Robinson Cano Atlanta Braves

Age: 39 (October 22, 1982) | 6' 0" | 212lbs. | Bats: Left 2B-34 DH-13 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA A- 2018 3 11 3 5 1 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 .455 .500 1.09 8 0 .333 n/a
SEA AAA 2018 2 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 13 0 .286 n/a
SEA AL 2018 80 310 44 94 32 47 22 0 10 50 0 0 .303 .374 .471 9 14 .329 48/23/29 14 13
NYM A- 2019 2 7 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .429 0 14 .333 n/a
NYM AAA 2019 3 10 2 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .455 .700 9 27 .571 n/a
NYM NL 2019 107 390 46 100 25 69 28 0 13 39 0 0 .256 .307 .428 6 16 .280 49/20/31 7 8
NYM NL 2020 49 171 23 54 9 24 9 0 10 30 0 0 .316 .352 .544 5 13 .319 50/24/26 26 24
NYM NL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
NYM NL 2022 12 41 3 8 2 11 0 0 1 3 0 0 .195 .233 .268 5 26 .241 55/21/24 0 0
ATL NL 2022 9 26 1 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .185 .192 4 15 .182 50/23/27 -1 -0
SD NL 2022 12 33 1 3 1 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 .091 .118 .091 3 29 .130 52/13/35 -1 -1
Career 18yrs 2267 8773 1262 2639 620 1214 572 33 335 1306 51 38 .301 .351 .488 6 13 .316 n/a
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The final 2013 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $36 MF 5x5: $35 AP 4x4: $32
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '13
He's going to earn more than the AAV for the first 3-4 years. It's after that that he becomes neutral for three and then becomes a negative value contract only the last 3 years. Maybe they've projected their team income over the period and they think that $24M/yr in 2021-23 won't mean anything to the club.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 6 '13
What is the over/under on how long it will take the Mariners to beg someone to take this gross contract off their hands?
My guess is 3 years.
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Dec 6 '13
I guess he goes into the SS mix with Brad Miller. Franklin played for short than 2nd in the minors.
van wilhoite LVW
Dec 6 '13
Notes from the knitting circle this morning in the American Dreams...

Steven Levy 9:02 AM

Choosing Jay-Z, who’s never made a baseball deal. to negotiate the most important contract of your life? What could go wrong?

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/jay-z-blows-robinson-cano-mariners-bid-sources-article-1.1539636

The amazing thing is that even when owners know that giving a 30-year-old a 9-year contract at the very top dollar is madness, at least one will do it. (In this case, to overcome of legacy of being a free agent hell.) It’s beyond amazing, however, when the player (well, the rap genius representing him) demands even more.

Steven Levy 11:20 AM

Now they're reporting that Cano IS going to Seattle, for 10 years and $240M!   I wonder if Jay-Z will represent me for my next salary negotiation....

Alex Patton 11.46 AM

Why is it upsetting that the players get this kind of money if the game is generating this kind of money?

Steven Levy 11:53 AM

I'm cool with high salaries, it's just that teams are not spending smartly.  The ones who do get it, nail down their younger players by putting off free agency.  Also, I'd rather spend $35M for Robbie for five years than a 10-year deal with less per diem, knowing that you are going to be carrying a huge salary for an old player who probably will be below replacement.     Actually, for Seattle this is arguably a reasonable deal -- they will have a power hitter at a premium position, but most of all they have overcome the stigma that no great player wants to be there.  They probably realize that the back end of this is going to horrible, but think the tradeoff is worth it.  I see this as akin to the Phillies nabbing Jim Thome when no one wanted to go there. It set a tone for a turnaround.

Bruce Buschel 11:57 AM

Because it is a WASTE of money, MISSPENT money, and everyone has an aversion to that.

Yes, better the players than the owners, but why is there so much "extra" money tobegin with? There are so many new and lucrative streams of revenue, maybe the ticket prices should remain stable, the parking prices go down, the commercials become fewer -- this is redistribution of wealth in a very weird way. Tax-payers subsidize stadia and then teams pillage the average consumer. It sounds overly simplistic yet true.

I think.

More importantly, what happens to Nick Franklin now?
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 6 '13
The Mets would be silly to sign Cano.

Any team 5 games out of the playoffs without a second baseman, though, would be wise to go for him. I'm not saying the Orioles will, because since Albert Belle they haven't signed anyone of any import, but Cano would add a huge amount to the team and subtract a lot from a key opponent at the same time. It's like gaining 8-10 games on the Yankees.

Plus with $10M of Brian Roberts coming off the payroll, a $25/6 would only feel like $15M/year.

Of course he's likely to sign for closer to $27/8 with the last two years being completely lost money for the club involved.

Then, again, I wouldn't recommend signing anyone over 30 for a long-term deal extending beyond their age 36 season.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 11 '13
My sleeper pick for Cano is Washington.
van wilhoite LVW
Nov 10 '13
Dave Cameron at ESPN weighs in with another possible destination for Cano.

The Mets currently have two players under contract for 2014...

The Yankees are dancing with the luxury tax....

The Mets should be one of the most aggressive spending teams this winter, and Cano is the best player on the market. They've got the geographic advantage in allowing him to remain entrenched in New York, and have the financial capability to let Jay-Z make his first big splash while showing that he won't be beholden to the Yankees. They have the need and the cash, and putting Cano on the Mets would would make the Subway Series a fun rivalry once more.

What did Bill James say? If this happens, I'm an airplane.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 10 '13
Good stuff. I can't say I see Cano in anything but pinstripes, but Matt combs through all 30 teams, doing his best to cost the Yankees an extra $50 million.

1. Robinson Cano (2B Yankees - Age 31): Cano's status as the winter's top free agent is undisputed, but it remains to be seen who will compete with the Yankees for his services. The Dodgers were the obvious choice, but they've added Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero for second and still have to sign Clayton Kershaw to a long-term deal. Seattle perhaps? It'd be nice to see the Orioles flex some muscle and make a big bid, but it's not their style. Maybe a usual suspect like the Tigers or Rangers could make some noise. Cano will probably get $200 million regardless, but it's going to take a mystery team or two to get him up to $250 million.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 3 '13
Rotoworld's annual free agents write up:

Matthew Pouliot
van wilhoite LVW
Nov 2 '13