The Padres are likely to request that second baseman Robinson Canó accept an optional assignment to Triple-A El Paso, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Heyman suggests the eight-time All-Star would refuse to go to the minor leagues, as is his right as a player with five-plus years of MLB service time.
If San Diego follows through with removing Canó from the active roster, he’d have the right to elect free agency. That seems to be the likeliest outcome, which would end his time in San Diego after just 11 games. Robert Murray of FanSided first tweeted there was “growing chatter” that Canó’s time in the organization could be coming to a close.
The Friars just signed Canó to a big league deal last month, finalizing agreement on May 13. That came on the heels of the Mets designating the five-time Silver Slugger winner for assignment and releasing him, one year removed from a 162-game PED suspension. In so doing, New York ate the approximate $37.6MM remaining in guaranteed commitments on his contract through 2023. The Padres, pressed right against the base competitive balance tax threshold and looking for affordable offensive help, rolled the dice on Canó for just the prorated portion of the $700K league minimum salary.
Canó had started awfully with the Mets, hitting .195/.233/.268 through 12 games. That came with a massive spike in strikeouts and ground-balls relative to his earlier work, and he saw a significant drop in his free passes. San Diego chalked that up to the minuscule sample and hoped Canó would rediscover better form at the plate, but that hasn’t happened in the past couple weeks.
Through 33 plate appearances, the lefty-swinger is hitting just .094/.121/.094. He’s drawn one walk against ten strikeouts and has yet to tally an extra-base hit. The alarming strikeout, grounder and walk numbers have all gotten worse relative to his early-season numbers with the Mets. It seems the continuation of those struggles will lead the Padres to make a quick trigger in letting Canó go not long after bringing him aboard.
At 30-20, the Friars are 3 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. They’re firmly in Wild Card position at the moment and surely have their sights set on taking the division, so they can ill afford to continue devoting Canó at-bats while he’s struggling to this extent. With no way to send him to the minors without his consent, they’re reportedly willing to watch him depart the organization entirely.
Canó has seen occasional starts at second base, freeing up Jake Cronenworth to bounce around the diamond a bit more. If the Friars indeed grant Canó his release, Cronenworth would likely head back to the keystone on a more or less everyday basis. Eric Hosmer, Ha-Seong Kim, and Manny Machado make up the remainder of the typical starting infield. The team is hoping star shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. can make his return either later this month or in early July.
Meanwhile, the 39-year-old Canó would head back to the open market and explore other options. The Mets will continue to pay all of his salary (minus the league minimum for any time he spends on another MLB roster), so there’d be no financial risk for a team in adding him. The bigger question is whether he’s still capable of performing well enough to warrant an active roster spot.
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Oh the hell you say! Some softball team will pick up his option. Hail to the walking medicine cabinet!
White Sox, yeah Baby!!!
His career over, especially if he won’t accept a minor league assignment
I mean, he could sign the Pirates who are a Minor League team….
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They just swept the Dodgers!..or are about too…bad base running to blame. Stingy trying to stretch out singles. Freddy still smells like burnt toast that slide into second last night?? like what are you doin? Lux at home tonight was bad..several players thrown out at 2b 3b and Home in the series.
And this has been your daily LAD baserunning report-back to the studio!
Funny stuff. Doubt Cano would be good enough to play in the Pirates minor league system these days, but do blather on. Maybe you can throw in a “yinz” or “steel city” reference while you’re at it
He made it longer than I expected.
The dude is nothing without PED;s at his age.
I’m stunned this experiment didn’t work out.
Yes. This. Is. Shocking. News.
How does Preller keep his job w/moves like these?
He has an underperforming offense and lacks LH hitters. He rolled the dice on Cano. Nothing. Cutting his losses after a few weeks.
I would say fairly easy considering his team is 10 games over .500 in a competitive division. A flier on an older player for minimum salary isn’t what gets you fired it’s the big contracts that do that.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. The Padres ALWAYS fold in the second half of the season.
Was a risk worth taking, no harm in it. Couple guys coming off the 60 day. He was gone when Tatis returns.
Hes banging the boss…or whatever.
It cost the Padres like $48k. Hardly any money in today’s baseball.
Good. I hope Wil Myers follows him.
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You signed him, live with him
He was good for a minute there
We need someone that is better to replace him before we can move on. The market seems thin for outfielders that can hit
My grandmother is better than Myers and she has been dead for a decade now.
At least that contract is coming to an end.
The grandmothers? Her contract ended a decade ago.
So she can’t get around on the fastball anymore?
As a cardinals fan….I can only assume Mo is cooking up a sweet deal. Cards send a high upside, multi-tool outfielder for a box of golden grahams and a few minor league relievers that will be released in 3 months….bottom line cards to the rescue.
Cano to the Phillies is gonna be funny
Why not make the defense worse? their defense is similar to a beer league softball team. already.
Do it Phillies!!
Yes, I’m all for seeing Cano with the Phillies. Phillies should ask for Jorge Alfaro back or for Gary Sanchez, then move JT to SS, then we’ll be talking some good defensive fun.
Gary Sanchez is with Minnesota. How does he figure in your scenario?
He is just mentioning bad defensive players to give the Phils the worst defense possible.
They will add Bogaerts to play SS exclusively on a 5 year deal this off season.
Actually, I think Segura to the Padres happens if Segura is healthy at the trading deadline.
Hmmmm, interesting. The Padres won’t need another infielder, especially with Tatis coming back. I suppose Segura could help the team, maybe pushing Hosmer to more time at DH, or the bench. If SD trades for Segura, I think that would really mean that Tatis has to play the outfield, which I think would solve a lot of problems.
Segura is out until August with a fractured finger — and this is the walk year of his contract. The Padres might not be inclined to pick him up at the trade deadline even if the Phillies go into a fire sale.
It’s over. He should quietly retire. He ain’t gonna make the HOF, he ain’t ever going to be a valuable player ever again. At his age, even if he took PED’s they’d only take him from a worthless roster spot of a negative WAR player to a barely neutral value of a player. He was already on the decline even with PED’s, it seems. Without them and another few years later- he should just call it a career, take what money he made and still has left and make it last, invest it safely, just sit quietly and be a quasi-anonymous rich guy who got to retire early.
I know it’s an inauspicious ending to his career, but his deal in Seattle was always going to be a quiet failure- Seattle didn’t have the pieces to contend and it would’ve been an expensive albatross even if he’d been good the old fashioned, au natural way. Now that he’s been caught and suspended for PED’s multiple times, his legacy is completely tainted. He’ll never reform his image in the game and if he makes a miraculous come back everybody will assume it’s PED’s, even if by some miracle it isn’t PED’s.
It’s over. Let it end. Retire. Move on. Enjoy your money. Stop trying to play professional baseball. Let the game separate from your controversial image. You’re an embarrassment for yourself and to the game at this point. It’s just awkward now.
Agree with all your points about his career, HOF expectations etc, except the retire point…..
He did the PEDS to expressly make bank…..In no way shape or form will he retire and leave @38 million on table….NOR would any of us TBH…
as long he doesn’t actually file paperwork, retirement wouldn’t be official, even if he says so, and as such, wouldn’t be out the 38 million dollars.
of course, if he keeps trying to play, means he’s subjected to even more drug tests, and next fail is strike 3, lifetime ban (2 year minimum, so would wipe out rest of deal).
if he’s smart (big if, all things considered), time to just go back home and count his millions.
Speaking of testing, Does anyone know what the rules are for a player under contract but not currently on any team? Does he still need to be tested via the MLB collective bargaining agreement policy, or is he exempt as a free agent?
I’m guessing that he’ll need to continue complying with the testing rules through next season since his contract has another year left.
If I had to guess ( and it is a guess) – he is subject to random drug testing as long as he is under contract ( which he is since he draws a paycheck) so if he sits home for 2 yrs they can test him. I think minor leaguers have different drug testing schedules so if he accepts a demotion to the minors he would be subject to those rules. Free agents are not part of MLB and ( again a guess) not subject to testing.
He’s quietly played for years now.
Should be interesting to see if anyone else is willing to give him a shot. Yes, the price is right, but you can get that kinda production just as cheap from any level of an organization
In all honesty a bottom feeders team should try and sign him. Bucs, Nats, Royals, reds, Rox I’m sure somebody has space for him. Nothing to lose and best case u trade him for something in a few weeks
Turn out the lights, the party’s over…
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
They say that all, good things will end…
Easy to drop Cano. But what will the Pads do with the other 6 or 7 batters in their lineup who can’t hit MLB pitching?
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Probably the same ones that have them in 2nd place in the NL West, are you kidding?
The deepest SP in MLB has them in 2nd in the NL West, they’d be in first if they had average hitters instead of near league worst lineup
Yankees rotation is better
I called it the deepest, not the best. LAD has the best pitching staff if you go by team ERA. The Pads SP staff (ranging from good to great) leads the league in Quality Starts and is 7 SP deep..
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Brew88, Seek help
You sound like Metsfan22
Curly, why the insult? If there’s something I said that you disagree with, or that you feel is inaccurate, voice your thoughts.
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“But what will the Pads do with the other 6 or 7 batters in their lineup who can’t hit MLB pitching”?
Again, are you kidding? Great line up, 2nd place in the best division in BB. You should be thanking the BB gods that you are where you are. I can’t understand your disappointment
Do you follow the Padres? The facts don’t back up your claim. They’re offense ranks in bottom 10 in MLB in HRs/gm, SLG., BA, OPS and Runs/gm.. Of the 9 players with 100 ABs, only 2 have a higher BA than 234, and only 1 hitter has an OPS over .800
Their, not they’re. Maybe the help I need is with grammar!
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Some people just come on here to criticize. You used to be able to have intelligent conversations. I liked your points. They got shut down today by Hudson.
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I’m stunned, you have one of the best teams in baseball right now and all you do is complain. Sure all teams can improve, but look how good you are!!!! You should be backing your team, not dissing them!
@gregorym. Yes, perhaps a better starting 5 than the Pads right now, but the Pads 7 is Musgrove, Darvish, Clevinger, Snell, Manaea, Gore and Martinez.
NYY team ERA is 3rd in MLB, behind LAD and Astros, impressive for sure. That’s a pleasant surprise to most Yanks fans I know..
Curly, I’m (by pedigree) a Giants fan, but I very much enjoy the Pads as well. Sorry to stun you with facts. I’m glad they’re off to a fairly good start, but I’m concerned about the offense and as you can see by my enthusiasm above, very pleased the the SP
Matt Blake is an outstanding coach
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@Brew88, I’m an avid Braves fan & very proud how they won it all last year. But I still don’t understand how you’re so down on your team. Braves are hurtin’ this year, but they are still my team. & I’m still behind them. Anything can happen. Keep behind the Pads, they’re quite good.
Agreed, especially with RP group.
Good health of Taillon and Severino, and immergence of Cortez has been special
Curly, I get what you’re saying but really, I’m not down on the Padres overall. But I am concerned about the lack of offense, and I want them to improve. Being objective as a fan of the game is okay man.
By the way, my 10-year old son is a die-hard Braves fan (for reasons we don’t quite understand), so we follow them closely around the household.. I was equally concerned (and impatient) about Braves offense last year too, and glad they made some moves to improve the team over the season. Hope the Pads do the same and turn it around. Add some support to that SP they can really be good
Getting a healthy Tatis Jr back will be one heck of an in season upgrade and after that, I would say the bullpen is the next biggest need. The could be getting Pomeranz, Johnson, Castillo back from injury shortly and then might get some contributions from Morejon and Baez. I think they need to get everyone close to healthy for a few weeks to rally see where they need to upgrade.
@ beersy. Totally agree about the RP situation being other big priority. Adding Tati, getting Myers healthy, and Voit/Grisham/Cronenworth on track will sure boost offense. We’ll see. There have been some recent signs of lifewith Grisham, but it’s been a tough last 600 ABs for him.
Maybe the Team is doing better because Tatis and his all about me attitude is not in the dugout.
Interesting narrative. He plays with joy for game and is first guy out of the dugout to greet a teammate, but haters gonna hate.
Brew88: As a Pads follower, do you think they will keep Tatis at SS, or move him to corner OF?
SS. At least initially. That is what Tatis wants “Preller signed me to be a SS”. And that was the intent over the offseason anyway, before the bike accident. In his rehab he’s focusing on SS. Kim has been very good defensively, but hasn’t hit much. The OFs haven’t hit either though. Personally I think he’s best at SS so that Kim can provide a key utility role. Throwing errors aside, Tatis does bring an energy on defense when at SS that is lacking when he’s in RF. I played OF at high level, the idea that OFers are less at risk of shoulder injuries is weak argument imho (given the diving and wall banging), especially an all-out guy like nino is.
Energy doesn’t win baseball games bruh
Tell that to Sister Sledge and the 79 Pirates
I’ve been trying to convince people for nearly a year that putting Tatis in the OF to “prevent injury to his shoulder” was a total BS reason.
The reality is that he’s a terrible defensive SS.
The way the infield has played so far this year, if he returns and makes a bunch of costly errors at SS their will be a lot of pressure to move to OF, especially from his teammates.
I like the thought of a Hassell, Wood and Tatis OF in 2024
Thanks, Brew88. I see a definitive divide in the perceptions of Tatis’ play, even amongst some of the Padres fans. Some say passable defender, others terrible defender.
I guess ultimately it depends on one’s perception of his SS play as to whether he will be moved.
He was leading the league in Errors when he went down. He also made a lot of Errors in 2019. He’s simply not a good defensive SS. His bat, however … wow.
SDHotDog: Pretty fair assessment. That’s the prevailing evaluation from what I can gather.
I am curious to see what Manny does if he continues his performance into next season (I believe he will because I am very bullish on Manny; he’s certainly one of the best overall 3B in the majors, some may even argue the best).
I would describe him as erratic defensively (more so throwing, not fielding). Makes a lot of errors, also makes amazing plays. He has perhaps the strongest arm at SS of any MLer and denies a lot of hits. But he needs to learn consistency and take fewer chances with that gun of his.
His “Its all about Me” attitude won’t allow him to play where its best for the team.
Is he a better OF (little experience) than SS (lifelong position)? Or is Kim a better hitter than Myers or Profar? Is Alcantara the answer for a key utility IF?
You can’t really compare defense at those 2 positions. Not counting the catcher, SS is the most important defensive position on the field. CF is important, lesser so than SS, but Tatis should be in RF, where his arm plays best.
After 151+ innings in RF, which is too small a sample to really tell, he’s been average. But, in a large enough sample, 2,047 innings at SS, he’s below average, -9 DRS, -6 OAA. Since 2019 he’s ranked 23rd defensively at SS per Statcast.
True and good info. There’s also consideration of best value at a position. RF usually brings a family potent bat…at least on most teams. What does it mean to a lineup though to get 45 HRs and 35 SBs from SS position? How much above SS average are those numbers?
Fairly potent not family potent.
Is it really relevant what position that kind of production comes from?
Ironically, the Padres may have been better off with their pitchers hitting than the universal DH this year. I’m sure most of our rotation historically hits close to or better than what Grisham is doing right now.
I was really sad to see National League adopt the DH. Part of my love a baseball has been different leagues with different rules. It was always interesting when there was a pitcher who could hit. I already miss watching Zack Greinke, MadBum, and Michael Lorenzen hit. And the younger generations will never see a pitcher like Mike Hampton. Sure today’s game has Shohei Ohtani, but he’s one in 1 million. Most pitchers that could hit in the past wouldn’t have made it strictly on their hitting abilities, but it was always fun to watch them come through.
If he really wants to keep playing (which it appears he does), he should take a minor league assignment with some team to show he still has the skills to hit and be a MLB player. Too much rust from missed time and lack of playing time to show anything. Matt Carpenter caught the attention of some teams by playing in AAA. Cano should do the same. If he’s not willing, then head off and enjoy the money.
Cano is a cheater. A ‘roid user. He should be banned. I still can’t belive Preller signed this loser. Oh wait … Preller’s a cheat too.
Thank you for this breaking news. I don’t think anyone already knew Cano used steroids. You should be hired by 60 Minutes.
Just retire already, juicer.
The Long Island Ducks are calling. LOL
I’ll take him as a white Sox fan
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
What good does he do as a fan?
Curly, your humor is similar to my humor in many ways….. this frightens me.
I think everyone would take him as a White Sox fan. It would be better than him being a player anymore.
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Leury part duex..
His Padres BA was still six points higher than his IQ.
That’s a nice lifetime batting average he has there in the majors.
It would be a shame to see it drop below .300 just because he’s not ready to retire yet.
Why would it be a shame? He’s multi-time cheater. He’s probably not even a lifetime .300 hitter without the pharmaceutical assistance, though there’s no way to really know,
To hell with that guy.
“though there’s no way to really know,”
And yet you automatically assume it magically made him better. People really need to go over the list of players in the Mitchell Report and other caught PED users. They range the entire spectrum of skill levels and career success. These PEDs do not make you a HOF level talent.
It’s time to hang them up. Padding his stats won’t matter as his legacy is tarnished due to PEDs. Already going to make $24M sitting at home this year and next.
Wow. Cano has really fell on hard times. Maybe the Red’s will take a flyer on him.
Age caught up with him
He Cano longer play.
I see what you did there
Also, I thought Cano should return to the AL East like JBJ did, but what team has room
Look what happened to all the players that A Rod took under his wing. Cervelli Cabrera Cano. Look at the player jeter took under his wing Brett Gardner. Interesting
If by interesting you mean “what exactly are you talking about”, then yes I agree with you.
I hope he isn’t delusional enough to think he’s getting those 365 hits to reach 3,000. I recall Johnny Damon dreaming of that number, figuring he’d be a shoo-in for the HOF.
He can always find a job with big pharma. He’s used to using himself as a Guinea pig for drugs. Would be a seamless transition…
He just missed a Grand Slam that would have given the Pads a 6-5 lead in the top of the 9th, by about 6feet… while PH…wonder if that ball goes out we’d be having this convo….as is I am glad we are because he has been an auto out when given a shot…good riddance
probably a blessing in disguise that he missed that slammy
“ he has been an auto out when given a shot”
I disagree! He’s been a .300 hitter, perennial All-Star, and suspended when given “a shot.”
It’s time for ALL TEAMS to cut bait from Cano.
Will the Savannah Bananas be interested???
But for the juicing I’d have some sympathy. Sad the way the older players can just outlive their time.
Cano needs to walk away from baseball. All the cheating has already robbed him of any legacy he had a chance of leaving behind and he’s stolen all the money he’ll ever need from the Mets and Mariners. Just walk away dude it’s over.
Philly he here comes. Then in a week him and Joe will be unemployed!!!!
Kind of over the PED thing….especially when the league juices balls for select games. How the heck is that not a confidence game? Especially with legal gambling involved? MLB is begging for a gambler suffering a loss to challenge them in court
The Padres need OF help and a left handed hitter, yet they leave Mazara in the minors where he is tearing it up? If they were willing to take a flier on Canó, I think it is time for Mazara. Plus I would rather Abrams stay down and get his confidence back and play regularly than call him up again and sit him on the bench.
Agreed. If they attempt find some much-needed slug in OF by way of minors then I think Mazara will get the call, especially with Beaty being shelved with the shoulder issue. We might have seen Mazara this week if not for Azocar doing well (albeit small sample size) with the bat and glove. We might still if Myers knee doesn’t respond to treatment. Esteury Ruiz is also looking tempting
Isn’t Beaty on rehab in AAA?
After a few games there where he relapsed, they moved him to Peoria to rehab.
Mazara is indeed coming up from El Paso — he’s tearing the cover off the ball in Triple-A but otherwise is your typical Class 4-A ballplayer.
One name (in strongest mafia accent possible…) JOEY F’n GALLO
OF: Check, actually a good defender in RF
Strikeouts: Check, check, check, check, check,check, check, check, check
ex-Preller Ranger: check
Ohhhh, very nice! I forgot about that one, Brew, good call!
Gallo? We have enough .200 hitters, thank you.
Oh, I thought that’s what you were aiming for! Gotta admit, he checks *a lot* of boxes…especially next to strikeouts.
If he retires, are the Mets still on the hook?
Somehow Bonilla gets a percentage for 50 years, I’m certain.
Bonilla negotiated that into his contract because apparently Bobby Bonilla was the smartest man in Baseball at the time (who knew?)
If Cano officially retires (i.e. actually files the paperwork, not sit at home for two years and then announce his retirement) typically it means he forfeits the remainder of the money
Mets are on the hook for the remainder of his contract minus league minimum. Because SD signed him, they are off the hook for that portion for this season. If another team signs him this year the Pads are out of the remainder of this year’s league minimum.
To get out of league minimum next year another team needs to again sign him.
IF a team signs him above league minimum, the Mets get out of that much more money. Cano will not make anymore money, Just the Mets get out of that commitment.
The question is whether the Mets were still on the hook if Cano retires, which he won’t do, of course. But, if he were to retire, he walks away from the remaining money on his contract. So yes, they would be off the hook.
Also, SD is completely off the hook, whether another team signs him or not. The remainder of the prorated minimum, reverts back to the Mets.
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Per @bravesfan, “It’s time for ALL TEAMS to cut bait from Cano.” If that’s the case, there shouldn’t be anything left on the hook for the Mets, right? Too much of a stretch?
Naw Mets still owe him $32 million. I teams should quit signing these guys. Send a message, your not welcome anymore. You cheated.
Nope. He still gets paid.
“Likely to request …” Is that what they’re calling DFA these days?
“Selected By Free Agency”
That dude’s had more jabs than Fauci’s lab monkeys.
and yet, fewer than the meth addicted right wingers whining about fauci.
Awe, did we ruffle you wittle fedders??? You poor dear I’m so sorry go have a nice cry now
It sure does look like he ruffled yours.
Okay, wait! I’m trying to follow. Is Fauci right-wing or not? I got jabs, right-wingers, & monkeys rolled up all in one.
Or was Fauci the name of a meth-addicted monkey with a right wing? The illustration here is magical.
no fun allowed
Baseball site, and a baseball post. Take your politics elsewhere. Like your mother should have taken her “jabs” or “pokes” elsewhere.
Guess you would know since you’re the master pric
Silly procedural question… Do the Padres pay the rest of the pro-rated minimum, or does that shift back to the Mets?
I was wondering that too. My guess is, since Cano signed a contract with SD, they owe him that prorated minimum, unless some other team signs him. Just guessing, but that makes sense to me.
Mets own his contract; Cano is only paid by somebody else while he’s rostered by said team. Once he’s cut from the 40 Man, all rights revert back to the Mets.
Thanks. Nice to know. Not a Preller, or SD fan, but I defended Preller over his signing Cano, as insignificant and low risk. I didn’t know it was even lower risk than I thought.
He’ll wind up with the Yankees
I second Orioles. Vote’s official.
Even after testing positive…….twice, he gets to keep all that money.
It’s no wonder some of these guys take the risk.
39 years old coming off of a season long suspension and having to play “clean” or face a lifetime ban (which is arguably really only a season or two. See Mejia, Jenrry.) While Cano had an outside shot at 3000 hits i think it’s safe to say this is probably the end of the line
“The bigger question is whether he’s still capable of performing well enough to warrant an active roster spot.”
No, he Can-not.
Cano was a long shot. Didn’t work out, time to move on. The pitching is carrying the hitting, at times, it’s vice-versa. Team effort has them in 2nd place. Should they be concerned, yes. Will they make deal for a big bat? Probably not, they don’t have the means. Gotta keep monitoring the waiver wire and hoping to uncover a gem. Til then, let the arms carry the weight…
Don’t have the means? They could easily deal a starter, and a couple of prospects and get a bat. They’re in PERFECT shape to do it..
Unlikely (not impossible) we deal a SP. Preller is usually quick on the trigger, but no way he’s forgotten that Arietta, Velasquez, and Knehr made 13 starts for the 2021 Padres — leaving aside all the “normal” bullpen games. Most of the teams who would want one of our major league starters wouldn’t give up a proven bat in return. Gore’s the exception, but if Preller moves Gore he’s a moron.
Most of the offensive improvement will have to come from players already on the roster. Grisham, Cronenworth, Myers, and Nola have been much better hitters in their careers than they have so far in 2022. They may not all climb back to normal — NONE of them may climb back to normal — but odds are some of them will.
Answer to the Padres hitting problems, Fernando Tatis. They are losing close games, and Tatis will be enough to win those close games.
Tatis may have helped them in a handful of games but he can’t carry the load of Croanenpuke, .160 Grish or Luuuuke!!! Plus when will he end up on the DL again or get called out in the dugout?
North Tijuana Cockroaches gonna roach!
The players have publicly said they like Cano. They have bad taste and they’re not hitting .250. Hit .250 and your opinion means something.
I was hoping that he would play long enough to at least start juicing again!
I hope someone takes a flier on him so there is still a chance he will get banned for life.
Preller is an idiot! Dude might be the most overrated front office clown of all days.
There comes a time for every player to hang up the cleats, and that time is now for Cano.
Perfect opportunity for St Louis to sign him and trade Gorman
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While cutting him loose makes perfect sense, giving him an option to report to AAA makes none. The guy is cooked. You really want him going down and taking at bats away from anyone?? Even at the big league level, it makes no sense to give this guy at bats. Like the man in Moneyball says, At some point, we’re all told we can no longer play the kids game. Some are told at 18, some are told are 40, but we’re all told. Someone should tell Robby.
He wouldn’t necessarily be taking any important at bats away. Much of the minor leagues is filler, non prospects who just fill out the roster. Sitting one of those guys loses you nothing. Not all minor leaguers are expected to ever make it to the majors, many, if not most are just there to fill out the roster.
I think they have to DFA him before they release him. The “option” is in the DFA.
Not necessarily. Cano is a vested veteran with 5+ years service time, thus he has the right to refuse a minor league assignment and become a free agent.
Robbie Cano… don’tcha blow!
The Cardinal starter had nothing, no velocity no movement, couldn’t find the plate, first pitcher I saw this year I honestly thought I could barrel up at age 70. Could not do jack vs him three pop up’s to the catcher in the first 6 in innings. The entire lineup needs to be DFA’d. Nobody ever has been paid so much money for as little entertainment value as this Padre team. They could call up the AAA lineup AND there’d be NO Difference. 37 k a game their drawing I can’t fathom how anyone at today’s prices goes to see them play
He should accept an assignment to El Paso and play with the youngsters and help them out. Not like he’s going to get paid any less. He could be a great mentor.
So anyways, this is where you get a good needle to help you perform.
Quite the mentor.
This two-time cheater needs to call it a career. Go away.
Maybe Cano can hook on with the Mondongos Grasosos of the Mexican league
I am sure they will be lining up to sign Cano , it only a matter of time before he is suspended again anyway.he is done.
It’s quite ironic that two recent ex-Mets won’t be there when the Mets come into town on this road trip. First, they won’t see Pillar on the Dodgers due to his shoulder injury. Then, it looks like Canó won’t last with the Friars long enough to host the Mets.