Cards asked about Cano

Chad Jennings goes long
Open thread: NFC Championship Game

Via MLBTR, St. Louis GM John Mozeliak called the Yanks asking about the availability of second basemen Robinson Cano. The Yanks’ response: it’ll take Carlos Beltran pwner Adam Wainwright. And that was that. Good to see the Yanks still have faith in Robbie and believe he will return to elite 2B status.

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Chad Jennings goes long
Open thread: NFC Championship Game
  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I would have asked for Rasmus: he’s just as untouchable but at least he fills a need and is quite the prospect himself.

    • Reggie C.

      +1.

    • Mike Pop

      Agreed Pablo.

    • http://myspace.com/electricknoise History Teacher

      I’m not sure if Cano is worth Wain. Cano has tons of potential especially for a 2nd baseman. I look for him to blow up this year in a lethal lineup. Hopefully he doesn’t take the first half of the year off like last season. Plus filling a starter would then create a hole at second. Here’s my two needs for the Yanks…
      – Forget Andy P. How terrible that he’s holding out for more money. I always loved him, but he’s beyond his best. Who had your back with the HGH ordeal? He should be begging to come back on this amazing new team in a sweet new ballpark. I say we take a cheap risk on Sheets. We can use Hughes or whoever until we know how Sheets is holding up. If he is the Ben Sheets I’ve seen in the past… he’s a stud.
      -Centerfield… I like Gardner’s hustle and Melky’s D, but I would love to see someone more established. I’d hate to trade Nady (I think he’s a great hitter) but if we could get a nice centerfielder, I’ll take my chances with Swisher who may bounce back in a big way.
      LETS GO YANKEES THIS YEAR! SO FAR CA$HMAN HAS BEEN BRILLIANT AND PLEASE>…NO MANNY!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Yikes.

      2012 pointed me to this post. Good God, man.

  • Bruno

    I’d hate to see Robbie go, so I’m glad Cash is asking the right price.

  • Mike Pop

    Is Wainwright worth Cano?

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      No. He’s about a #3 starter.

      Irrelevant but he’s about the best-case scenario for Zach McAllister.

      • Dirt

        He was the ace of their team last year after Carpenter went down. He posted a 3.20 ERA last year, and a 3.70 ERA in 202 IP. I’m also a Cardinal fan, and he’s been their stopper for quite some time now.

        • Dirt

          **3.70 ERA in 202 IP in 2007

          • Doug

            as a cards fan, would you trade him for cano?

    • Stryker

      i don’t think so. in my mind we have our own adam wainwright in phil hughes. cano’s offensive production (even in a down year) for a 2B is great. i’d rather keep him than give up that kind of offense at a premium position for a piece similar to what we already have.

      • Mike Pop

        Hmm, if Wainwright has the upside like Hughes wouldn’t it be a good deal for us to give up Robbie for him?

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        In two years Hughes >> Wainwright.

        • Mike Pop

          Hopefully no more injuries effect his “road to the show”.

        • Buhner’s barber

          How time distorts things.

  • Jake
  • Bryan

    I really hope we don’t trade Cano. O-Dog would not be worth it. Cano has too much potential to give up unless it is an absolutely overwhelming deal.

  • meytrix7

    rick ankiel should be next cf trade kennedy and melky and maybe nady for him cards like kennedy alot ankiels a free agent after 09

    • Mike Pop

      ya dude we should definitely do that ankiel is awesome man i like ankiel alot it would be smart decision

      • UWS

        +1

    • Will (the other one)

      Why? Even if you’re not sold on Kennedy as being a future stud, that’s WAY too much to give up to get .262/.325/.488 out of a guy whose defense is adequate but not much more than that.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      why not just trade melky and kennedy for pujols maybe throw in nady on second thought why not just trade them for beltran or maybe even sizemore we could throw in a comma just for the hell of it or maybe a capital letter or a period that would be a thought to think about

  • meytrix7

    cause ankiel is short porch built swing in a fa year you know hes gonna put up big numbers watching him trow is worth price of admission , this is the guy cash wants hes just waiting to see what pieces he can trade after spring traing

    • UWS

      Your other personality’s name is “65hughes,” isn’t it?

      • Mike Pop

        It is his long lost brotha.

  • meytrix7

    lol be realistic cards want to move him need pitching

  • teixburnathia

    Cano, Kennedy and Swisher for Wainwright and Rasmus

    • Mike Pop

      Might be too much too give up.

      • Doug

        for who? the cards…yup. look, they’re not dealing wainwright for cano. and there’s no possible way they’d even consider rasmus for kennedy and swisher. rasmus is one of the top half-dozen prospects in all of baseball

        • UWS

          Sarcasm fail.

          • Doug

            who me?

  • meytrix7

    no cano give him another shot you trade cano who plays second wait maybe cards can throw in thier 2b adam kennedy ,, naaaaa

    • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

      Get me what he’s smoking

      • Mike Pop

        or drinking.

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          or both.

  • Mike Pop

    Big trade just went through.

    • Mike Pop

      Sold pretty low on Pie eh, maybe a Peavy trade is coming.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        That’s the first thing that popped into my mind. The Padres wanted Olsen for Greene, and now the Cubbies can included him a deal for Peavy.

        Olsen, Vitters, Cedeno, Jeff Stevens for Peavy?

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          +1.

        • Mike Pop

          I guess that could work. Is Headley going to be a full time LF now?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      I think you meant “a” trade.

      • Mike Pop

        Heh, we should hopped in on that. Could of gave up anyone but Melvin.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          If you look up the definition of “untouchable” in the dictionary it says “Melvin Croussett”.

  • Bonos

    Interesting that the Yankees were not in on that Pie trade. They must feel Gardner/Cabrera are the better option. This makes me feel better about Gardner. Pie is a very nice trade for Baltimore, at worst a very good fourth OF.

    • UNION YES.

      I think it has more to do with AJax

  • UNION YES.

    and the Os are about to lock up Markakis.

  • Bonos

    Anyone who thinks that Ajax is blasting into NY by 2010 needs a reality check. He looks to be at least a couple of years away if then.

    • UNION YES.

      I know he’s raw. But 2012?

      • Future Dweller

        Nah. He’ll be ready by 2010, but I don’t see the Yankees playing both Gardner and AJax. Maybe a deal to the Tigers. Package AJax and one of the Big Three for Curtis Granderson, giving the Yankees some LH’d power in the OF.

        Make it happen, Cash!

        Feeling really good about the team’s chances in 2009. I think they’ll go all the way.

        Anyway, gotta hop. Time machine is humming.

    • Zack

      it all depends what he does this year, if he’s just mediocre in AAA then they’ll wait another year, if he lights it up theres no reason he wont be up in september

  • Bonos

    I’m a fan of both Gardner and Jackson. I just wish we had a few more high end OF options in the minors. With the mega contracts we need some reasonably priced players especially in the OF.

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