Tag Archives: Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano and the difficulty of replacing a star player

#453170188 / gettyimages.com A few days ago, I saw this tweet: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran: 4.1 WAR, $53M Robinson Cano: 5.1 WAR, $24M Not second guessing, just saying. — Dan M. (@LeftFieldDan) August 14, 2014 When Cano left … Continue reading

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A look at the Yankees second basemen using Inside Edge fielding data

Last week, Fangraphs added fielding data from Inside Edge to their site for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Inside Edge is a company that employs scouts who measure the difficulty of fielding each ball in play. For each player, we now have … Continue reading

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Brian Cashman’s Free Agency Performance: Middle Infielders

With so few Major League contracts given shortstop and second base under Brian Cashman, I decided to lump the bunch together for today’s edition of this series*. Why hasn’t he had to do much with the position during his time? … Continue reading

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Income taxes may have kept Shin-Soo Choo out of pinstripes

Yesterday, news broke that the Texas Rangers have agreed to sign star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to a 7 year $130M contract. This news comes after reports that Choo rejected a 7/$140M offer from the Yankees earlier this month. So why … Continue reading

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Robinson Cano’s estimated tax savings playing in Seattle compared to New York

It’s still hard to believe, but Robinson Cano will not be a Yankee in 2014. Baseball’s premiere second baseman has chosen to take his talents to Seattle and its pretty clear that the money was the motive — the agreed … Continue reading

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Speculating why the Yankees chose Ellsbury over Cano

It’s probably safe to say that Robinson Cano is a significantly better player than Jacoby Ellsbury. Yet, Ellsbury’s 7 year, $153M contract didn’t fall too far short of the 7/$175M pact the Yankees were reportedly offering Robinson Cano. It’s no … Continue reading

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The 2013 Yankees infield: a terrible revolving door

Due to a combination of injury and ineptitude, the Yankees had a very fluid roster 2013. In a constant effort to find upgrades on the cheap, they cycled through droves of fringy players, hoping some of them would stick. With … Continue reading

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