Whether you hate the amount of money that athletes make in Major League Baseball today or not, the man that finds himself at number 5 on the Rant Sports MLB top 50 is going to make himself one of the richest of them all this offseason. Yes, Robinson Cano is a free agent as you may have heard; he is great at what he does. Someone of his stature has the unfortunate privilege of basically naming his price because he has proven once again to be the best.
For the season Cano rang up a batting average of .314 with a OPS of .899. Combine that with 27 home runs and 107 RBI and you have the most offensively powerful two bagger in the MLB world. Most figure that the New York Yankees will re-sign him and well they should. Cano can do anything with the bat and a lot of great stuff in the field as well. The only disappointing thing about Cano’s season is that his name hasn’t come up in any MVP talks.
I don’t necessarily believe that Cano should be the MVP of the American League but the previously mentioned stats as well as the 7.3 WAR (wins above replacement) should at least put him in the conversation. Just like anyone that plays for a team that doesn’t make the postseason he would be behind the 8-ball anyway. He might not be in the top five MVP voting but he most certainly deserves the number 5 spot on our top 50.