• Yanks Give No. 24 To Scott Sizemore

    Posted by on February 15th, 2014 · Comments (14)

    True.

    I really wish they would reassign #13 this spring too…

    Comments on Yanks Give No. 24 To Scott Sizemore

    1. Corey
      February 15th, 2014 | 10:00 am

      Not sure why this is a big deal. It’s not like Cano is retiring..

    2. February 15th, 2014 | 10:25 am

      Corey wrote:

      Not sure why this is a big deal. It’s not like Cano is retiring..

      Only a big deal if you currently own a lot of Yankees shirts with 24 on the back…

    3. redbug
      February 15th, 2014 | 10:55 am

      First, I had to think who last wore it. Once I realized who did, I’m glad it was given to a utility infield candidate. It’s not that I’m angry w/ Cano, but really how much money does one need? Maybe now he’ll pay his child support.

    4. Mr. October
      February 16th, 2014 | 4:19 pm

      Inside the complex trade that brought A-Rod to the Yanks

      “… The Yanks needed a third baseman, since Boone had gone down 10 days earlier… [Texas Rangers GM John Hart] was desperate to move the [Rodriguez] contract. He called [New York Yankees Sr. Vice President and General Moron Brian] Cashman…

      Hart convinced [Texas owner] Tom Hicks to give the Yanks $67 million to complete the deal… the Rangers would get back Alfonso Soriano and a prospect from a list of five – pitcher Ramon Ramirez, outfielders Rudy Guillen and Bronson Sardinha, shortstop Joaquin Arias and a second baseman named Robinson Cano. [The Rangers] took Arias…

      ‘The reports I had on Cano were that he was talented, but moody, and we were not sure what he was going to be [,' Hart said. ']… Cash didn’t blink putting Cano in and told me we picked the right guy with Arias [("Oh, brother. You picked the right one.")]…’”

      http://nypost.com/2014/02/15/how-a-rod-landed-with-yanks-10-years-ago-is-a-complex-tale/

      Months later, “Cash” didn’t blink to include “#24,” the best player to come through the system since Jeter and a potential Hall of Fame second baseman, in a proposed trade with Arizona for a 41-year old pitcher (Johnson), and was reportedly trying to trade “#24” to Seattle for a 42-year old pitcher (Moyer).

    5. Corey
      February 16th, 2014 | 4:54 pm

      @ Mr. October:
      To be fair, how could Cash bank that Cano would take to juicing so well.

    6. Raf
      February 16th, 2014 | 5:34 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Only a big deal if you currently own a lot of Yankees shirts with 24 on the back…

      http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/e9/40/ee/e940ee762880e7a37f2755a1211caa46.jpg

      :P

    7. Raf
      February 16th, 2014 | 5:43 pm

      @ Mr. October:
      “Arias, age 19 (No. 4): Arias received a $300,000 bonus in 2001. Known as “Spiderman” because his arms and legs appear to be going in different directions at once, he nonetheless has good body control and is both the fastest baserunner and best defensive infielder in the system. He also has a quick bat and promising raw power, though he needs to draw more walks. He hit .266/.306/.343 with three homers, 48 RBIs and 12 steals in 130 games at Battle Creek last year.”

      “Cano, age 21 (No. 6): Cano is one of the better hitters in the Yankees system, with a smooth stroke, plus bat speed and natural strength that should lead to lots of power once he adds loft to his swing. As he has filled out, he has lost some quickness, which may prompt a move from second to third base. He also could use some more plate discipline. Cano hit .277/.321/.374 with six homers and 63 RBIs in 136 games between Tampa and Trenton last year.”

      http://www.baseballamerica.com/news/040216rodriguez/

      “From the day he signed until his major debut on May 3, 2005, Cano was really never considered a blue chip prospect. Baseball America never included him in their top-100 prospect lists, and most published reports referred to him in less than glowing terms. In fact, it seems as if even the Yankees weren’t very impressed, which might explain why he was rumored to be included in just about every deal the team considered in the early part of the decade.”

      http://www.captainsblog.info/2011/01/05/better-to-be-lucky-or-how-the-yankees-tried-to-trade-robinson-cano-but-failed/4567/

    8. Evan3457
      February 16th, 2014 | 10:17 pm

      Raf wrote:

      “From the day he signed until his major debut on May 3, 2005, Cano was really never considered a blue chip prospect. Baseball America never included him in their top-100 prospect lists, and most published reports referred to him in less than glowing terms. In fact, it seems as if even the Yankees weren’t very impressed, which might explain why he was rumored to be included in just about every deal the team considered in the early part of the decade.”

      I’ve already tried that, Raf.
      It fails due to the impenetrability of its intended target.
      =======================================
      You know what’s funny? The Red Sox were willing to deal Manny Ramirez and Jon Lester for A-Rod. Manny Ramirez, a better hitter than Soriano, and Jon Lester, who helped pitched them to two titles. Imagine that.

      If the MLBPA had not intervened, the Sox might not have won any of their three recent titles, and The Curse might still be hanging over them.

      On the other hand, the Yanks might not have their most recent title either.

    9. Mr. October
      February 17th, 2014 | 12:08 am

      Corey wrote:

      To be fair, how could Cash bank that Cano would take to juicing so well.

      @ Corey:
      Cano was the most talented player to come through this system since Jeter, whether Cano took PEDs or not (and I have no reason to believe that he did). What other organizations that scouted Cano for a period of days or even weeks are supposed to have thought of him, or publications such as Baseball America, is thoroughly irrelevant.

      Cano was signed in 2001. In 2004, Cashman was shopping him for every 40-year old pitcher in MLB, and by 2006 – not 2008 or 2009 or 2010 – by 2006, Cano was hitting .342, and was in contention for a batting title. I tried to explain this to a husband and wife couple, but it failed due to impenetrability.

      I would not fault a Yankee GM for not selecting a prospect such as Cano anywhere close to the extent that I would fault the GM counterpart who offered a prospect such as Cano, who had been in his system for years, for one of the Yankees’ 40-year old pitchers, or as part of a list of prospects, “without the blink of an eye.”

      You know what’s funny? The Red Sox have won three titles since 2004 spending approx. $500-600 million less than the Yankees in the same division and with one rebuilding year. And if Texas had picked Cano, the Yanks might not have “made the playoffs” as much. And if Cashman’s parents had used birth control, the Yankees might have won more titles from 2002-2013. And if…

    10. Greg H.
      February 17th, 2014 | 11:43 am

      @ Corey:
      No basis, but I always suspected this, especially since Melky got busted. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we found out in the next couple years.

    11. Corey
      February 17th, 2014 | 12:04 pm

      @ Greg H.:
      Cano’s best friends on the team over the years included A-Rod, Melky and Colon. Sooo…

    12. February 17th, 2014 | 12:45 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Cano’s best friends on the team over the years included A-Rod, Melky and Colon. Sooo…

      It’s a simple test:
      1. Look at old YES footage from the locker room and see Cano’s bacne.
      2. Compare his BA & HR rates from the minors and majors.
      3. Note that he and A-Rod were close…and Melky too.

      And, it’s more than fair to suspect Cano of using PEDs. Don’t forget that one of his reps had her name come up in the Biogensis thing too.

    13. redbug
      February 17th, 2014 | 4:21 pm

      Yet, Cano’s name apparently wasn’t a Biogensis client or he would’ve been suspended along w/ the rest.

      He was pals w/ Arod in the past but I recall an incident about 3 yrs ago when he shoved Arod away during a postgame celebration. If he was using PED’s maybe he wouldn’t use the same place as Arod.

      Who knows?

    14. Raf
      May 17th, 2014 | 5:02 pm

      And now, #24 belongs to Zoilo Almonte.

    Leave a reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.