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(ESPN)   Robinson Cano, Yankees still three Houston Astros payrolls apart   (espn.go.com) divider line 22
    More: Interesting, Robinson Cano, Astros, Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner, Buster Olney, payrolls, Brian Cashman, Randy Levine  
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2013-12-01 09:33:56 AM
Enjoy playing for Kansas City, Robbie.  How's Jay Z working out for you?
 
2013-12-01 09:37:16 AM
$252 million for one player, who is probably at his peak now and will be making more money than the best players in the league when he is way past it. But no, a salary cap is a stupid idea, MLB.
 
2013-12-01 09:45:57 AM
He can thank A-Rod and everyone else that got a massive contract after 30 years old. Very few of them were worth their contracts. MLB teams have started to wise up to stupid contract demands and they are telling players to fark off. The next step is for the players union to fight the six year indentured servitude system currently in play. That needs to go as does the draft system. Let players sign where they want for whatever they can get. Don't expand the draft to cover Latin American players. Use the current system as a model to do away with the stupid draft.
 
2013-12-01 09:46:09 AM
I'm sure Texas will shell out 250m for him, otherwise good luck Robinson you were an awesome player and classy.
 
2013-12-01 10:00:02 AM

balfourk: He can thank A-Rod and everyone else that got a massive contract after 30 years old. Very few of them were worth their contracts. MLB teams have started to wise up to stupid contract demands and they are telling players to fark off. The next step is for the players union to fight the six year indentured servitude system currently in play. That needs to go as does the draft system. Let players sign where they want for whatever they can get. Don't expand the draft to cover Latin American players. Use the current system as a model to do away with the stupid draft.




Doing away with the draft will simply mean the highest payrolls get the top prospects every year...
 
2013-12-01 10:06:11 AM

balfourk: He can thank A-Rod and everyone else that got a massive contract after 30 years old. Very few of them were worth their contracts. MLB teams have started to wise up to stupid contract demands and they are telling players to fark off. The next step is for the players union to fight the six year indentured servitude system currently in play. That needs to go as does the draft system. Let players sign where they want for whatever they can get. Don't expand the draft to cover Latin American players. Use the current system as a model to do away with the stupid draft.


Do understand baseball had that at one point and it was the reason Yankee Hate was invented, right?
 
2013-12-01 10:31:50 AM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2013-12-01 10:36:29 AM
There are two people Hank Steinbrenner can blame for Cano asking for that contract: the person who he sees staring back at him in the mirror every morning, and the man who spawned him.
 
2013-12-01 10:46:00 AM
Done in one. It's either the Yankees or a team with no recognizable players that want to make a dent in publicity and attendance.
 
2013-12-01 10:54:44 AM

coolio mack: Done in one. It's either the Yankees or a team with no recognizable players that want to make a dent in publicity and attendance.


You mean the Mets?
 
2013-12-01 11:14:16 AM
The A's could use a second baseman.  3 years, $18 million.  Make it happen, Billy!
 
2013-12-01 11:19:42 AM

rjakobi: coolio mack: Done in one. It's either the Yankees or a team with no recognizable players that want to make a dent in publicity and attendance.

You mean the Mets?


I don't think the Mets will go that long term anymore, they got burned too many times.

/Charles Wang will probably sign him
 
2013-12-01 11:41:01 AM

rjakobi: coolio mack: Done in one. It's either the Yankees or a team with no recognizable players that want to make a dent in publicity and attendance.

You mean the Mets?


You mean the team that's still paying Darryl Strawberry? Yeah, that'll happen.

/Mets fan.
 
2013-12-01 11:55:47 AM
Aren't the Mets also still paying Bobby Bonilla?
 
2013-12-01 12:10:07 PM
I'm happy to see Cano's asking price is universally laughed at even by Yankee fans.
 
2013-12-01 12:24:23 PM

shlabotnik: Aren't the Mets also still paying Bobby Bonilla?


Yup. $1.19 million every year until 2035
 
2013-12-01 04:01:21 PM
I hope Cano has priced himself out of baseball
 
2013-12-01 04:05:07 PM

WinoRhino: I'm happy to see Cano's asking price is universally laughed at even by Yankee fans.


This.
 
2013-12-01 04:58:03 PM

balfourk: He can thank A-Rod and everyone else that got a massive contract after 30 years old. Very few of them were worth their contracts. MLB teams have started to wise up to stupid contract demands and they are telling players to fark off. The next step is for the players union to fight the six year indentured servitude system currently in play. That needs to go as does the draft system. Let players sign where they want for whatever they can get. Don't expand the draft to cover Latin American players. Use the current system as a model to do away with the stupid draft.


No they haven't. Prince Fielder is still going to be paid $26M when he's 40. Grienke got $147M last year. Salaries have been going up this off-season, where a past-his-prime Lincecum is making $35M over two years. Somebody will offer Cano an A-Rod esque deal. It might not be the Yankees, but it will happen.

Three years of arbitrated salary is not indentured servitude. Baseball is the sport with the best compensation for its players, especially its star players. Not just monetarily, but also in healthcare and other benefits (1 day in the bigs is healtcare for life, 43 days gets you a 34k/year pension). MLB players are not suffering under the system. Besides, the team control window (which can actually extend out as far as 12 years after being drafted) is the only thing that keeps the relative parity that MLB has. Nobody wants the Yankees picking up Jason Kipnis this year to off-set the loss of Cano
 
2013-12-01 05:27:01 PM

Misconduc: I'm sure Texas will shell out 250m for him, otherwise good luck Robinson you were an awesome player and classy.


Word is there's interest & they have the cash, but I don't see Texas offering him even 7 years - let alone 9. Should Texas land him, they'd likely trade Andrus to Tampa for Price - provided they're okay with his deal, which I believe runs through 2018. I think it's a long shot that he ends up in Texas or gets a 9 year deal.
 
2013-12-01 06:33:35 PM
Quick, someone call the Angels and tell them there is a player who will soon be on the decline who wants a long and extremely expensive contract.
 
2013-12-02 08:38:54 AM

Jeteupthemiddle: shlabotnik: Aren't the Mets also still paying Bobby Bonilla?

Yup. $1.19 million every year until 2035


His agent should get a nobel prize
 
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