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Dodgers, with $6B to spend, could add Cano

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07:17 AM ET 06.14 | Soon, there will be even more money to spend. The Los Angeles Dodgers would retain more than $6 billion from their new television contract under a tentative agreement with Major League Baseball, according to two people familiar with the agreement. ... The Dodgers would like to sign ace Clayton Kershaw to a long-term contract extension, and the expected price tag could be at least $200 million. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, the best player among potential free agents this fall, might also command a $200-million contract. Boehly declined to comment on specific players. However, when asked whether the Dodgers could afford to take on two players with $200-million contracts if the baseball operations department recommended it, he answered, "Yes."

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June 14, 2013  07:19 AM ET

Say it ain't so, Cano..............

June 14, 2013  07:38 AM ET

If Cano went to LA I would be a tad surprised but anything could happen once a team starts waving some money in front of a player's eyes. And, I hate to say it, but right now the Doggers could arguably present the case to Cano, assuming they sign Kershaw long term, that he would be the final piece piece they need to take them to a world championship.

June 14, 2013  07:48 AM ET

Trying to buy a championship.

Will these teams never learn?

June 14, 2013  07:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Trying to buy a championship.Will these teams never learn?

nope. At any given time, some owner, somewhere, will assume this time he knows just what it takes to buy the right pieces, at just the right time, to make a run for the "world champeenship".

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June 14, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Good. The Yanks don't need to give a 31 year old, lazy PED user a 6-8 year contract. They have enough bad contracts as it is.

June 14, 2013  08:30 AM ET

.....cards=model franchise........dodgers....not so much...

June 14, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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It would be great to see the Yanks get hit with that approach, see what it's like for a change.

I agree, they already have enough lazy PED users under contract:)

June 14, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Dodgers--the new Yankees--steal one from the former spendthrifts!!
There is a God, and there is justice (payback)!

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June 14, 2013  08:57 AM ET

And the Dodgers will ultimately learn that letting the Agents get into their heads will ultimately give them big headaches!

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June 14, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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he certainly doesn't run out all ground outs....I wouldn't say that's 'lazy'....more spoiled brat(semantics)My objection to a mega long term contract is his mediocrity in the post season. He has been VERY pedestrian when we need him the most, so although he's the best 2b man in the league- and he's a steady 300, 30, 100..... there is no reason to pay him til he's 40, I wouldn't pay him past 37-38I would grossly overpay him though for 5 years, but no more long term deals for guys that extend pasy the mid 30's....haven't we learned

He hit .232 last year vs LH pitching and is hitting .200 this year vs LH.

There is a limit to his value unless money is really no object.

June 14, 2013  09:57 AM ET

funny how all of you Yankee haters forget that the great majority of those mega-earners came up through their farm system, except A-Rod. The foundation for the Yankee Dynasty were all home grown guys who earned their keep. I know it's hard to look at a team that isn't your hometown team with an objective eye, but if you were a real sports fan and not a boo-hoo my team didn't win cry baby, perhaps you would all realize that.

June 14, 2013  09:59 AM ET

that being said, Cano doesn't deserve that kind of money. He can't carry a team. And what's the Dodger's record since they bought out all those Red Sox players? Yeah...

June 14, 2013  10:08 AM ET

I would try to find me two $15 million everyday players before I would ever give one guy $30 million.

June 14, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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I would try to find me two $15 million everyday players before I would ever give one guy $30 million.

I don't know. Those last couple of mega-deals (Pujols and Hamilton) have both worked out so well. I can see why teams would be tempted.

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June 14, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

funny how all of you Yankee haters forget that the great majority of those mega-earners came up through their farm system, except A-Rod. The foundation for the Yankee Dynasty were all home grown guys who earned their keep. I know it's hard to look at a team that isn't your hometown team with an objective eye, but if you were a real sports fan and not a boo-hoo my team didn't win cry baby, perhaps you would all realize that.

Who do you consider mega-earners? I think Teixeira and Sabathia might qualify as mega-earners. The top 3 highest paid players on the Yankees are not home grown.

 
June 14, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I would try to find me two $15 million everyday players before I would ever give one guy $30 million.

As Spock would say "It's only logical".

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