It shouldn’t surprise you to know that the New York Yankees are pretty good again this year. They don’t seem to do things in exactly the same way they did several years ago by buying the biggest names and throwing them together on a team. Now they have a core of players that lead them and at the core of those core of players is Robinson Cano.
Cano doesn’t lead the Yankees in every offensive category and might not even be the best “power” hitter on the team. That isn’t what makes a leader however. Leaders lead the way when clutch hits are needed to win a game or when someone needs to sacrifice their at-bat to help another run score. You name it; Cano does it very well and remains a nice enough guy in the process.
For all the press that loves Derek Jeter, and believe me so do I, I think Cano has stepped up well enough to be considered the current leader of this team. When Jeter is one-hundred percent and back to full normal output then he will probably regain that status in the eyes of most. I personally believe that Cano has permanently stepped into the spot of leader.
There are plenty of very talented hitters on this team for the Yankees. Though they rest just barely behind the Boston Red Sox for now and other teams are supposedly the team to beat this year, somehow the road to the World Series must always travel through Yankees stadium. Cano will be a huge reason that the same is true this season.