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How A-Rod has hurt Robinson Cano's contract talks

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09:15 AM ET 06.09 | Alex Rodriguez hurt Robinson Cano's negotiations with the Yankees last week -- but not how you think. Well, yes, it hardly helps Cano's cause to get an extension of eight or more seasons when everyone is reminded yet again what a horror show A-Rod's 10-year deal has become for the Yankees. But what really harmed Cano this week wasn't A-Rod's contract. It was his star power. This was the most interest the Yankees have attracted in weeks, maybe all year, and it all was due to news arising about a player who is not physically with the team. Hasn't been all year. In fact, might never be again. Love him or hate him -- and we know where the majority falls -- Rodriguez draws attention. He is the "Jersey Shore" of humans. No one is proud of watching, yet bizarrely an overwhelming number do. Think of a car crash -- "we shouldn't look, shouldn't look, shouldn't look, oh my gosh, honey, look at that." It reminds me of the movie "Private Parts" when the program director is trying to fire Howard Stern and learns -- to his horror -- the people who hate Stern listen to him an hour more on average a day than those who love him. They wanted to know what he would say next in the way we are disturbingly fascinated by what happens next with Rodriguez -- further descent, revival, more combinations of both.

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Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images
June 9, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Long term contracts usually come back to bite the owners in the butt................




Soon you may see 5 year deals max............

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June 9, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I just lost 30 seconds of my life reading that useless blurb.

* Slips jgb a fin for lost time*

June 9, 2013  09:28 AM ET

His .200 ave vs LH pitching doesn't help much either. Add in his .239 ave last year vs LH pitching and his agents claim that he is better than Rogers Hornsby falls apart.

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June 9, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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you are not only generous....but hansome

TY.........................













Are you hitting on me ??????
















*calls Mecca*

June 9, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Bottom line is NO ONE at 30 should get a 10 year contract.he is a great all around player, but he's THIRTYGrossly overpay him for 5 years....but don't get locked into him for 8+look at the recent track record of mega-mlb contracts for guys starting at 30- has any of them come even remotely close to being 'worth it' ?

^^^^^^^^THIS +7

June 9, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Bottom line is NO ONE at 30 should get a 10 year contract.he is a great all around player, but he's THIRTYGrossly overpay him for 5 years....but don't get locked into him for 8+look at the recent track record of mega-mlb contracts for guys starting at 30- has any of them come even remotely close to being 'worth it' ?

Would you be Ok with 6 years $180M? Because that may be what the Yankees need to pay to keep him.

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June 9, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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yes-he'd be 36 when the deal ends.I can live with 'a' year of wasted $....but when you get to the 3-4 years of waste, that is when you have problems

No way they stay under the luxury cap if that happens. The Steinbrenner boys won't like that.

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June 9, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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they have tried to be fiscally responsible the lat couple yearsbut when push comes to shove- they will spend the $ on a homegrown guy. Also they can adjust the $- say give him 20 the first year, 35 the 2nd & 3rd, 30 for the rest.

I believe the luxury cap number is taken from the total value of the contract divided by the number of years, so they can't back-load the deal to avoid the luxury tax. A 6 year deal for 180M would count as 30M a year against the luxury number, no matter what they actually paid him.

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June 9, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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ahhhh....still- I don't mind that contract.I have no problem with NY spending $ on guys in their prime-but I do have a problem with them giving all those extra years to guys to 'lure' them here (or to keep them here)

The Yankees really have no choice but to pay Cano. He is the only fairly young superstar on that roster. It's not like they have somebody waiting in the wings to take his place. To let him walk because they don't want to pay a luxury tax would be a PR disaster.

June 9, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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His .200 ave vs LH pitching doesn't help much either. Add in his .239 ave last year vs LH pitching and his agents claim that he is better than Rogers Hornsby falls apart.

The Yankees have no business whining abut the contract they gave to A-Rod. Nobody forced them to give him an idiotic contract.

 
June 9, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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ahhhh....still- I don't mind that contract.I have no problem with NY spending $ on guys in their prime-but I do have a problem with them giving all those extra years to guys to 'lure' them here (or to keep them here)

The Yankees have always tried to buy the best team in baseball instead of investing money in their minor league program like the St. Louis Cardinals do.

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