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NBA and NHL playoffs, a few baseball games. Have at it.
Tomorrow, Robbie Cano returns.
Picture by Bags.
I've always enjoyed, and believed in Cano, but I seriously hope he gets outhit by our second basemen this week. I don't see a good reason to throw Robbie anything resembling a strike.
Cano has slightly outhit Yankees 2B (mostly Roberts & Solarte) thus far:
24 games, 93 at-bats
Runs 10, Hits 28, 2b 5, HR 1, RBI 11
2014 Yankees 2b
25 games, 84 at-bats
Runs 14, Hits 20, 2b 2, HR 2, RBI 6
Here's a telling quote from Robbie:
“I like it here. It’s nice. The team’s really nice. I like the team, the city. Playing baseball, the fans, it’s really nice. Here it’s more relaxed. It’s not as intense as New York. In New York, when the game is over, everyone is looking at what’s wrong. Here we don’t have that.”
 That why they are perennial losers. And one of the most, if not the most, dysfunctional organizations in MLB.
Mickey Mantle once said that he thought it would be fun to have a relaxed year or two and not contend. He ended up hating it. Robbie enjoys playing baseball and it doesn't seem to bother him that by August they will be out of it most years. If he still feels that way after three season then it is likely that the Mariners will get very little on the back end of the contract.
I loved watching him play though wish him well.
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