Saturday, August 24, 2013

What will Robinson Cano get on the open market?

There is no question Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees is the top free agent of this off season, the biggest question his how large his contract will be.

The New York Yankees are trying to keep salaries down but they can still be in for Cano but around 100-125 million dollars. Cano obviously wants more than that. I would imagine he is going to want around 200 million dollars and the question is will teams want to sign him to that amount of money since the recent failures of massive contracts like Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez.

I think teams will wait until the end of the off season to sign him so his value would go down as he would be desperate to sign with a team. I think his value would maybe go down to the $160-175 million range at best.

Cano, 30 is hitting .305/.385/.503 on the season with 23 homers, 82 RBIs, and 67 runs scored. For his career he is hitting .308/.355/.503 with 200 homers, 797 RBIs and 785 runs scored. He is a 5-time all star and a 2-time Gold Glover with 3 silver slugger awards plus he has 3 top 10 MVP finishes with his best being a 3rd-place finish in 2010. He is one of the better defensive second-baseman despite having a slightly down down season with a Range Factor below average.

Cano is easily the best infielder available and with a weak second base class he might be one of the more sought after infielders and will be one of the most expensive ones available

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