter, for instance.

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 19, 2013 4:57 pm

[9] Can Cano still put up those numbers in his late 30s, as Jeter has? I wonder if the Yankees offered him 6 for 120 would he really turn it down?

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 19, 2013 4:59 pm

"Another random workout observation: Eduardo Nunez made two errors in the span of about 10 groundballs today."

AH, so glad baseball is back!

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