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36 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

Think how little the Mets must think of his ability if they are willing to pay him $44 million to sit on a couch or potentially play against them.

That's the simple version. The other version is they had a tougher decision to make from 28 to 26 and have a better roster/roster composition than us. 

They were making decisions on Dom Smith, JD Davis types. 

We were making decisions on Danny Mendick. 

They also have Jeff McNeil who can play 2b and has produced. They have Eduardo Escobar who can play 2b/3b too. 

Simply put we should not be as dismissive of Cano as the board seems to be at this juncture. That's not to say there aren't a ton of strikes against Cano -- age, limited position mobility, roids, etc. But take the Harrison contract out of it, or the Leury love by TLR. There's very little doubt that Cano could easily produce at the level of our bottom part of roster. For a league minimum? That's something you consider because the risk/reward is palatable. 

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3 minutes ago, he gone. said:

That's the simple version. The other version is they had a tougher decision to make from 28 to 26 and have a better roster/roster composition than us. 

They were making decisions on Dom Smith, JD Davis types. 

We were making decisions on Danny Mendick. 

They also have Jeff McNeil who can play 2b and has produced. They have Eduardo Escobar who can play 2b/3b too. 

Simply put we should not be as dismissive of Cano as the board seems to be at this juncture. That's not to say there aren't a ton of strikes against Cano -- age, limited position mobility, roids, etc. But take the Harrison contract out of it, or the Leury love by TLR. There's very little doubt that Cano could easily produce at the level of our bottom part of roster. For a league minimum? That's something you consider because the risk/reward is palatable. 

I'd give Cano an MILB deal and stick him in Charlotte for a couple weeks to see if he can still play passable 2B.  It would cost the pro-rated minimum, so less than $500k if they called him up.  Not a whole lot to lose.  

But the problem is he can't play 2B any longer.  Hard to think he'd be a better option than Yolbert at this point. 

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dont disagree, but two months ago romy was yolbert right? we change our minds a lot as sox fans. they're all "meh' options at the end of the day. 

maybe one day we'll get a RF or 2B. would be nice haha. 

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1 hour ago, ChiSox59 said:

I'd give Cano an MILB deal and stick him in Charlotte for a couple weeks to see if he can still play passable 2B.  It would cost the pro-rated minimum, so less than $500k if they called him up.  Not a whole lot to lose.  

But the problem is he can't play 2B any longer.  Hard to think he'd be a better option than Yolbert at this point. 

He already turned down a trip to the Mets minors, why would he go to the Sox minors? 

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4 minutes ago, he gone. said:

dont disagree, but two months ago romy was yolbert right? we change our minds a lot as sox fans. they're all "meh' options at the end of the day. 

maybe one day we'll get a RF or 2B. would be nice haha. 

Romy is hurt.

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On 5/10/2022 at 4:19 AM, Texsox said:

He already turned down a trip to the Mets minors, why would he go to the Sox minors? 

Cuban/Latin connection, lol.  Yes, I realize he's not from there, but the White Sox have perhaps the most dominant Latino clubhouse leadership/vibe (other than TA7, Lucas and Liam) of any team in baseball.

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18 minutes ago, Quin said:

Damn you, Preller...?

In fairness it should be damn you  JR or Kenny or Hahn . Pick one. This is not a major loss but the Sox have a weakness and Cano could be worth nothing or he could become a nice addition. You cannot use the money excuse. 

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6 minutes ago, SCCWS said:

In fairness it should be damn you  JR or Kenny or Hahn . Pick one. This is not a major loss but the Sox have a weakness and Cano could be worth nothing or he could become a nice addition. You cannot use the money excuse. 

Unless the Sox are looking for a chemist to fix their hitting woes, Cano is not a solution. They could use a 2B. It isn't even clear if Cano can still play there. They need to aim a bit higher. 

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8 minutes ago, SCCWS said:

In fairness it should be damn you  JR or Kenny or Hahn . Pick one. This is not a major loss but the Sox have a weakness and Cano could be worth nothing or he could become a nice addition. You cannot use the money excuse. 

I was definitely trying to convey sarcasm there.

Cano sucks and if we're trying any new solution at 2B, it should be Yolbert.

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21 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

Unless the Sox are looking for a chemist to fix their hitting woes, Cano is not a solution. They could use a 2B. It isn't even clear if Cano can still play there. They need to aim a bit higher. 

I'd say it's pretty clear that he cannot play ML caliber 2nd base. He may make a play here and there and even have a good game or two, but not something a contender is going to rely on. The notion reminds me of KW's moves of bringing in an end-of-career player to get a blaze of glory in their final days. A last hurrah! Not the same thing as the Cards bringing in Pujols; that's a different case altogether.
There are only so many roster spots available, this is a ridiculous idea.
Maybe the Pad's can make something of him, but the Sox have no business getting into the Cano brand.

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2 hours ago, Quin said:

I was definitely trying to convey sarcasm there.

Cano sucks and if we're trying any new solution at 2B, it should be Yolbert.

How long til they try it?  Leury has been a bit more useful lately. 

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