What Should Yankees Do About Cano?
>As Spring Training slowly shudders and stumbles underway at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, for the first time in more than a few years the most talked-about infielder in camp for the New York Yankees isn't Alex Rodriguez, despite the franchise third baseman's fresh public relations battle over PEDs.
That's partially because Rodriguez isn't in camp with the Yankees, but in New York rehabbing from hip surgery over the offseason, where he says he will not be a distraction for his team while reporters for New York's most popular tabloids try desperately to prove him wrong. But it's also because, even though the Post and Daily News have been trying to whip their readers into a frenzy over the possibility of Rodriguez never returning to the active roster, there's a very important player actually in camp who stands a much better chance of never wearing pinstripes again after the end of the 2013 campaign.
Robinson Cano, the best second baseman in Major League Baseball across the last four seasons by a comfortable margin (over Boston's Dustin Pedroia, Philadelphia's Chase Utley, and Texas's Ian Kinsler), will hit free agency for the first time in his career next offseason, and he is interested in getting paid a large sum of money for a large number of years. Cano is represented by Scott Boras, after all. You may have heard of him.