Cano will participate in Homerun Derby

Mariano Rivera's Road Woes
Game 83: Derek's Back

Via Mark Feinsand, Robinson Cano has accepted an invitation to participate in the Homerun Derby next week. AL captain David Ortiz asked him to join after Mark Teixeira declined the invitation to spend the break with his family. Adrian Gonzalez and Jose Bautista will also take their hacks. Cano was originally named to the Derby last year, but withdrew because of a minor back injury that may or may not have been real.

Mariano Rivera's Road Woes
Game 83: Derek's Back
  • bonestock94


  • CC’s third leg


  • jramey

    why? unnecessary risk

  • Matt Imbrogno

    In before the freaking out over this ruining his swing.

  • Betty Lizard

    Of all the “dangers” that might negatively impact the Yankees, Cano’s participation in the Home Run Derby might just make it to the very bottom of the list.

    Look on the bright side: he’ll be able to swing at the first pitch to his heart’s content.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    I don’t agree with the whole “the home run derby ruins your swing forever.” Look at who it happened to, older people (Bobby Abreu). Griffey still hit HRs, Fat Sloppy still does. It doesn’t change your swing.

  • mike c

    good for him, I hope he has some fun cutting it up with those guys… I’m a fan of this years AL (all-latino) sluggers

  • Monteroisdinero

    Has Arod been in it as a Yankee?

  • Bob Michaels

    A.Rod is not good at the HRD, pressure to perform is too much for Alex.

    • Len S.

      What? Must be a joke. Just in case, 2009 playoffs says hello asshole.

      • AC

        Len. I don’t know if you watch games or not but besides 2009 playoffs he has never done crap. Pressure situation he never comes through. We have no choice but to root for him but otherwise in the past he was an out b4 he stepped into batters box.

        • Len S.

          Yankee fans hating Yankee players. How novel.

      • AC

        Len. I don’t know if you watch games or not but besides 2009 playoffs he has never done crap. Pressure situation he never comes through

        • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka)

          The funny thing is that because of this post, I am POSITIVE you don’t watch games.

        • Len S.

          Been watching since 1978.

          • El Anonimo


        • http://none Favrest

          From 04-06 Arod was terrified of pressure situations, but in 2007, he turned a big corner. In 09, he and CC carried us.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Pressure to perform? I’d say by the time he retires, his .300/800/2500 says otherwise. But, okay.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cano, HRD champ, mostly line drive shots…he’s gonna put on a laser show! You heard it hear first, I try and predict baseball!

    • Rob NY

      BUT YOU CAN’T!!!!

  • Dave

    Umm…Len if you’ve been watching games since ’78 you’d know that Arod’s far from being clutch. He hits solo shots at unimportant times. Yes, I know about ’09 but one year does not make you a clutch player. A clutch player doesn’t need to try to knock the ball out of the opposing teams glove(that’s bush league).

    • Len S.

      R U Red Sox fan. Whatever Yankee-hating dudes! Carry On!

    • Brian S.

      He has an OPS over .900 in “late and close situations.” How is that not fucking clutch?

      • Len S.

        It’s the narrative. It needs to be honored at all costs…and facts.

    • hogsmog

      Wait are people actually still thinking this? People can read this blog and think this thing? Unreal.

  • danimal

    I love how this thread turned into a “whether A-Rod is clutch” discussion. I feel like it’s 2005 again…

    And Cano? Anyone want to weigh in on Cano?