Article: Welp, I guess I'll do it: The Twins should sign Robinson Cano
Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:48 AM
Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:50 AM
Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:12 PM
All that said, I think he is a team cancer. He does not run out ground balls, he does not hustle for doubles or triples, and his overall casualness is not the model the Twins need for their young players. The guy is TOO cool to play hard. I've heard he works on everything in practice, yada, yada, but for my money, I don't want a player who is so far above the crowd that he doesn't need to sweat or get his jersey dirty.
And, he is not a leader. I'm critical of Mauer for his quiet leadership, but Cano is a whole nother kettle of fish, leading in the wrong direction. For that kind of money, who needs to bring in problems?
Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:30 PM
What kind of team anxiously awaits their C or 2B to arrive at the plate?
Alas, has it come to this?
Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:18 PM
Even if money weren't an obstacle for the Twins, this would still be a dumb deal. 4-5 years from now I would rather have Polanco or Rosario at 2B than Cano, so signing him to a 10 year deal would be counterproductive.