A bad warmup throw knocked Robinson Canó out of tonight’s game against the Angels when the Mariners second baseman got drilled in the head by a baseball.
It can be hard to maintain focus throughout an entire baseball game, because baseball games are long as hell and there are a lot of lulls in the action. If Robinson Cano had been watching this game from the stands, he would have been deep in a game of Candy Crush rather than wandering toward home plate for no reason.
Major League Baseball is back to sending a team to Japan to play in a biennial exhibition series—after an eight year layoff because of the World Baseball Classic—and things aren't going too swell for the MLB All-Stars. They lost their first two games of the best-of-five series 2-0 and 8-4, and early this morning…
Robinson Cano wasn't quick enough to touch Adrian Beltre's head in last night's game. Take notes from Miggy, Robinson.
This is another great gag from Jimmy Fallon, along the same lines as the Matt Harvey prank Fallon pulled on Mets fans. The setup here is pretty simple. A producer gets Yankees fans on the street to boo a large picture of Robinson Cano and after they boo and turn back to the camera, the producer tells them to give it…
Now that the winter meetings are over, Phil Roth has updated his excellent interactive payroll tool, which lets you explore the salary commitments of every MLB team from 1998 through 2024. That purple block you see above is $240 million worth of Robinson Cano, yours for just 10 flat payments of $24 million.
Pete Rose took a shot at Robinson Cano for joining the Mariners: "[Jay Z] got him a big raise, but he got him an extra 30-day vacation—and it's called October." [SI Live]
In all the Robinson-Cano-to-Seattle chaos on Friday, this much is clear: the Mariners upped their offer despite already being the highest bidder by $50 million. Now, this, from the Dallas Morning News's Evan Grant:
The Yankees signed Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million deal. Beltran, still willing to cut the Yankees a break, reportedly took $3 million less to sign with New York. In exchange, the Yankees had to budge from the two-year contract they preferred. Who knows if the Yankees are done; according to the Daily News…
Well, that wasn't supposed to happen. After just about every baseball writer working had written off the Seattle Mariners' chances of landing Robinson Cano, news broke this morning that the Mariners had scooped up the prize of the 2013 free agent class with a 10-year, $240 million deal. Based on my calculations, that…
For all the talk about Jay Z's foray into the sports agent world, he hasn't been much more than a figurehead. But yesterday, for the first time I can remember, he actually took part in a negotiating session, a meeting with the Mariners on behalf of Robinson Cano. It seems to have gone poorly.
Uh oh, Yankees fans. Robinson Cano leaves the All-Star Game in the first inning due to this.
League captains David Wright and Robinson Cano have selected their squads for the Home Run Derby, and they're enough to guarantee that once again, the derby will be more watchable than the All-Star Game itself.
Jay-Z's expansion into the sports agency biz—announced with the signing of Robinson Cano last week—isn't going to stop at baseball. The whole point of putting Jay-Z's name on the enterprise is to use him as a lure for starstruck players, and nowhere is his brand stronger than in basketball. But if he's going to…
Cano, who split his childhood between baseball hotbed San Pedro de Macorís and Newark, N.J., made it official today, getting sworn in as a naturalized U.S. citizen. As is customary for all new Americans, Cano received his certificate, flag, and David Ortiz beard.
Charlotte reporter Dan Tordjman offered a Twitter apology yesterday and his employer, ABC affiliate WSOC, issued an on-air mea culpa in the aftermath of his spreading a false rumor about Robinson Cano being busted for performance-enhancing drugs by MLB.