The Dodgers spending ways have put them in the conversation for almost every high priced free agent and that doesn’t seem to be changing as Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano will hit the market over the winter.
Cano has long been seen as a lock to re-sign in New York, but a tumultuous season with several injuries and patchwork lineups has given the possibility that the 30-year-old second baseman could be looking to sign with a new team.
Talking to ESPNNewYork.com Via ESPN.com, Yankees president Randy Levine had some interesting comments about Cano:
Hopefully he’s a Yankee. Nobody is a re-sign at all costs, but we want him back and we feel good about negotiating something with him. But nobody is a re-sign at any cost.
If Cano isn’t going to re-sign with the Yankees, the Dodgers were always thought to be the second destination with their deep pockets and hole at second base after the season. However, with the impending singing of Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, Cano might have to look elsewhere.
Other teams that could be interested in Cano could be the New York Mets or the Detroit Tigers along with the Dodgers and Yankees. If the Dodgers do have a change of heart and want to sign Cano, Guerrero could shift over to third base, which would give them one of the best infields in baseball.
It’s evident that Cano isn’t a lock to re-sign in New York and if there’s a better offer out there, say from the Dodgers or another team, he might leave the Yankees empty-handed.
In case you missed it, be sure to find out more about the Alexander Guerrero impending deal!