Should the Chicago Cubs put in an offer on Robinson Cano?

Sep 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano hits a 2 RBI double during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Chicago Cubs, Robinson Cano

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  • James

    You clearly are not from Chicago….nobody here like Soriano.

    • James

      “sad day when he was traded”…? You’re an idiot.

      • David Alejandro Miniel

        I’m from Illinois. I’m a Cubs fan, you must have been one of those bitter Soriano fans. He’s done a lot for this team. All people can see are his bone headed mistakes.

      • Kevin

        Yeah, I guess you are right. Paying a guy who hit 30+ home runs and 100+ RBI’s the last two years in a row to play for another team (the rich Yankees) is a great idea. Also, it’s not like the guy was a class act or anything. (Actually, he was…and is.) If you don’t think the Cubs paying his entire salary for next year is sad, esp. given his recent production and his unrelenting good-nature (something you obviously don’t understand, calling people names on here), well, I think you should ask yourself who the IDIOT is in these series of posts. I wonder if you even knew all the facts…or if you are stuck in the distant past like many other Cubs fans. He had three bad years for the team, but three+ VERY productive years. Would have been at least four, likely five had he not been traded. Idiot.

  • Kevin

    It was a sad day when Sori was traded. One of the stupidist Cubs’ trades ever, actually.

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