LADY AT THE BAT: Yankees Locking Up Cano?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yankees Locking Up Cano?

It's being reported by various media outlets that the Yankees and Robinson Cano are discussing a long-term deal. This is unheard of-- as far as the New York Yankees are concerned.

The Yankees have long been known to string their players along, never signing them to long-term deals while they're arbitration-eligible. They've done this with all their players, including their biggest stars, i.e., Bernie Williams.

If this is all true, we may very well be seeing the true beginning of the Hank Steinbrenner Era. Then again, perhaps the're just embarrassed at once again having the highest payroll in the game last year, at $218.3 million. After all, locking up a young player means paying them less in the future.

Whatever the case may be, Cano is worth signing to a long term deal and I hope they get it done.

The Lady

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