• I Love It When They Call Me Big Papi…Junior

    Posted by on December 12th, 2013 · Comments (5)

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    1. December 13th, 2013 | 5:12 pm

      “[Jay Z] got him a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation — and it’s called October.”

      - Pete Rose on Robinson Cano

    2. Kamieniecki
      December 13th, 2013 | 10:06 pm

      With all due respect Pete, Cano’s played into the last week of October only once since his first year in baseball in 2005 – he should have turned down $107 million for the chance to play in one or two L.C.S. series from 2015-23? I’m sure Pete would have said, “… screw the $107 million, the Yankees have been averaging one World Series appearance every 10 years since I’ve been in baseball… “

    3. KPOcala
      December 14th, 2013 | 12:21 am

      If athletes would just tell the Public, “Hey, it’s a business that works both ways, and I couldn’t just throw millions into the trash”, then reasonable people would have no problem with the explanation. When they start talking about “respect, school systems, neighborhoods, etc, then they take the average fan for a complete “fool”. And I wish David “Smart Juicer” Ortiz would shut the hell up.

    4. Sweet Lou
      December 14th, 2013 | 9:05 pm

      @ Kamieniecki:
      Boras probably would have gotten Cano a big raise AND more games in October…

      KPOcala wrote:


      the average fan for a complete “fool”.

      Listening to the “average fans” on the radio, a lot of them come across as complete fools. If Cano had better people handling him, he might not have made the comments he did.

      KPOcala wrote:

      When they start talking about “respect…

      He does have a point: he declared free agency, which he had every right to do, and members of the Yankees’ front office wasted little time making statements in the media that “Cano is all about the money.” Cano DID come back to the Yankees with and offer that was $5 mil. LESS than Seattle’s- but that translates to about $30 mil. LESS because there’s no state income tax liability for games played in Seattle, and division games played in Arlington and Houston.

      The Yankees’ final offer of $175 mil. for 7 years to Cano was not much better than the offer made to Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ellsbury’s last offer from Boston was only $80 mil. for 5 years. And Cano is much better player. I don’t think much of Cano personally, but he does have a point. if the Yankees didn’t want him back, there was no reason to comment publicly that he was all about the money.

      KPOcala wrote:

      And I wish David “Smart Juicer” Ortiz would shut the hell up.

      He’s getting a kick out of this whole thing…

    5. McMillan
      December 15th, 2013 | 9:09 pm

      Sweet Lou wrote:

      and members of the Yankees’ front office wasted little time making statements in the media that “Cano is all about the money.”

      Isn’t that what a G.M. is supposed to do? Make public statements such as these about a player who had been with the organization since his early twenties, and whom the G.M. failed to lock up long-term when he had an opportunity to do so? Or comments of this type made by Cashman about players in his own organization for years? Cano doesn’t give 100% on the field the way Cashman reportedly does in bed, but this team is going to miss Cano, “a lot.”

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