For a while it seemed as if the Los Angeles Dodgers were attempting to acquire every big money player that was available. That is what happens when you
win the lottery sign a new tv contract in baseball. This has led many to believe that this offseason was going to make second baseman Robinson Cano a very wealthy man again.
Cano’s new agency, Roc Nation Sports, has thrown around numbers like “10 years” and “300 million dollars” and many thought that the Dodgers would be one of those teams that would potentially be interested in the free-agent-to-be.
Mark Feinsand with the New York Daily News reported today that contrary to popular belief, the Dodgers will not be attempting to sign Cano this offseason.
According to a high-ranking National League executive with knowledge of the situation, the Dodgers have no intention to bid on Cano this winter, leaving the second baseman without one of the sport’s richest teams in the sweepstakes for his services.
This is definitely surprising considering the Dodgers penchant for spending and the plethora of players that are going to be free agents for the Dodgers this offseason. The Dodgers current second baseman is Mark Ellis, but Ellis may be better suited for a utility role moving forward than a starting second baseman on a World Series team.
Another potential second baseman is Detroit Tiger Omar Infante. Infante will be a free agent after this year and may be on the Dodgers radar. Just because they are not interested in Cano, doesn’t mean they will not be spending a significant amount of money to upgrade their roster further.