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Postby nsulham » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:14 am

blankman wrote:
theclefe wrote:Blankman is having a cano lovefest.


It's been a long time since the Yanks have brought up and kept a prospect this promising and I absolutely love what i've seen from him.


I know what you mean there. I can't WAIT to see Hanley get up and do his thing. Pedroia too for that matter.
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Postby theclefe » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:14 am

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theclefe wrote:Blankman is having a cano lovefest.


It's been a long time since the Yanks have brought up and kept a prospect this promising and I absolutely love what i've seen from him.

The rest of that post was truly meaningless.


Indeed, it was.
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Postby bd3521 » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:14 am

You guys make it sound like switching to the OF is a smooth/easy transition. For someone who has played infield all their lives, moving to the OF/reading balls off the bat is one of the hardest things to do.
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Postby blankman » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:15 am

nsulham wrote:Should I change the name of this thread to "Interesting thought about Robinson Cano?" :-b


Ha. Well, when people discuss Soriano coming to the Yankees, and some say as a 2B, there has to be some opposition about who he'd replace.


I don't see Soriano in NY's CF, but he does have the athleticism for it. I just worry about the mental aspect: routes to take. I'm also not sure if he's got a CF arm. I know he had an arm for SS, but CF is a bit different. His speed is certainly something the Yanks need in that lineup though.
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Postby blankman » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:17 am

bd3521 wrote:You guys make it sound like switching to the OF is a smooth/easy transition. For someone who has played infield all their lives, moving to the OF/reading balls off the bat is one of the hardest things to do.


It certainly can't be easy and I question whether Soriano especially, who's not a good fielder to start with, would be that good in CF. Range should be good, but reading the ball and route taking could be a problem as it is for Womack. He's taken some terrible routes and missed at least one ball in CF that I can think of not do to range or speed but his poor route.
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Postby blankman » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:18 am

nsulham wrote:
blankman wrote:
theclefe wrote:Blankman is having a cano lovefest.


It's been a long time since the Yanks have brought up and kept a prospect this promising and I absolutely love what i've seen from him.


I know what you mean there. I can't WAIT to see Hanley get up and do his thing. Pedroia too for that matter.


Don't know about Pedroia but where's Hanley going to play? 3b? 2b? Will they move Renteria?
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:19 am

blankman wrote:
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theclefe wrote:Blankman is having a cano lovefest.


It's been a long time since the Yanks have brought up and kept a prospect this promising and I absolutely love what i've seen from him.


I know what you mean there. I can't WAIT to see Hanley get up and do his thing. Pedroia too for that matter.


Don't know about Pedroia but where's Hanley going to play? 3b? 2b? Will they move Renteria?


Renteria said he'd move, didn't he, if I'm not mistaken?
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Postby theclefe » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:20 am

blankman wrote:
nsulham wrote:Should I change the name of this thread to "Interesting thought about Robinson Cano?" :-b


Ha. Well, when people discuss Soriano coming to the Yankees, and some say as a 2B, there has to be some opposition about who he'd replace.


I don't see Soriano in NY's CF, but he does have the athleticism for it. I just worry about the mental aspect: routes to take. I'm also not sure if he's got a CF arm. I know he had an arm for SS, but CF is a bit different. His speed is certainly something the Yanks need in that lineup though.


You can get away with having a below average arm if you have the awarness and ability to be a natural outfielder. A bad arm is most visible when the ball gets to the wall because the CF got a bad jump on it. He has the speed to do it, but if he doesn't have the instict, the Yanks can let him toil around out there for a year while he trys ot find it.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:20 am

blankman wrote:
nsulham wrote:
blankman wrote:
theclefe wrote:Blankman is having a cano lovefest.


It's been a long time since the Yanks have brought up and kept a prospect this promising and I absolutely love what i've seen from him.


I know what you mean there. I can't WAIT to see Hanley get up and do his thing. Pedroia too for that matter.


Don't know about Pedroia but where's Hanley going to play? 3b? 2b? Will they move Renteria?


Rumors are and Renteria has been quoted to saying he'd make a move to 3B because he'd do anything to help out a guy with as much potential as Hanley, and wouldn't wanna hold him back. I'm pretty sure Pedroia is 2B.
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Postby uucrook3d » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:21 am

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The Roto Authority wrote:has he ever played CF? why would you put him there? the yankees have a terrible 2B right now - maybe the worst in all of baseball.


Cano is terrible? Are you frickin kidding me? Cano has been outstanding this season, especially as a 22 yr old rookie. The future looks great at 2B for the Yankees and Cano in all likelihood not going anywhere. Cano has to be in the top half of MLB 2B already. To call it the worst in baseball is an outrage.

Sorry but that statement is a farce and just completely pissed me off and tells me you probably didn't even know Cano was playing.


On Soriano, he strikes out too much still for the Yanks, especially with Michael who like OBP having a say in Yankee matters now.

He has the athleticism to play CF for sure, but who knows how he'd actually play.

It's an interesting idea, but I don't think the Yanks will sign him to play CF and they definately won't sign him as a 2B. As a CF though, you never know what the Yanks could do.


cano is terrible defensively. if you cant see that, then you are biased. he can handle the bat though ;-D


He's definately not terrible. He's easily better than Soriano for one. I find it funny that you claim to know how he is as a defensive 2B when I highly doubt you've watched him much and definately not nearly to the extent I have. As a 22 yr old, he's still got plenty of time to get better. 2B defense is hardly a problem for the Yankees.


and i find it funny that you claim to know how much i have watched cano... i have seen him in a dozen or so games which i know is not as many as you but in the majority of them he has made some sort of error, i have yet to see him make an exceptional play. i am not saying that soriano was better definsively. i think any rookie that started at 2b for the yanks would struggle definsively. however, i do think that all defense is a problem for the yanks, including 2b
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