frontpaged by jscape2000
Just like every other Yankee fan this year, I'm starting to get fed up with Robinson Cano's complete inability to hit this year. It wouldn't be that bad if Cano seemed to be making more of a concerted effort, but his stubborn refusal to take pitches is so at odds with the traditional Yankee hitting philosophy of wearing out starting pitchers. How did this guy ever hit .342? Yeah, he's a notorious slow starter, but just look at Jason Giambi. He started this year out just as slow as Cano and look at him now. He's worked himself into becoming a legitimate power threat (not quite the threat he once used to be).
His glove is suspect at best. Whenever Michael Kay says Cano is a gold glover in waiting, I nearly crap myself. But in a world where David Wright has won a gold glove, anything is possible I guess, but Cano is far from a stellar glove. I guess what I'm saying is that if there is an opportunity to trade him for some pitching, I'm all for it! With Alberto Gonzales' major league level glove, he could make the transition to a full-time second baseman. As for his bat, his reputation is that he's all glove and no bat, but he wasn't swinging the stick too badly when he was up subbing for Jeter earlier this year. And his bat can't be worse than Cano's has been this year. Yeah, Cano has great hitting talent, and that's why I think we could score some good young pitching for him. With our offensive lineup, I don't think losing Cano is that significant. We need pitching more than we need hitting from the lower third of the order.