David Ortiz couldn’t be any happier that the New York Yankees lost the sweepstakes for Robinson Cano, when he signed with the Seattle Mariners on Friday.
Ortiz, speaking in an interview with WEEI Radio in Boston, said the Yankees lost “the face” of the team when they failed to re-sign the free agent second baseman, who has reportedly agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract with Seattle.
“This guy hurt us,” Ortiz said. “He is the guy that, you’re never going to forget about him because he puts up some monster numbers. He puts up some monster numbers. Now let’s see how everything goes with him on the West Coast.”
Cano signed a 10-year/$240 million contract, the third largest in MLB history. Cano’s contract is tied with Albert Pujols’, who signed with the the Los Angeles Angels just three years ago.
Ortiz said that Cano’s deal with the Mariners was “well deserved.”
What do you think? How much of a boost do the five other teams in the AL East get after the Yankees just lost Cano? Leave a comment.