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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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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 the young talent to get the players they want. ...
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Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 MLB draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue Jays wouldn’t be able to sign him without forfe ...
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Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 MLB draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue J ...
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 MLB draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue Jays wouldn’t be able to sign him without forfeiting their top pick. Still, ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 MLB draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue Jays ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 MLB draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue Jays wouldn’t be able to ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 MLB draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue Jays ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Blue Jays set to pick 18th in 2015 draft

Oct 1 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to select 18th in the 2015 amateur draft after finishing the 2014 season with an 83-79 record. There’s a caveat, though. If GM Alex Anthopoulos signs a free agent who has declined a qualifying offer, the Blue Jays would have to surrender the 18th pick and the accompanying bonus pool money. For example, if James Shields were to decline a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals, the Blue Jays wouldn’t be able to sign him without ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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