Well we all now know what type of contract Cano is looking to get this off-season and it’s pretty ridiculous.
The contract is for a whole decade and pretty much all the money in the world. But this man could definitely be worth it if he’s able to stay healthy. I mean, are baseball players really worth $305 million? If the guy can help you win, why not?
Now speaking of a team who wants to win, the Chicago Cubs are a team who could possibly put a reasonable offer on the table that could get Cano’s attention of everybody else refuses to dish out that kind of money. All he has to do is speak to Alfonso Soriano (who would probably want him to stay) and I’m sure he could be sold on Chicago.
Majority of Chicago (Cubs) fans loved Alfonso Soriano. Yeah he had a few bone head mistakes (that awful hop before he fields a fly ball) but overall it was a sad day when he was traded. Right now this team does have a good second baseman in Darwin Barney, but the offense lacks with this gold glove winner.
Not only would Cano be able to provide great defense but the offense he could give the Cubbies would be amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Barney, he’s an awesome player but if Cubs fans were able to choose, who do you think they would grab?
Cano who can win a gold glove at second base and launch 20+ home runs a season or a guy who barely scratches 7 home runs and 40 RBI’s. The age difference is only three years between the guy, the only gap between the two is the experience they have at the major league level.
Barney has been in the league for three seasons while Cano has been in the league for eight.
I’m aware of the prospects the Cubs have in their farm system and Barney could be out of here either way when they are ready for the big leagues. But at the same time it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to add another powerful lefty in your lineup.
I’m just saying.