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July 10, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Robinson Cano had a rough night Monday at the Home Run Derby in Kansas City. But he didn't get any sympathy from the crowd at Kauffman Stadium -- in fact, those folks likely had a lot to do with the 0-for-10 performance of the defending Derby champion. The New York Yankees second baseman was booed relentlessly starting the first time he was shown on the big screen during batting practice, with the jeers turning to cheers only when Cano recorded an out. He received a standing ovation when leaving the field with a goose egg on the scoreboard.
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April 11, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin, This post has been updated
Commissioner Bud Selig is considering whether to fine the New York Yankees for tampering, the result of an investigation triggered by Yankees President Randy Levine's comment last winter that he would offer Angels outfielder Mike Trout a 10-year contract. The potential fine was disclosed by two people with knowledge of the matter but not authorized to comment about it. The amount of the possible fine was not disclosed. The Angels were furious Levine dropped Trout's name into a December interview about why the Yankees declined to match the 10-year contract the Seattle Mariners offered to 31-year-old second baseman Robinson Cano.
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April 2, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired Scott Boras as his agent Tuesday morning. Rapper Jay-Z announced the formation of a new sports representation group, Roc Nation Sports, on the same day. In related news, Jay-Z's group already has landed a big-name client: Cano, who will be a free agent at the end of this season unless he re-signs with the Yankees before then. Roc Nation, an entertainment company that represents such acts as Rihanna, Shakira and Timbaland, is teaming with Creative Artists Agency, which already has a baseball group that says it has negotiated $100-million-plus contracts for Ryan Braun, Matt Cain, Ryan Zimmerman and Buster Posey.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
SEATTLE -- The Garrett Richards of 2012 or early 2013 may have been stressed by the situation he faced in the third inning Wednesday night -- two on, one out and the heart of the Seattle order, Robinson Cano and Justin Smoak, coming up. The Richards of 2014 remained calm, inducing a weak grounder to first from Cano and, with runners on second and third, striking out Smoak with a nasty curve in the dirt, the highlight of a seven-inning, one-hit, six-strikeout,...
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December 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Robinson Cano, who was introduced Thursday at a news conference making his 10-year, $240-million contract with the Seattle Mariners official, has a different definition of respect and effort than most people. When asked if he felt the Yankees wanted him back, he said: "Honestly, I would say no. I didn't feel respect. I didn't get any respect from them and I didn't see any effort. " The Yankees last offer to Cano was seven years, $175 million. That seems like a lot of respect and effort.
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February 28, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon , the former major league outfielder, was the manager. The Juice won an AAU national championship, Burnett said. "We probably won 85 games in a row," he said. "That was probably the best team I've ever been a part of. " Burnett and Fielder should have quite a few reunions this summer.
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August 11, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
The Angels roughed up Mariano Rivera twice in three days. They did not have to face Alex Rodriguez or CC Sabathia. They still lost the series. So, since the Angels are a team with October aspirations, just how do they match up with the New York Yankees? "If you go by payroll, they've got us beat," outfielder Torii Hunter said. The city of New York went into full panic mode on Thursday, even though the Yankees beat the Angels, 6-5. Rivera had his third consecutive poor outing — this time giving up a three-run home run to Russell Branyan — forcing the fans of the spending champions to freak out about what might happen in the ninth inning come October.
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June 27, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
What could have been a spirit-lifting victory for the Dodgers quickly turned into their ugliest loss of the season. Overtaxed closer Jonathan Broxton blew a four-run lead and the usually level-headed Garret Anderson was tossed from the game in a brutal ninth inning for the Dodgers, who were beaten an inning later on a two-run home run by Robinson Cano. The 8-6 defeat to the New York Yankees was capped by the 10th-inning ejection of Russell Martin, who slammed his bat when a pitch from Mariano Rivera that he believed was ball four was called for a third strike.
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December 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It appears the New York Yankees have found their replacement for Robinson Cano: Second baseman Brian Roberts, who has played his entire 13-year major league career with the Baltimore Orioles, has agreed to a one-year, $2-million deal to play in the Bronx. Roberts hit .249 with eight homers and 39 RBIs last season in the final year of a four-year, $40-million deal. Roberts, 36, has struggled with injuries since 2009, when he batted .283 with 16 homers, 79 RBIs and a major-league-leading 56 doubles.
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July 22, 2009 | Associated Press
Sergio Mitre earned his first win in two years, Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and the surging New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 6-4, on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. The Yankees (56-37) moved a season-best 19 games over .500 and took a one-game lead in the AL East over Boston, which lost to Texas. New York hasn't been alone in first this late in the season since it won the division in 2006.
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April 1, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two out in the third, Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson intentionally walked the left-handed-hitting Robinson Cano to load the bases for switch-hitter Justin Smoak. Cano entered with a .367 average (11 for 30) against Wilson, and Smoak had a .207 mark (six for 29), but the move backfired, as Smoak drove a three-run double to left-center field to cap a four-run rally and give Seattle a 4-0 lead. AT THE PLATE: Mariners shortstop Brad Miller hit two homers, a solo shot to center off Wilson in the fifth and a two-run rocket to right off Michael Kohn in the ninth.
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March 1, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
PEORIA, Ariz. -- The first at-bat went well for the Angels. Robinson Cano, the Seattle Mariners' $240-million man, could haunt the Angels this season. On Saturday, facing the Angels for the first time in a Seattle uniform, Cano struck out against C.J. Wilson. The next two at-bats did not go as well for the Angels, and neither did the game. Cano singled in two other at-bats, driving in one run and scoring another, in the Mariners' 5-3 victory over the Angels. The game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning because of rain -- lots of it. In a game in which the Angels' lineup included one regular -- outfielder Kole Calhoun -- the Angels got two of their seven hits from utility infielder Grant Green.
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February 28, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
About the Dodgers' four-outfielder problem ... while in the crowded neighborhood, could they make it a five-outfielder dilemma? Hey, spring is for those who dream, so you could excuse the Dodgers if they were feeling a tad wishful Friday after prospect Joc Pederson broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. The Dodgers went on to a 5-0 victory over the White Sox at Camelback Ranch, seven different pitchers combining to hold Chicago to five hits. The Dodgers had only two hits themselves entering the seventh when first baseman Clint Robinson -- a free-agent first baseman who would later add a two-run bomb of his own -- led off the inning with a single.
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February 28, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon , the former major league outfielder, was the manager. The Juice won an AAU national championship, Burnett said. "We probably won 85 games in a row," he said. "That was probably the best team I've ever been a part of. " Burnett and Fielder should have quite a few reunions this summer.
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February 9, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come. No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year - for the fourth consecutive year - and they pretty much sat out free agency too. After owner Arte Moreno dropped $375 million on Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, the Angels' largest expenditure this winter came to $16 million, for setup man Joe Smith.
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December 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It appears the New York Yankees have found their replacement for Robinson Cano: Second baseman Brian Roberts, who has played his entire 13-year major league career with the Baltimore Orioles, has agreed to a one-year, $2-million deal to play in the Bronx. Roberts hit .249 with eight homers and 39 RBIs last season in the final year of a four-year, $40-million deal. Roberts, 36, has struggled with injuries since 2009, when he batted .283 with 16 homers, 79 RBIs and a major-league-leading 56 doubles.
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July 27, 2009 | Associated Press
at New York 7, Oakland 5: Derek Jeter hit a go-ahead single, Robinson Cano had a three-run double and Mariano Rivera earned a four-out save. Baltimore 6, at Boston 2: Nick Markakis hit a home run and drove in three runs. The Orioles had lost 11 games in a row at Boston. at Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 1: Scott Rolen hit a three-run home run to back up rookie Brett Cecil (4-1). It was the first loss in the last six decisions for rookie Jeff Niemann (9-5).
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April 10, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jay-Z appears ready to dive head first into his new role as sports agent, with Yahoo! Sports reporting the rapper/businessman is looking to divest his share of ownership with the Brooklyn Nets. That move would free the cultural icon to pursue certification with the National Basketball Players Assn. as an agent. NBA rules state that no one with an ownership stake in a league team can be affiliated with a player representation company. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, owns less than 1% of the Nets but has been a high-profile figure as the team made its move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.
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December 13, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The baseball commissioner's office is investigating whether New York Yankees President Randy Levine was guilty of tampering when he said Friday that he would offer Angels outfielder Mike Trout a 10-year contract. The Angels are furious that Levine dropped Trout's name into an interview regarding the Yankees' decision not to match the 10-year contract the Seattle Mariners offered to 31-year-old second baseman Robinson Cano. "If it was Mike Trout, I'd offer him a 10-year contract ," Levine told reporters in New York.
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December 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Robinson Cano, who was introduced Thursday at a news conference making his 10-year, $240-million contract with the Seattle Mariners official, has a different definition of respect and effort than most people. When asked if he felt the Yankees wanted him back, he said: "Honestly, I would say no. I didn't feel respect. I didn't get any respect from them and I didn't see any effort. " The Yankees last offer to Cano was seven years, $175 million. That seems like a lot of respect and effort.
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