Now Robinson Cano has announced that HE felt disrespected because the Yanks only wanted to pay him for 7 years. He said that he would be 38 years old than and what happens afterward? Don't they realize that he needs to be paid until he's 40? A former boss once told me, "I don't hire anybody for life. Who says I owe you that? I'll pay you to work for me as long as you're productive." Not Cano. He expects to be paid in excess of $20 million for three years when he's over the hill. He found somebody who would. Let's see how popular he is in Seattle in 8 years when he hits .240 with 12 homers.
** Just before MLB announces that home plate collisions are no longer allowed, the Texas Rangers went out and drafted a football player. I would have liked to hear that conversation."Hey chief. We're all set on those close plays at the plate for next year. I got us a football player so when we need...what? No collisions? Starting when? But what about Russell Wilson? Release him? Got it, chief"
** MLB has talked to all the teams to try and explain the new replay rules. This ought to make for a fun summer.The rules are somewhat complicated. A manager gets one challenge a game. Unless he gets it right, than he gets a second. The umpires can review any play after six innings, without a manager-requested challenge. The teams can have an extra coach and a video screen in the dugout to help them decide if they should challenge or not.
This is getting out of hand. The mantra that keeps getting repeated is, "We just want to get the calls right." Not me. I like hating umpires.
** Former Yankee updates **
Hughes is in Minnesota
Chamberlain is probably going to Arizona.
Chris Stewart has been traded to Pittsburgh
Granderson is across the river with the Mets
Vernon Wells has locked himself in the trainer's room and won't come out
A semi-Colon." -- Dwight Perry
"Redskins coach to reporters, after listing his reasons for benching QB Robert Griffin III: “I’m trying to be as honest as I can, and I don’t normally do that." -- Mike Shanahan