• Cano Cruise Control Concerns?

    Posted by on January 27th, 2008 · Comments (4)

    Via John Harper -

    Some baseball people wonder if it was a smart move to agree to give Robinson Cano a four-year contract worth a guaranteed $30 million, given that he is still three years away from being eligible for free agency. As one AL scout said yesterday. “He has a tendency to put it on cruise control. He’s got a world of talent, but I know the Yankees had concerns at one point about his work ethic. Sometimes young guys get that first big contract and their intensity comes and goes.”

    Time will tell.

    Comments on Cano Cruise Control Concerns?

    1. dave24s
      January 27th, 2008 | 3:14 pm

      Anyone really think Girardi will ALLOW Cano to simply cruise?

    2. gphunt
      January 28th, 2008 | 7:57 am

      The guy hired a personal trainer to stay in shape over the off season. Seems like he’s working pretty hard to me.

    3. Raf
      January 28th, 2008 | 10:02 am

      Seems that people want players to eat, drink & sh!t baseball 24/7.

      Cano’s going to have his good games and his bad games.

      As for worrying about “work ethic” they just pulled him out of winter ball not too long ago, right?

    4. Andrew
      January 28th, 2008 | 11:01 am

      The kid loves to play baseball. It’s his life. He wants to play baseball 24/7, as evidenced by his staying four games late in the Dominican Winter League. He led the Yankees in games played in 2007, even through a leg injury in September. He drastically improved his defense. That doesn’t scream ‘lack of work ethic’ to me. Unless he arrives in camp 15 pounds overweight, I wouldn’t worry about Cano.

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