In 2012 the Boston Red Sox had the worst record in the American League Eastern Division! In 2013 beginning in spring training, the term “Fear the Beard” was introduced for the Red Sox as a sign of unity and togetherness. The term spread far beyond the ballpark, and became a symbol for all those who are part of the Red Sox Nation. As a result of this unity, the Boston Red Sox won the American League East in 2013. Their team spirit and sense of unity carried them all the way to the World Series and ultimately had them claim the top prize as World Series Champions.
After the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, one of the biggest question people are asking, is what moves will my team make during the off season? Big Papi for sure will remain with the Red Sox, but there are still lingering questions for other players. Considering the World Series victory for the Boston Red Sox, our questions are what other changes will come for other players in Major League Baseball?
Robinson Cano, currently a New York Yankee is a “free agent” second baseman. Who will he sign with during this off season? Rumors are Cano and his agent Jay-Z are looking for a contract in the area of 300 Million dollars over ten years. Cano has played for the New York Yankees the last nine seasons. Cano plays stellar defense at second base, while batting .309 with 204 home runs. These are all great numbers for a position that’s mostly known for defense. So, what will he do?
The latest rumor has the New York Mets courting Robbie for a ten year contract. Some in the game claim Cano has one of the best swings in baseball. Will he command $300 million from any team, or will he be back with the New York Yankees? Can the Yankees afford to lose Cano’s defense and offensive numbers?
Only time will tell!