• Cano @ The Grammies

    Posted by on January 27th, 2014 · Comments (9)

    Seriously.

    Good luck, Seattle.

    Comments on Cano @ The Grammies

    1. MJ Recanati
      January 27th, 2014 | 10:41 am

      I’m not sure I see why it matters that a baseball player attended the Grammy Awards last night. It’s the off-season, right? Ballplayers aren’t allowed to hang out with musicians?

    2. EHawk
      January 27th, 2014 | 12:03 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      I agree….I bet any MLB player if they were invited to attend the Grammy’s and sit next to Jay-Z would go in a second.

    3. EHawk
      January 27th, 2014 | 12:04 pm

      @ EHawk:
      Check that sit next to Beyonce! Even better!

    4. MJ Recanati
      January 27th, 2014 | 1:53 pm

      EHawk wrote:

      Check that sit next to Beyonce! Even better!

      Hadn’t even considered that angle but you’re absolutely right!

    5. McMillan
      January 27th, 2014 | 6:08 pm

      Alex Rodriguez was spotted entering a rest room with an “attractive brunette” around the time this picture was taken…

    6. #15
      January 28th, 2014 | 8:03 am

      Jay-Z helping to maintain the illusion that Cano is, and will remain, a celebrity athlete despite moving to a media black hole market, for a team not going anywhere soon. Enjoy the money Robbie, it’s what you’ve got. I might have taken it too. Between the contract differential and the taxes, it might have been 90+ million. But the off-the-field spotlight will be dim.

    7. MJ Recanati
      January 28th, 2014 | 9:46 am

      #15 wrote:

      Jay-Z helping to maintain the illusion that Cano is, and will remain, a celebrity athlete despite moving to a media black hole market, for a team not going anywhere soon. Enjoy the money Robbie, it’s what you’ve got. I might have taken it too. Between the contract differential and the taxes, it might have been 90+ million. But the off-the-field spotlight will be dim.

      I don’t see why people think that Cano will fade to obscurity, just because he’s playing on what may be a bad team or just because he’s playing in Seattle.

      Felix Hernandez is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He’s been to All-Star Games and won a Cy Young Award. Seems to me like he’s not an unknown. Cano is the best second baseman in baseball and will continue to be an All-Star caliber guy for the next few years. I don’t see why being in Seattle will change his level of fame or popularity. And, after all, it’s not like he was a national spokesman while playing for the Yankees. It’s not like his profile will dim by moving to the Pacific timezone.

    8. Kamieniecki
      January 28th, 2014 | 6:18 pm

      #15 wrote:

      … it might have been 90+ million.

      $107 million, according to some reports.

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      Felix Hernandez is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He’s been to All-Star Games and won a Cy Young Award…

      No one said Cano will not continue to go to All-Star Games, or remain in contention for M.V.P. recognition. But there is still a big difference between playing for the Seattle Mariners and playing for the New York Yankees- not necessarily in terms of winning American League Championships – 1 every 10 years in the case of a second baseman playing for Team Cashman, but in every other respect.

      Hernandez’s celebrity would be much greater “making the playoffs” 8 out of every 10 years in a New York Yankees uniform.

    9. McMillan
      January 28th, 2014 | 7:24 pm

      #15 wrote:

      But the off-the-field spotlight will be dim.

      … Not as dim as the G.M. who replaced Cano with Brian Roberts.

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