Cashman talks Cano, Granderson, trade deadlineBy
Prior to this afternoon’s game against the Angels, Brian Cashman spoke to the media about a number of pressing topics. I was planning to do a bullet point recap, but MLBTR did one already so I’ll just point you that way. In a nutshell, Cashman said they’ll explore extensions for Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson this offseason and that prices leading up to the deadline are too high for marginal upgrades.
The second point is obvious, of course he’s going to say trade prices are too high. The first point is interesting only because both Cano and Granderson are under contract for next season — or at least will be once their no-brainer options are picked up — and the team’s policy is to not re-sign players until their current deals expire. Cano was already the exception once before and if they’re going to break policy again, he’s certainly the guy to do it with. No harm is exploring a long-term deal for Granderson as well, but he will be 33 in the first year of a new pact. Can’t get caught up in paying either guy for what they’ve already done.