It’s difficult to talk about the off-season while the Dodgers are playing so well, but there are reports that Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is no lock to stay in the Bronx.
A free agent after the season, Cano will command an insane contract that the Dodgers could pay, but he’s 30-years-old and could be on the decline.
However, with all the turmoil going on with the Yankees this season, Alex Rodriguez is reportedly telling Cano to sign elsewhere according to the New York Daily News:
A-Rod allegedly has been spreading the word behind the scenes that his teammate Robinson Canoshould have second thoughts about re-signing with the Yanks, baseball insiders tell Confidenti@l. Sources say Rodriguez has been chattering off the field about how his teammate might want to try on a new uniform next year.
Teams like the Dodgers, Cubs and even the Mets will be in the running for his services, unless Alexander Guerrero signs with the Dodgers, thus taking them out of the bidding.
Seemingly unhappy with how the season has turned, Cano has only five home runs in July and August as the Yankees have fallen on hard times and are five games out of a playoff spot.
Despite his second half struggles, Cano still sports an impressive .297 average with 22 home runs and 74 RBIs as he’s the premiere second baseman in baseball. While signing Cano might be the piece to complete the All-Star team, the Dodgers will still need to sign Clayton Kershaw and Hanley Ramirez to contract extensions.
The Dodgers owners have been aggressive since taking over and with the uncertainty hanging over the Bronx, Cano could find his way relocating to the west coast.
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