For the last week it’s been more or less the same three names making headlines: Joe Girardi, Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano. Well, we’re starting week two of the offseason with those same three names. Here are some notes and tidbits from the day about these three.
Joe Girardi: Girardi has yet to make a decision on his contract as of this morning, but according to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Cubs are planning to one-up the Yankees contract offer of 3 years, $12-13 Million. The Cubs technically are not allowed to negotiate with Girardi since his contract ends at the end of the month, but putting that out there now means the Cubs are very serious about obtaining Girardi.
Alex Rodriguez: Rodriguez’s hearing was on hold today after five days of negotiation last week. Rodriguez and his lawyers will take a break while MLB waits for the next opening on Frederic Horowitz’s schedule. The hearing (according to ESPN New York) is supposed to resume next Tuesday.
Robinson Cano: Cano is the Yankees nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, which goes to the top offensive player in each league. The award is decided by the Hall of Fame panel and by votes from the fans. I’ll put the link here so fans could vote.