Robinson Cano can now proudly say he’s a member of the Seattle Mariners…
…Wait, is that something to be proud of? The things people will be proud of for money these days – LOL.
I can’t hate on a man trying to make as much money as possible. I just can’t believe MLB owners have allowed the contracts to get this outta hand. I know they can afford it, but America is in financial disarray. Aren’t these contracts sending a bad message? When health benefits start to disappear next year, the average American won’t even be able to afford to go to the ballpark anymore. The money aspect of this thing with Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, and now Robinson Cano is blowing my mind. Ya know, since we’re headed for an economic crisis.
Anyway… back to the baseball side. ***I guess the Yankees off-season just got a little more intriguing***
There’s just something about making out a line-up card that I can’t quite describe. It’ll always hold a special place for me and I’m not sure why? But seeing how the line-up shakes out is always the most intriguing part for me. Cano in Seattle means the Mariners actually have a legitimate power hitter for the first time in a long time.
Robinson Cano could actually help draw some other free agents too. And the Mariners plan on trying to solidify another bat. Carlos Beltran, Nelson Cruz, Shin Soo Choo are some of the bigger names still on the market. Plus, they could look to re-sign Michael Morse and/or Kendrys Morales. Personally, I’d try to resign Morales and nab Choo if possible. They wouldn’t be the favorites by any stretch, but the Mariners pitching staff is nice. With the addition of some quality hitters, winning 1-0 wouldn’t be the only path to victory for Seattle.
Here is the squad I would like to see take the field opening day in Seattle.
1 – Shin Soo Choo – RF
2 – Dustin Ackley – LF
3 – Robinson Cano – 2B
4 – Kyle Seager – 3B
5 – Kendrys Morales – DH
6 – Michael Saunders – CF
7 – Justin Smoak – 1B
8 – Mike Zunino – C
9 – Nick Franklin – SS