Readers Thread: Looking Back- When Robinson Cano Went to Seattle
January 14, 2024
A series of discussions came up the other day in the comments regarding the fact that the Yankees did not re-sign Robinson Cano before the 2014 season. The Seattle Mariners made a big offer, blowing the Yankees' offer away - and Cano went to Seattle.
Looking back, many are happy that the Yankees didn't sign Cano. The last years of his career weren't so wonderful...
On the other hand, by not signing Cano, the Yankees pivoted and signed Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees also went through a few seasons where they didn't have a quality second baseman. They had no back-up plan for losing Cano.
In retrospect, would the Yankees have been better off resigning Robinson Cano?
We look forward to seeing the various perspectives from our readers in respectful dialogue and debate.