It’s Day 2 of the Winter Meetings!

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Action wise, Day 1 of the Winter Meetings was pretty much quiet. Rumor wise, it was hectic.

Well, welcome to Day 2 of the Winter Meetings and the Yankees still have a lot of work to do. They need starting pitching, a second basemen and some bullpen pieces (but I stress, they do not HAVE to trade Brett Gardner to do any of those things). Moving on, here’s the schedule of what’s going to happen today.

1. Brian Cashman is at the Winter Meetings and arrived late yesterday afternoon. No moves were made yet, but the day before Cashman responded on his hesitance and reluctance to trade Brett Gardner. The Yankees confirmed that they are not actively shopping Gardner and are not looking to trade him, but they are listening to proposals. Then again, everyone (who doesn’t have a no-trade clause contract) is expendable and the GM’s will listen to proposals. Doesn’t mean Cashman will act on them.

2. Joe Girardi will arrive at the Winter Meetings today and will address the media later this afternoon. I would expect that one of the first questions would have to be about Robinson Cano. Yeah, I’d probably stay away from the Cano questions to Girardi, especially after Yankees fans found out Cano didn’t want to play for Girardi anymore.

3. Curtis Granderson will be introduced as a New York Met today. He’s no longer Yankees relevant but for the last four seasons, Granderson has been  the one guy that every team wished they had in their clubhouse. Sure, I won’t miss the strikeouts but I will miss his personality, his power bat and work ethic. Can we start a club for ex-Yankees that have left the team but will always be “real Yankees”? Because in my opinion, Granderson would be one.

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15 Responses to It’s Day 2 of the Winter Meetings!

  1. The Editor says:

    Cano's comments about Girardi are plain stupid. If you look a this stats, he would have hit more HRs and had more RBIs hitting second than third in the lineup. And he didn't like Girardi because he hit second 40 games and third in 110 games. Sounds like someone who is only interested in himself and not the team. Let see where he hits and what his production is in pitcher friendly SAFECO? He is just mad the Yankees wouldn't give him 240 million over 10 years. Let's see how he likes playing in rainy Seattle.

    • tom says:

      He only played 8 games in the middle of the lineup. That may be why he was unhappy.

      • The Editor says:

        What are you talking about. He batted third in 110 games!!!

        • tom says:

          Heart of the order = 3rd, 4th and 5th.

          Middle of the order = 4th, 5th and 6th.

          • The Editor says:

            He is not a clean up hitter and never was. Let's see where hits in the Mariner's line up with a new unproven manager. And let's see how he takes losing in rainy boring Seattle. Moving to Seattle from NYC takes a special personality that apparently Cano doesn't have!

          • tom says:

            It could mean that Cano detesting to playing for Girardi could be bogus. 3rd hitter always makes money if he is a superstar. Cano has been paying attention to money since he found out he did not make any good benefit from last contract.

    • frander says:

      Im a Yankee fan but despite that i must say this year cano was the best player available in this year free agent market class. Look at the numbers cano put for the yankees this past four years are terrific, puts him in the five best players in baseball. I think that the yankees should have been more aggresive with cano, maybe an offer that around the 220 mm to lock him up.

      • The Editor says:

        The Yanks weren't going to give Cano $30 million a year. So at $25 million, which is fair, the max they would have done is $200 million. But the 8th year would have had to have been earned. But Cano wanted 10 years. So enjoy rainy Seattle Robbie!

  2. tom says:

    Cubs think Yankees lack of upper level prospects. It is on you, Mark Newman. :(

  3. Ruben Sierra says:

    Its simple, Cano is Greedy only looking out for himself. Pedroia and Wright both agreed to less than market value money to stay with their home team, that is called loyalty something Cano will never have. Go Yanks!

    • hotdog says:

      i can't blame Cano…after 7 years he may be worth very little on the open market…Yankees were firm, Cano accepted an offer $65 million more…sounds like too much to leave on the table…too much of a hometown discount…dumb decision imo to pay Ellsbury a kings ransom and not go the distance with Cano…if the Yankees closed the gap, he'd be wearing pinstripes imo…business decision, not Cano's fault…

  4. If you believe an athlete's job is to make the most money he can, then Cano is a successful athlete. If you believe an athlete's job is to win — to play meaningful games, to lead his team to a championship — then he is not. Seattle is not going to overtake Oakland or Texas anytime soon, and as Eric Wedge pointed out, their front office makes the worst years of the Boss look like Disneyland. He has sentenced himself to 10 years in a baseball backwater with a fan base that doesn't care that much about the team, a schedule that requires being constantly on a plane, and a spotlight due to that contract that will brand him a failure if he has a bad week or two. (And, seriously, if you are an opposing pitcher, are you going to pitch to him, or pitch around him to get to the no-names hitting behind him?)

  5. The Editor says:

    Granderson just said the real team in NY is the Mets! What has he been smoking??? The Mets are and have been second best in NY ans NJ and CT if you want to know forever. YES has better ratings than SNY and the Yankees draw better at home and away than the Mets. So Grandy keep smoking what you are smoking because you are going to need it playing at Citifield.

    • pisano says:

      Everything you said is correct, but who else is going to give him that kind of contract to strike out 200 times a year. He better be praising the Mets. One other thing, I'll bet those 40 HR's in Yankee stadium will be a lot less at Citifield.

  6. @Jim_Catfish says:

    I never heard Cano bad mouth Joe or anyone else. So it's real easy for me to believe that it never happened.