Saturday, July 20, 2013
Could Yanks deal Cano after all?
By Jason Catania
Robinson Cano is a free agent at season's end, which has fueled speculation dating back to last winter that there's at least the possibility the New York Yankees could entertain trade discussions on the All-Star second baseman.
Other teams have checked in on the availability of Cano, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
The Yankees, however, have said no to all interested parties, according to the report.
As Marchand writes: "The Yankees' goal is to re-sign Cano and the idea that they would forgo trying to make the playoffs with the idea of building a better foundation for the future is not going to happen."
Cano, who avoided a potential serious injury when he was hit by a Matt Harvey pitch in the first inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game, is leading the offense-starved Yanks in just about every hitting category, so trading him would essentially kill the club's postseason hopes and waive the white flag. That doesn't seem like an option.