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07:22 AM ET 10.22 | The Alexander Guerrero sweepstakes may very well have taken the Dodgers out of the Robinson Cano sweepstakes, but that doesn't mean he's out of options -- clearly. Cano, the top free agent on the market, could possibly draw interest to varying degrees from about 10 outside teams, including the Rangers, Tigers, Cubs, Mariners, Blue Jays, Orioles, White Sox, Nationals, Angels and Giants, in addition to the Yankees. Now, obviously, some of these teams seem less likely than others. But that's a pretty fair list of teams that have the resources and could potentially make the room. In the case of many of these teams, there's a reason or two Cano may not be a perfect fit (mostly, it's the money). But with a player of this stature, teams have been known to make room.

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October 22, 2013  08:06 AM ET
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Wow. Think Cano's career would plummet if he signed with the Angels?Recent history...

I'd keep your day job.

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October 22, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Bull... the Rangers aren't in play for Cano. This is agent-talk.

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October 22, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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Yeah no one thought they were in for A-Rod, either...

True... but Tom Hicks sold the team.

I PROMISE you Danny - Cano is only coming to Texas in a road uniform. And on a team bus.

October 22, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Glad to see the Cards and Rays - NOWHERE on that list.....

October 22, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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True... but Tom Hicks sold the team. I PROMISE you Danny - Cano is only coming to Texas in a road uniform. And on a team bus.

That or he'll be rode out on a rail..... ;-)

October 22, 2013  08:28 AM ET

...working in a nursing home is depressing....cano can do much better elsewhere....and in 5-6 more years, when almost ready to hang it up....then he can become a yank-er.....

October 22, 2013  08:29 AM ET
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That or he'll be rode out on a rail..... ;-)

For those of us old enough to understand this colloquialism......

October 22, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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...working in a nursing home is depressing....cano can do much better elsewhere....and in 5-6 more years, when almost ready to hang it up....then he can become a yank-er.....

This one is actually a little bit funny...... who are you really???????

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October 22, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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It is inconceivable to me that some team would give this guy likely 175 +mil...at minimum...When he's past 30, he's been mediocre in the post season and who's already peaked as far as production He has been pretty healthy, he is the best offensive player at his position and he plays a nice 2b, but the bad (or coming bad) far outweight his production.These aren't arod/pujols #s from a few years backHe's .300, 30, 100Very solid.....but not 300 mil

The key to your comment - he is the best offensive threat in a traditionally defensive position up the middle. And he's better than just a "nice" 2b defensively. In the MLB economics today - he'll probably get 30 mil a year.... it's the length of contract that will separate the wheat from the chaff in this auction.

October 22, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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The key to your comment - he is the best offensive threat in a traditionally defensive position up the middle. And he's better than just a "nice" 2b defensively. In the MLB economics today - he'll probably get 30 mil a year.... it's the length of contract that will separate the wheat from the chaff in this auction.

The chaff being the one who signs for him the longest....... ;-)

October 22, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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The key to your comment - he is the best offensive threat in a traditionally defensive position up the middle. And he's better than just a "nice" 2b defensively. In the MLB economics today - he'll probably get 30 mil a year.... it's the length of contract that will separate the wheat from the chaff in this auction.

A-Rod was also at a defensive position.

By the way Cano only averages 24 HR's - not 30. He's had one year over 30. This all depends on how long Cano and Jay-Z will hold out for the long term contract. I don't believe they will get anything longer than 7 years. That definsive premium tends to disappear as the player ages and becomes a liability at their position.

October 22, 2013  08:50 AM ET

That's quite an in"VEST"ment on Hot Clicks today.......

October 22, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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A-Rod was also at a defensive position. By the way Cano only averages 24 HR's - not 30. He's had one year over 30. This all depends on how long Cano and Jay-Z will hold out for the long term contract. I don't believe they will get anything longer than 7 years. That definsive premium tends to disappear as the player ages and becomes a liability at their position.

I think anything over 5 years is risky. BUT - in his favor - no injuries at this point in his career.....

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October 22, 2013  09:04 AM ET

IMO, the Giants would be a nice fit. They need to keep pace with the Dodgers, and with Zito and Lincecum coming off the books, they have the money to spend.

 
October 22, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Glad to see the Cards and Rays - NOWHERE on that list.....

The Rays are never on any free agent's list! You speak from the heart but not the head.

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