• Is Cano The Greatest Yankees Home-Grown Player To Walk Away For The Team In The Prime Of His Career?

    Posted by on December 6th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    I can’t think of another case like this one. Granted, we’re only talking post-1976 where guys could walk.

    A historic Yankees moment?

    Comments on Is Cano The Greatest Yankees Home-Grown Player To Walk Away For The Team In The Prime Of His Career?

    1. Evan3457
      December 6th, 2013 | 7:11 pm

      Andy Pettitte was 31 when he signed with the Astros for 2004. Does that count?

    2. Mr. October
      December 6th, 2013 | 8:36 pm

      “Is Cano The Greatest Yankees Home-Grown Player To Walk Away For The Team In The Prime Of His Career?”

      Yes. After Cano, Pettitte. And after Pettitte, it might be Phil Hughes.

    3. Mr. October
      December 10th, 2013 | 8:33 pm

      “… [Cano] is as good as they come,” Cashman said. “He was on a Hall of Fame path with us… That’s what he was for us… but [teams] change on a yearly basis. We have had a lot of players that we have imported. We have had a lot of players that have been home grown. We have traded for great ones and we’ve traded great ones…”

      “Imported?” Apparently, that’s what Cashman calls giving a one-time All-Star free agent outfielder $153-69 million for 7-8 years, “importing” him.

      “A lot of players that have been home grown?” After 1998?

      “We have traded for great ones and we’ve traded great ones?” After 1998? Mike Lowell was somewhat of a great one… but I didn’t know Jeff Weaver, Bobby Abreu, Javier Vazquez, Enrique Wilson, and Nick Swisher were “great ones.”

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