Apr 29, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT
There is a sparse crowd at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night due to blistery weather conditions, but those fans made themselves heard in Robinson Cano’s first at-bat back in the Bronx …
Apr 29, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT
To boo or not to boo: that is the kinda dumb question.
Apr 29, 2014, 12:34 AM EDT
Yankees fans thought they were booing a cardboard cutout of Robinson Cano. They were in for a surprise.
Apr 28, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT
Robinson Cano is returning to New York as the Mariners visit the Yankees for a three-game series beginning Tuesday and the $240 man will be a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tonight on …. corporate synergy drum roll please … NBC.
Apr 27, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT
Although the Mariners have struggled, second baseman Robinson Cano is enjoying playing in Seattle compared to New York.
Apr 24, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
It looked like the Mariners might give Nick Franklin an extended opportunity to earn playing time in their outfield following Logan Morrison’s hamstring injury, but one day after Franklin started in the outfield for the first time in his professional career he’s headed back to Triple-A.
Apr 23, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT
Nick Franklin is trying to find a way into the Mariners’ lineup.
Apr 17, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT
Slow starts for the well-paid are beginning to be reversed.
Apr 16, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Nick Franklin lost his job to Robinson Cano, but now he’s headed back to Seattle.
Apr 12, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT
Over the winter, Randy Levine made a comment about Mike Trout’s value and now he’s paying the price for it.
Apr 7, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Did Derek Jeter just … forget to hustle?
Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.
Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.
Apr 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
I dunno why, exactly, but this tweet cracked me up.
Apr 2, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT
Seattle may have found a long-term building block in Brad Miller.
Apr 2, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT
Pitching to Robinson Cano with men in scoring position vs. issuing an intentional walk. WHO YA GOT?!
Apr 2, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT
Major League Baseball wanted a challenge system for replay. Everyone except Major League Baseball said a challenge system would be flawed and would lead to problems. The Giants-Dbacks game last night showed us exactly what those problems are.
Mar 28, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT
Nick Franklin showed enough promise as a rookie second baseman for the Mariners last season that he seemed set as the team’s long-term answer there, but then they signed Robinson Cano for $240 million. That knocked Franklin out of the second base picture and forced him into a competition with Brad Miller to start at…
Mar 27, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT
UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal includes two vesting options valued at $30 million each. If Cabrera maxes out the deal, he could make as much as $352 million over 12 years. 6:56 p.m. ET: The new money in the deal works out to eight years and $248 million, per FOX Sports’…
Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Robinson Cano and . . . then what? The Mariners certainly made the biggest…
Mar 2, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
The Mariners’ signing of Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million was supposed to be the kick-off to a wild off-season. When the news died down, the Mariners were reported to have shown interest in trading for Rays ace David Price, and signing free agents Matt Garza and/or Nelson Cruz. GM Jack Zduriencik only ended…
Mar 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT
TAMPA — The original plan was to go sit in the crowd and drink beer at the Astros-Tigers game, but when it was announced that Masahiro Tanaka was making his spring training debut in Tampa today, plans changed. I got in the car at 6:30 this morning and headed to Steinbrenner Field early to take…
Feb 25, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported Monday that the Mets have been discussing a possible Nick Franklin trade with the Mariners since December’s Winter Meetings, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is now hearing from a source that the Rays are also in the Franklin hunt and “actually match up better” with Seattle’s current…
Feb 20, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT
Many have speculated about a possible match between the Mets and free agent Stephen Drew, but New York could end up finding a shortstop on the trade market. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York passes along word from industry insiders that the Mariners are likely to trade either Nick Franklin or Brad Miller by Opening…
Feb 18, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT
Yesterday a story came out in which Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long criticized Robinson Cano for not hustling. Today Cano’s new manager Lloyd McClendon ripped back. From Jerry Crasnick’s report at ESPN.com: “Last time I checked, I didn’t know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for the New York Yankees,” McClendon told ESPN.com. “That was…
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