Monday, December 24, 2012
The Yankees have declined Robinson Cano's request to play in this years Dominican Winter League playoffs. Cano will be entering his age 30 season and will be the integral part of the Yankees offensive attack so this move makes a lot of sense especially when you consider that he has played in the third most number of games in the last six seasons with at least 159 games in each. He really has nothing to gain and everything to lose from this so this makes sense from the Yankees point of view.
The Yankees continue to search for a right handed bat in the outfield to compliment Ichiro and they are reportedly interested in long time Braves player Matt Diaz. Matt has battled some injuries but is reportedly regained his health to 100% and would be willing to sign a one year deal. His batting line against left handed pitching really intrigues me as well with a triple slash of .324/.364/.498 to go with what one would think would be a very inexpensive base salary. I would welcome Matt to New York although I fear that it would mean a loss of Chris Dickerson on the 40 man roster and the team all together.