NEW YORK, NY – As I sit here and watch all the news come out of the Oscar Pistorius case, it makes me think of actual depressing sports news, like potentially losing Robinson Cano. With Cano’s agent looking to secure a 10-year, $200 million-plus deal, it seems more likely the Debt Ceiling will be officially solved and/or Israel and Palestine will be allies before a deal that large for that much time will be approved by Hal Steinbrenner. Especially after Scott Boras put together A-Rod’s 2007 deal, and then A-Rod treated the Yankees like he treats overly muscular blondes.
It’s true that Cano is a key player,and he is the best at what he does for the same reason I am the best at what I do. I am 90 pounds and can clear out a buffet like nobody’s busines – and Cano’s position at 2nd base makes him the best 2nd base hitter. He also plays the best defense by a 2nd baseman. Some people would have argue Chase Utley was up there, too. But those are the same people that probably cared about a Destiny’s Child reunion, which coincidentally, was also the last time Utley was healthy.
If Cano’s deal goes anywhere near where Captain Jeter’s went when he had to renegotiate, I think it would be easier for me to watch the recently pulled, Mindy McCready porn video. And, easier for me to believe that Lebron is a better player than Jordan… as Isiah said. The only thing that would be better for baseball than Cano and Boras accepting a 7-year deal at $170 million would be if the Wilpons got that casino they wanted at CitiField approved. That way they’d make back some of their Bernie Madoff losses and then their fans might have actually had the chance at winning.
P.S.. I’d like to wish a happy belated 50th birthday to a legend, Charles Barkley, who said “I always laugh when people ask me about rebounding techniques. I’ve got a technique. It’s called just go get the damn ball.”
Different Matt, tomorrow.
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