International Links: Marmol, Cano, Jeter, Ruiz

Baseball was an afterthought on most international sports pages this morning, due to FBC Barcelona's 5-0 humiliation of Real Madrid, but links in Spanish still abound…

  • Carlos Marmol confirmed that he and the Cubs are in discussions about a long-term extension, talking to Hoy's Dionisio Soldevila. "There still isn't anything, but we're talking," Marmol said. "I would like to sign something long and stay with the team."
  • Derek Jeter's double-play partner Robinson Cano thinks the shortstop "would retire before he would go to another team," Cano told Soldevila on his Dominican talk show La Semana Deportiva.
  • The Rays released Cuban first baseman Jose Julio Ruiz in mid-November, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. After a long and complicated courtship, the team signed Ruiz to a minor-league deal last June and had until November 15 to offer him a $4MM major league contract. He showed little of his reputed power over the summer in brief stints with Double-A Montgomery and in the Arizona Fall League. Less than a year ago, Ruiz seemed like the most promising Cuban power hitter since Kendry Morales, drawing interest from numerous teams and being rumored as a possible successor to David Ortiz in Boston.


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12 Comments on "International Links: Marmol, Cano, Jeter, Ruiz"


Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Robbie.. brother. You should never assume.. Its make an ass out of U and Me. Sorry I had too

55saveslives
4 years 9 months ago

Sorry Cano…

I know you are standing up for your teammate, but we know its all about the $$$$. Another team offers 4 yr 100, Jeter bails!!

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Who the hell would do that?

55saveslives
4 years 9 months ago

Not saying anyone would….Just saying, Jeter will follow the $$ like all professional athletes do.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 9 months ago

Depends if a team suddenly hires Bill Bavarsi to be their GM.

4 years 9 months ago

Maybe Cano should keep his mouth shut, what is he gonna be like A-rod now and say Jeter doesn’t deserve that kind of money.

Guest
4 years 9 months ago

Arod said that?! Bahaha.

yg49
4 years 9 months ago

That would be pretty stupid if he were to say that, because the Yanks overpaying Jeter is leverage for Cano who will be in his prime when he hits FA.

nzmrmn
4 years 9 months ago

It’s not like the Steinbrenners haven’t burned bridges with all time Yankee greats before. Jackson, Berra, Martin, etc.

:popcorn:

4 years 9 months ago

Again, if Jeter is “Mr Yankee” and “captain jeter of the extraoridnary league of intangibles” and “mr yankee” and blah blah blah, he would take 3 years at $45 million to play for them.

Money (of which he’s made plenty in his career, and needs none of) is the motivating factor for him.

jammin502
4 years 9 months ago

Sadly, the actual money really means nothing to MLB star players. The thing that matters is status. You don’t want to be making $15 million per year when someone you think is beneath you is making $16 million. If they just didn’t publish what other players made, maybe the salaries wouldn’t be so ridiculous and families would still be able to afford to go to games.

4 years 9 months ago

Big Papi once said “Pedro aint goin to no mets”…. behold days later… pedro had a mets jersey on… funny how baseball works…

so beware robbie! if jeet wants to play in 2011, hes going to play.