Every once in a while there is an MLB rumor that is just so stupid that I’m forced to just shake my head in anger.
Well, the rumor mill was churning this weekend with reports that Robinson Cano is reportedly most interested in playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers once his New York Yankees‘ contract is up this fall. Naturally, this rumor infuriated me as there isn’t a snowball’s chance in hell that Los Angeles doubles down and gives Cano a massive deal this offseason.
For starters, Cano is likely to become the highest paid second baseman in the history of MLB. With 22 home runs and 73 RBI, the Yankees’ second baseman has been productive like usual in 2013. As a career .307 hitter, Cano can provide teams with a power threat while getting on base at a rapid clip. Therefore, he has deserved a contract similar to that of which Josh Hamilton received this offseason.
Getting back to my point, the Dodgers currently have a payroll upwards of $215 million and have no business snagging a 30-year old like Cano for the long term. Besides, LA already addressed its middle infield need by reportedly signing Cuban superstar Alexander Guerrero in July to a seven-year deal worth $32 million.
Obviously, Cano want’s to play for the Dodgers — LA is 18 games over .500 and playing better baseball than anyone in the league! However, the only way for the star second baseman is going to the Dodgers is as a visitor.