Friday, October 3, 2008

Rosenthal: Teams Have Expressed Interest In Cano

According to Ken Rosenthal, "virtually every club with a need at the position has expressed interest." He also had this to say that the Yankees do expect him to have a much better 2009, and thought Cano "tried to hard this season to justify his new four-year, $30 million contract."

He's still a very good young second baseman, he's not too expensive, and he's locked up until 2011. So they could certainly get something good in return, but like I said yesterday I would only want to trade him for a top of the rotation starting pitcher.

MLB Trade Rumors goes over all the possible suitors for Cano.

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't want to trade him unless they can get Peavy or Matt Kemp in return.

Greg Cohen said...

Even though Peavy scares me a bit - most NL pitchers do, I would still make that trade.

I'm not sure if I'd trade him for Kemp or not. Kemp is very good, and should only get better, but I'm just not sure if I'd want to give up Cano to get him.

mateo said...

I know we need a big game pitcher. But Jake Peavy is not a Yankee. This is a guy who doesn't like the spot light; who's favorite activities are hunting and fishing; who has been pitching in the most friendly pitchers park in baseball for his entire career; and a guy who has had some injury problems to boot. If I'm giving up the best young second baseman in baseball, I want a player who will stick around for a while and not be intimidated by the NYC limelight. To me, the team that needs to deal for Peavy is the Atlanta Braves. Perfect fit.

Anonymous said...

Probably right about Peavy and the Braves. I think the Twins might be the best fit for Cano. I'd hate to have to see Cano for the 9-10 games we face against Minny next year but if we could bring back a Liriano or a Scott Baker, I might be tempted to pull the trigger. I know there is all this talk about O-dog to replace Cano if he were to be traded, but I think the better way to go would be to trade for Atlanta Braves Kelly Johnson. Superior hitter and solid glove.

mateo said...

I've said this all year now...If we ever get rid of Cano, we really need to move Jeter to second and either go after a young shortstop or move A-Rod to short and go after a third baseman. For the past couple of years, Jeter has lost a lot of range and I'd rather see him move now and pick up the position rather than wait til he flat out can't play short.

Greg Cohen said...

mateo,

Regarding Peavy, I share the same concerns as you have about him, but I still think he's a very good pitcher. I dunno, it's really a tough call as to whether the Yanks should trade Cano for him or not, but the point might be moot because he has a NTC and might not want to come here anyway.

And if this was a year ago I'd agree with you completely about Jeter, but he actually had a very solid year at short stop this year. I guess that new off-season workout routine really paid off.

His zone rating (.829) was the best it has been since 2005, and 7th best for all SS in the game. His fielding percentage was the fifth best in the big leagues for a SS (.979) and he made just 12 errors, the lowest yearly total for him since 1998. He really had a nice turn around year defensively.

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