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David Ortiz Says Robinson Cano Signing with Mariners is 'Great News for Us'
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David Ortiz Says Robinson Cano Signing with Mariners is 'Great News for Us'

Dec 8 2013, 9:38pm CST | by

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz told radio station WEEI in Boston that the Seattle Mariners signing Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract is "great news for us" considering how Cano has hurt the Red Sox in the past.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz told WEEI Radio in Boston on Dec. 7 that the Seattle Mariners signing second baseman Robinson Cano "is great news for us." Ortiz said in the...

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David Ortiz Says Robinson Cano Signing with Mariners is 'Great News for Us'

Dec 8 2013, 9:38pm CST | by

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz told radio station WEEI in Boston that the Seattle Mariners signing Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract is "great news for us" considering how Cano has hurt the Red Sox in the past.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz told WEEI Radio in Boston on Dec. 7 that the Seattle Mariners signing second baseman Robinson Cano "is great news for us."

Ortiz said in the Bradford Files podcast of the radio station he's surprised the Red Sox's rivals, the New York Yankees, would let Cano walk off and accept another offer.

"That's what the players are getting -- young, talented players with the skills that he has, that's what they're getting. I couldn't believe the Yankees let that walk away. He's the face, as long as he played for the Yankees, he was the face of that ballclub.

"He was backing up everybody. Once I saw them not getting close to what he wants and signing (catcher Brian McCann) and (Jacoby Ellsbury), I definitely knew that he was going to go somewhere else.

"That's great news for us. That's great news. This guy hurt us. He is the guy that, you're never going to forget about him because he puts up some monster numbers. He puts up some monster numbers. Now let's see how everything goes with him on the West Coast."

Ortiz's comments come a day after the Yankees' star second baseman agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal complete with a full no-trade clause with the Mariners. Cano's contract is the third-biggest ever in Major League Baseball history, tying him with Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who signed with Arte Moreno's franchise in 2011. 

Cano's now-former teammate, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, signed a lucrative 10-year, $275 million contract extension with the Yankees in late 2007. 

With Cano's new deal all but official, Ortiz labels it as "well-deserved," per WEEI

"Well-deserved. Well-deserved. I'm telling you, I knew he was going to get something around that because he's one of the best players in the game right now and that's where the best players are at. 

"The way he makes the game look, it's ridiculous. It's just impossible. He makes the game look so easy...Now, we're not going to be able to see him that much, thank God. He's going to the West Coast. Wishing him the best. He's a good friend of mine, and like I said, well-deserved." 

The ESPN report also mentions Cano is scheduled to undergo his physical with the Mariners on Monday. 

 
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An epic 2014 World Series is fresh in the books, which means the next major order of business is deciding the worthy winners of Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player awards. San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner staked his claim as the most clutch player in baseball en route to World Series MVP honors, but the league MVP awards aren't won in the postseason. The votes are cast prior to October, but with 162 games to draw from, more than a few candidat ...
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The Red Sox will trade Yoenis Cespedes eventually

Oct 27 2014 11:33am CDT | Source: SBNation

Cespedes has a new agent and the Red Sox have outfielders aplenty. He'll have a new home soon. The Red Sox are going to trade Yoenis Cespedes. It's not what they initially wanted to do with him after sending Jon Lester to the A's for him in July, but that's what's going to end up happening. It's not necessarily a failing that will cause it, either, and you can ...
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It’s about the guys holding the bats, not the coaches

Oct 24 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: mets blog

Matthew Cerrone: Kevin Long is a good addition. He’s a respected, smart, creative hitting coach. I’m glad he was hired by the Mets. However, while awesome hitting coaches are great, awesome hitters are better. It’s about the guys at the plate holding the bat, not the guy running tee-and-toss drills, David Lennon wrote this morning (Newsday, Oct. 24). “Long is not going to drive in any runs for the Mets,” he writes. “That’s the job of David Wright, Lucas Duda, Curtis Granders ...
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Offseason Outlook: Seattle Mariners

Oct 24 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Fresh off the largest signing in franchise history — and the third largest in MLB history — the Mariners came within one game of a Wild Card playoff berth. They’ll look to improve upon their 87 wins and set their sights closer to the top of the division in the coming offseason. Guaranteed Contracts Robinson Cano, 2B: $216MM through 2023 Felix Hernandez, RHP: $128MM through 2019 Fernando Rodney, RHP: $7MM through 2015 Willie Bloomquist, INF/OF: $3MM thro ...
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8 things to know about Kevin Long

Oct 24 2014 8:56am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mets announced Thursday that they have hired Kevin Long to be their new hitting coach >> Read More. Here are eight things worth knowing about Long… 1. Long was drafted by the Royals in 1989. He got as high as Triple-A before retiring as a player early in 1997. Long was a second-team All-American at the University of Arizona where he still holds the school record for extra-base hits and total bases. 2. He was a Class-A manager for the Royals, where he was named co-Ma ...
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Dustin Pedroia, Yoenis Cespedes, Jackie Bradley Jr. named as Gold Glove finalists

Oct 23 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: espn red sox

Finalists for the Gold Glove Awards were announced Thursday, and the Boston Red Sox have three contenders: Dustin Pedroia at second base, Yoenis Cespedes in left field, and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field. Pedroia is vying for his second straight and fourth Gold Glove overall at second base, having also claimed the honor in 2008 and 2011. His competition this year includes the Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, who won two Gold Gloves while playing ...
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Yoenis Cespedes Signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports Agency

Oct 20 2014 6:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports have landed another big-time client, wrestling Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes away from Adam Katz of the Wasserman Media Group.    The company's official Twitter feed announced the news Monday: The Cuban slugger becomes the fourth MLB player to sign with Roc Nation, joining teammate and countryman Rusney Castillo, as well as Robinson Cano and CC Sabathia. Kevin Durant and Victor Cruz are among other big ...
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M’s, Reds, White Sox and Tigers also want a power hitter

Oct 17 2014 9:35am CDT | Source: mets blog

The Mariners, Reds, White Sox and Tigers will be Sandy Alderson’s primary competition for a power hitter this off season, according to research by ESPN’s Mark Simon (ESPN, Oct. 16). “The Mariners could be a problem for the Mets this offseason,” Simon explains. “Manager Lloyd McClendon has already said the team needs a No. 4 hitter to pair with 2B Robinson Cano and 3B Kyle Seager. The Mariners have both the money and ...
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Mariners’ President: Payroll Will Increase In 2015

Oct 2 2014 11:42pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Earlier this week, Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said that he felt he would have more financial resources to work with, and today Mariners president Kevin Mather confirmed as much in an appearance on 710 ESPN’s Brock and Salk show (Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN has transcribed some of the highlights). Mather explains that the Mariners spent $16MM more than they had budgeted for in 2014, but ownership has no intention of scaling that back after seeing the team’s performance this season: ...
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