Tyrone Biggums said:Part of me wants the Sox to give Cano 5/125 to play 3rd just to screw with the Yankees. But this has the potential to be one of the worst signings of recent memory
Any reason why the Braves get the first rounder and we don't?
MoVaughnsTruck said:Exactly what the Yankees said they wouldn't do. Thanks for the memories Dreamboat.
Yes, but that figure doesn't include McCann or Ellsbury or any of their arb and pre-arb guys like Gardner, Nova, and Robertson. Add those in, plus the part of the payroll that goes to benefits, and they're up to $170 million or so. Then they still need a second baseman, DH, starting pitcher or two, and bullpen help. That number does include A-Rod, but if they subtract him, then they need a third baseman as well. It seems either they don't sign Cano, or they forget about staying under the $189 million threshold.alydar said:Does this put the Yankees out of the running for Cano?
Edit: Cot's has them at $100m on the books for 2014 going into the offseason
absolutely, and now, hopefully, the sox can sign a cheaper position player (or two) and spend most of their money on pitching, both for the pen and possibly the rotation if one of the vets is moved, which is ironic, since what the Yanks seem to need the most is pitching.nvalvo said:I'm not thrilled about this, obviously, but I'd be more upset if Ben had given him $150m with a very similar prearb player waiting in the wings.