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Cano chooses Boras as agent

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07:18 AM ET 02.05 | Scott Boras lost one Yankees superstar from his stable last year when Alex Rodriguez parted ways with the agent, but he added a new one yesterday in Robinson Cano. Cano previously had been represented by Bobby Barad. The Yankees second baseman is under contract through 2013, but the 28-year-old is sure to land a huge deal when he becomes a free agent.

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February 5, 2011  07:29 AM ET

man, this guy can hit....that smooth, sweet swing reminds me of Rod Carew.

February 5, 2011  07:39 AM ET

Cha-Ching!!! Cough it up, Yanks.

February 5, 2011  07:41 AM ET

Cano is locked up for the next two seasons after this one anyway and by then he can change agents if he choses. Regardless of who his agent is, if he continues at this pace the Yankees will be looking at another player they'll be paying 20 million a season to as his last option year he'll be making 14.

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February 5, 2011  08:15 AM ET

He just keeps locking up the hottest player of the moment. Cano was wooed by all the dollar signs

February 5, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He just keeps locking up the hottest player of the moment. Cano was wooed by all the dollar signs

Unlike some of Bora's other clients like Manny and Damon, teams are really going to want Cano which will drive the price up.

February 5, 2011  09:21 AM ET

If the Yanks are smart, they should begin making plans now for a new 2B in 2014 so they are not handcuffed by Boras' ridiculous demands.

February 5, 2011  09:22 AM ET

My opinion of Cano also dropped a notch. I'm sure Cano is deeply concerned.

February 5, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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My opinion of Cano also dropped a notch. I'm sure Cano is deeply concerned.

Why? His job is to get paid as much as possible and Boras is his best chance to do it. He's smarter than I gave him credit for.

February 5, 2011  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

man, this guy can hit....that smooth, sweet swing reminds me of Rod Carew.

And arguably the best defensive second baseman in the game. He is definitely in the conversation.

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February 5, 2011  10:51 AM ET
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Agents are overrated. Some really have the juice, such as Boras, but it also turns off teams. Cano knows he is worth a lot. Why not negotiate a deal himself, and pocket the agent's 10 percent or so commission? How much money do these guys need? I mean, if you sign a deal for $160 million for 7 years, whereas an agent might have plied $168 million out of a team, is there really a huge difference? Can't you get by on the $160 large?

I'm sure the average player doesn't understand contract language. Also most players want to concentrate on baseball and not on contract negociations. Agents are just neccessary evils.

February 5, 2011  10:54 AM ET
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I'm sure the average player doesn't understand contract language. Also most players want to concentrate on baseball and not on contract negociations. Agents are just neccessary evils.

Half of the players in the league don't understand the English language, let alone contracts. Who knows what draconian terms an owner might slip into a contract?

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February 5, 2011  11:11 AM ET
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(cough cough) Chase Utley (cough cough)

Some cough medicine should clear that right up or bourbon.

February 5, 2011  11:14 AM ET
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Half of the players in the league don't understand the English language, let alone contracts. Who knows what draconian terms an owner might slip into a contract?

A good point.

February 5, 2011  11:23 AM ET

<< Cano previously had been represented by Bobby Barad.>>

Apparently, Cano is working his way down the agents phone book.

February 5, 2011  11:45 AM ET

Scott Boras is the baseball anti-christ.

February 5, 2011  11:50 AM ET
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(cough cough) Chase Utley (cough cough)I do think Cano's ri his heels though........it will be interesting to see if Utley can get over his recent injuries and take his spot back as king of the hill at second.........

There is the only other one in the argument. The thing is Cano has not hit his peak yet, what I think.

 
February 5, 2011  11:52 AM ET
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Scott Boras is the baseball anti-christ.

What does that make the owners? His disciples? Boras never gave a player a nickel yet.

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