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Tigers GM shoots down Robinson Cano rumors

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10:48 AM ET 11.23 | Rumors flew on Twitter that Robinson Cano, likely the highest-priced free agent on the market this offseason, was in Detroit on Friday. But it seems extremely improbable that the Detroit Tigers would seriously consider signing Cano to a massive long-term deal just days after getting out of a long-term deal with first baseman Prince Fielder, especially since they traded Fielder for a second baseman. General manager Dave Dombrowski got to the point when asked Friday evening whether Cano potentially could be a fit for the Tigers. "We plan on having Ian Kinsler as our second baseman this year," Dombrowski told MLive via email.

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November 23, 2013  10:52 AM ET

They just picked up a quality second baseman in Kinsler. Why would anyone think they're in the market for Cano?

November 23, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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They just picked up a quality second baseman in Kinsler. Why would anyone think they're in the market for Cano?

Because Jay-Z pays reporters just as well as Boras does.

November 23, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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Because Jay-Z pays reporters just as well as Boras does.

Jon Heyman writes for MLive?

November 23, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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Smart move. A baseball GM/Team with common sense.

Yes and no. Was not he the one who gave out that contract to Fielder to begin with? If so, then he is just correcting a mistake.

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November 23, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Texas or New York!

November 23, 2013  12:28 PM ET
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Smart move. A baseball GM/Team with common sense.

now the cano's albastros 300 millions ten years its down to two teams,,,,,,,,,
the yankees and the rangers,but who is willing to pay Cano the biggest contract?
yankees stated they are willing to pay him 200.00 millions 8 years/and rangers had offered Cano's agent 200.00 millions ten years,,,,

November 23, 2013  12:30 PM ET

i can't see anybody else or WHO could go crazy about Cano's services as their 2nd basemen,,,,

November 23, 2013  12:32 PM ET
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i can't see anybody else or WHO could go crazy about Cano's services as their 2nd basemen,,,,

rangers could trade a AAA pitcher prospect to the halos for AYBAR,now that would make sense,,,

November 23, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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Because Jay-Z pays reporters just as well as Boras does.

boras and his friend jay-Z will have to wait untill the last week of march or the first week of april,
but what its going to be????

November 23, 2013  01:02 PM ET

Cano should take the yankees offer,after all who cares if he wins or plays worse than in the past years?
one's the team sign him up,there is no need to improve or prove any team he still has the love for the game,,,

November 23, 2013  02:57 PM ET
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Smart move. A baseball GM/Team with common sense.

There aren't very many.

November 23, 2013  03:55 PM ET
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Because Jay-Z pays reporters just as well as Boras does.

Exactly!

November 23, 2013  10:46 PM ET

I can't see this coming to fruition.

November 24, 2013  09:46 AM ET

I can't see any team willing to sign cano for any more than 5 or 6 years including the Yankees. They are finally just about clear of A-Rod's contract which I am sure the Yankees regretted. I don't think the Yankees want to make that mistake again. Texas traded kinsler I would imagine to make a spot for Profar. No need for Cano and his big contract.

November 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET

When Borass' product is over priced, teams will shop somewhere else. Whether by trade or lower priced free agents.

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November 24, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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If by "just about clear" you mean "60% through," you're absolutely right. Rodriguez has four more years on his contract.

In fairness, he's only owed $86MM in salary for those four years, plus up to another $30MM in marketing bonuses. That's practically in the clear...

 
November 24, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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In fairness, he's only owed $86MM in salary for those four years, plus up to another $30MM in marketing bonuses. That's practically in the clear...

Let's not forget to factor in inflation.

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