Marchand: Teams have inquired about Robinson CanoBy
Via Andrew Marchand: Teams have contacted the Yankees looking to trade for Robinson Cano, but they aren’t looking to move him. The club’s goal is to re-sign their star second baseman and move forward with him as the centerpiece of the lineup. I am curious to know who made those calls, however. Dodgers? Tigers? Nationals? The Cardinals did ask him prior to 2009, remember.
Cano, 30, is having a typical Robinson Cano year, which means hitting .302/.386/.531 (144 wRC+) with 21 homers and being one of the very best all-around players in baseball. He has big-time trade value despite being eligible for free agency after the season. If the Yankees decide to deal him (extremely unlikely), they should ask for nothing less than an elite prospect in return. A half-season of Carlos Beltran fetched Zack Wheeler, and Robbie is a) better now than Beltran was then, and b) doesn’t come with any of the injury concerns.