The New York Yankees wanted to re-sign star second baseman Robinson Cano this past offseason, but they simply wouldn’t match his asking price. Nobody would, other than the Seattle Mariners who hilariously bid against themselves en route to signing Cano to a ten-year, $252 million dollar contract.
That didn’t sit well with a particular Yankees fan who decided to attend the Seattle Mariners game on Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels and harass the All-Star infielder, holding up a sign that suggested Cano left the Yankees for the money.
Now, I don’t have a problem with the Yankees spending money on free agents as it’s not against the rules. But really, blasting a player for taking the money when the Yankees payroll is worth more than the gross national product of a handful of third world countries?
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
All that said, it still made for a rather amusing moment – even more hilarious that the fan showed up to a Mariners-Angels game to put Cano on blast.
Yes. That's a (awful) Yankee (in Anaheim) fan complaining that it's all about the money with Robinson Cano. pic.twitter.com/UZ0nTfXXtW
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) April 1, 2014