BronXBombers51 wrote:toledomudhens wrote:absolutly, I am not giving the title to any team...they all have to play 162 games, i'm just trying to tell bronx that the 2013 yanks are gonna have a real hard time, and if the brothers really want to shred payroll, we they have a decision to make...I hope the days of 200 million contracts to guys over 30 are over, no matter what, it will never end good.
When exactly did I say it was going to be easy? And making a decision on Cano has nothing to do with the Yankees projected win total for 2013. What I said was that the Yankees will never trade Cano as long as they have a chance to win in 2013...and at this point in time they have a reasonable expectation to compete for a playoff spot. If that changes as the months go on, then you can discuss the validity of trading Cano. I never even commented on whether I felt they should re-sign him in the offseason or throw $200M+ at him. I only speculated that they would.
Well in theory, a team would be willing to give up more before the season starts for Cano since it would enable them to get a draft pick after the season. A midseason trade would preclude the team acquiring Cano from receiving compensation when he walks.
I agree that the Yankees would not never trade Cano at this moment. I also would not trade him if I am cashman, unless of course the M's called and offered Taijuan Walker, Zunino, and Hultzen. The public backlash of an obvious rebuilding year would be severe.