AL East Links: Cano, Farrell, Blue Jays, Ibanez

On this date back in 2000, the Blue Jays gave Carlos Delgado the richest contract in baseball history in terms of average annual value, a four-year pact worth $17MM per year. Delgado hit .282/.405/.555 with 146 homers during the life of the deal. Here's the latest from his former division, the AL East…


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58 Comments on "AL East Links: Cano, Farrell, Blue Jays, Ibanez"


johnsmith4
2 years 10 months ago

Omar Vizquel did let it be known he will be looking for a Manager’s job after this season. I suspect Vizquel believed there was going to be an opening in Toronto after this season. Somehow, I get the feeling John Farrell also shared my suspicion. John Farrell comes off as the girl who likes to keep multiple boyfriends and fends off any potential competitors.

thefridge99
2 years 10 months ago

I just think he realized Vizquel kind of sucks now.

johnsmith4
2 years 10 months ago

LOL that just might be it.

rikersbeard
2 years 10 months ago

Or he just felt like Vizquel was a waste of a spot on his bench.

ice_hawk10
2 years 10 months ago

jays already have some potential managers in their organization in fasano, redmond, and butterfield. i doubt they’d consider vizquel given his whining about playing time, self-serving criticism of the coaching staff, and his utter failure as a veteran presence in the clubhouse this year, which was the only reason he was on the team in the first place. plus there are some nice external managing candidates as well.

Jwick22
2 years 10 months ago

Just cant see a team giving cano ten years. Maybe if the final three years are discounted but usually doesnt work that way

ARod's Ring
2 years 10 months ago

As a Yankees fan….Buh bye Cano!

YanksOnTop
2 years 10 months ago

Im with you on that one. Cano is a great lazy player. But Im not giving him 10 yrs.
Nice knowing Ya dude.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

I agree, trade him now for a prospect

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

agreed, and im a yankees fan too. I really have a feeling he could be a dodger after next season. They have a big weakness at 2nd, and are willing to spend money.

2 years 10 months ago

That’s what the Yankees need to do sign a guy for eight years after his peak years! Hell even if the guy was MVP that’s a stupid idea.

Scott Lyddon
2 years 10 months ago

Good luck Cano on that 10yr deal. He’s already entering his decline phase.

$22264602
2 years 10 months ago

Lol Best season of his career last year, and he’s declining. Makes sense.

vtadave
2 years 10 months ago

You have to understand things from a Yankee fan perspective. What Cano did/didn’t do in the playoffs cancels out his great regular season.

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

lol. Yankees don’t even make it to the postseason without him this year. There is no cancelling out.
-Yankees Fan

JacobyWanKenobi
2 years 10 months ago

That seems like Ibanez is leaning towards.

Cano is 30 in 2 days, maybe NY can get him on a 6 Year deal, which would get him through his prime year, and it’d work for Cano that he may get one more nice contract in his career. I’m the farthest thing from an expert though.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
2 years 10 months ago

its what the Yankees will want, but Cano will not take less than 8 years. Its the going rate for top flight talent.

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

Unless he really wants to stay in NY that is bad for him. 6 year deal would put him at 37 when he is a free agent. By that time most middle infielders are really wearing down. If he wants the money, he is best off chasing 8-10 years now.

2 years 10 months ago

I would trade Cano and try to get like a couple guys like Mike trout and another good guy and I will do the same thing with Granderson

lakersdodgersyankees4life
2 years 10 months ago

ahahahahahhahaha Mike Trout is worth more than Cano, and he costs 500K, not 15M

baseballfan92
2 years 10 months ago

What a great idea.

Cano for Trout and Weaver

Grandy for Posey and Bumgarner

Arod for Stanton and Johnson

Why doesn’t Cashman think of these trades? They would really improve the team.

Ed Duffy
2 years 10 months ago

You are a dreamer..lol…ARod brings nothing, Cano is a free agent to be and Granderson isn’t worth Posey alone

MB923
2 years 10 months ago

Clearly you did not understand his sarcasm

Jwick22
2 years 10 months ago

They would have to give arod away plus pay his salary. Posey is better than grandy. cano can net the yanks prospects but nothing near trout and weaver

hardcoreforhardcore
2 years 10 months ago

How do you not understand blatant sarcasm?

basemonkey
2 years 10 months ago

Yes. That’s sarcasm. Ha.

vtadave
2 years 10 months ago

Granderson hit more home runs than Posey and he’s a Yankee. Hence, he’s better than Posey.

NickinIthaca
2 years 10 months ago

I hate to break it to you, but Cano wouldn’t get you one guy like Mike Trout…

$22264602
2 years 10 months ago

The Yankee fans might have drank them selves silly after getting sweeped. Poor guys.

basemonkey
2 years 10 months ago

You should get outside and enjoy the world. Listening to so much Yankee radio is distorting your mind.

Bob Bunker
2 years 10 months ago

First the Red Sox should resign Ortiz and Ross. Then they should look at Anibel Sanchez and Dan Haren if his options isn’t picked up. Stay away from Peavy, Grienke, and Dempster. Then they should try to trade for a middle of the order bat who hits from the right(Justin Upton) and sign or trade for a solid 1B(maybe Morales,Morneua,Laroche,Mauer). Ellsbury, Pedroia, Ortiz, Upton, Middlebrooks, a 1B from the above mentioned, Ross, Salty/Larwanway, Igleasias with Kalish, Ciriaco, Aviles, and Gomez on the bench would be a solid lineup. Then Haren/Sanchez, Lester, Clay, Doubront, Lackey would be a decent rotation and the pen is alreaady solid. They payroll would have to go back up to 100 million but wouldn’t be near 150 million with that team giving them flexibility for upcoming free agents and trade targets.

Tko11
Tko11
2 years 10 months ago

I dont think either Haren or Sanchez is a number 1 pitcher anymore.

Bob Bunker
2 years 10 months ago

I think this year neither were and I doubt Sanchez would become one. Haren may bounce back but I agree its doubtful. But there is no number 1 pitcher available. Haren and Sanchez however will give you a solid 200 plus innings and keep you in the games they start which is what the sox need. Plus Sanchez won’t be linked to a draft pick and Haren might not be either.

Tko11
Tko11
2 years 10 months ago

True all about the $$ then.

Ed Duffy
2 years 10 months ago

Pretty much agree but I do like Peavy if you can get him on only a one or two year deal..I think they need to get more righthanded, meaning 1B and LF. I also wouldn’t be suprised to see Lester or Buch traded to fill those holes

chowdah219
2 years 10 months ago

I would be very surprised to see them trade one of those guys for a 1b and LF as both spots shouldnt be too hard to fill.

2 years 10 months ago

Cano is looking like ten years and 200 mil so this is the same problem with A-ROD I will not do the same mistake

slider32
2 years 10 months ago

I would pick up his option and trade him to Washington for Espinosa and Rendon.

MetsMagic
2 years 10 months ago

I would make a lot of trades in this world where the other team doesn’t have to accept it. Shoot, forget that package and just trade him for Strasburg and Harper.

$22264602
2 years 10 months ago

Trade him to the Jays then? You could undo your mistake with that move!

jondogg2010
2 years 10 months ago

Ryan Flaherty would thrive in an every day role. I went to hs with him, he’s a great player and a great dude. I do think his versatility hinders him getting an everyday spot at one position though, but they should at least open the season with him.

2 years 10 months ago

I don’t want Cano on the Yankees for 10 years. He could be so much better of a player but he just seems lazy. And I hate that he doesn’t hustle. The Yankees don’t need that.

MetsMagic
2 years 10 months ago

Cano’s lack of heart and hustle is truly keeping him from reaching his potential. He may be comparable to Ryne Sandberg with his numbers, but make no mistake: he’s no Nick Punto.

slider32
2 years 10 months ago

The smart thing for the Yanks would be to pick up his option and trade him

MB923
2 years 10 months ago

I hope that’s what they planned to with Granderson

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

but both cases will hurt the team next year. I wouldn’t mind either trade if the return was big enough. I doubt they trade cano, but I think nunez would be fine there.

MB923
2 years 10 months ago

No way they are trading Cano. Maybe Nunez works better in the OF than in the IF

Bob Bunker
2 years 10 months ago

As for Cano, teams need to stop giving so many years. Look at the A-Rod deal. If teams would stop giving ten years of GUARANTEED money then the game would be much better off. Now maybe instead of length average yearly salary has to go up more. Well thats fine because team revnue is going up as well. But ten year deals do not work at well unless for a player under 27.

vtadave
2 years 10 months ago

Makes you wonder what Bryce Harper’s contract is going to look like here in a few years.

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

Cano is more in demand because he plays 2B.

Alladur7
2 years 10 months ago

Makes you wonder what Mike Trout’s contract is going to look like here in a few years. FTFY

MB923
2 years 10 months ago

I think Trout will always be an Angel. They have Plenty of money.

JacobyWanKenobi
2 years 10 months ago

What the Yankees are going through with A-Rod now has me wondering if they’ll learn from it with Cano.

Vmmercan
2 years 10 months ago

Seems like a pipe dream, but after Dodgers-Red Sox, why not?

I wonder if the Yankees can involve Granderson, Cano and A-Rod in something. Maybe move Granderson in a straight up trade for prospects (like a top third baseman) and then move Cano in a deal with A-Rod where the Yankees might eat 50 million or so. I feel like MLB wouldn’t allow it with the money changing hands, but the Yankees can get three or four top prospects between the two deals and save half of A-Rod’s contract. I would gladly accept that situation and rebuilding for a year if it meant refilling the system with MLB ready talent and getting younger (no Swisher, Martin, Granderson, Cano or A-Rod)

Tko11
Tko11
2 years 10 months ago

The cost of Trout alone makes him more valuable than Cano for the next couple of years.

Slopeboy
2 years 10 months ago

Understand your thinking, but Trout is not going to disappear anytime soon. He may follow the way of Jason Heyward or Freddie Freeman, with a slight fall off, but he’s the goods!

basemonkey
2 years 10 months ago

True. Though not a lot of them feature speed as a centerpiece of their skills like Trout does. Just like speed helped Ichiro stay so consistently good at AVG and OBP for so many years in his prime, speed rarely slumps. The power? The AVG and OBP? It’s possible they degrade. The defense and speed probably won’t though.

vtadave
2 years 10 months ago

Trout’s talent and salary make him worth more than any player in the game right now. There isn’t a player on any roster that would be untouchable in a hypothetical (impossible) Trout deal.