Results for tag: Robinson Cano
Posted by: Jack Curry on Aug 23, 2010 at 01:21:27 PM

TORONTO – Robinson Cano was exasperated. He waved his hands toward the scoreboard operator’s booth at Yankee Stadium, futilely trying to get some music pumping during early batting practice. Cano never got the music a few weeks ago, but he did get his swings. Cano always gets his swings.

For a team that has the best record in Major League baseball, the Yankees have spent a lot of time explaining what has gone awry. A.J. Burnett and Javier Vazquez have had too many erratic starts. Joba Chamberlain fumbled away his job as the eighth-inning setup man. Mark Teixeira was missing for most of April and May. Derek Jeter’s average is over 50 points lower than last season’s average. Alex Rodriguez’s average and home run totals are down, too.

But, other than some occasional

Posted by: Jack Curry on Jun 10, 2010 at 04:08:14 PM

Robinson Cano stood on first base after chopping a game-tying single to right field against the Orioles on Wednesday night, stuffed a piece of bubble gum in his mouth and failed to suppress a smile. At that moment, Cano looked more like a Little Leaguer than one of the best players in baseball.

To watch Cano is to watch a player who is giddy, confident and aware. Watch Cano after he gets another important hit or makes another stylish play at second base. He will usually point to a teammate or to the dugout and smile. It is fun to be that good and to know you are going to get even better.

The evolution of Cano from a very good player to a superb player is happening this season and it is happening at an alarming rate. Cano is hitting .376, which leads the Majors, and has 12 homers and 46 runs

Posted by: Jack Curry on May 3, 2010 at 10:24:26 AM

Roberto Alomar was a talented and stylish second baseman, a player who was enjoyable to watch because of the way he played the game. When Alomar watches Robinson Cano, another talented and stylish second baseman, he sees a player that he enjoys watching. Alomar also sees a player that he believes can and will improve.

“He’s one of the best second basemen of his generation,” said Alomar in a telephone interview last week. “He can still get better.”

So far, Cano is having a superb season for the Yankees with a .387 average, nine homers and 21 runs batted in. He has embraced the challenge of batting fifth in the lineup, he is hitting with runners in scoring position and he has been the most dynamic player on a team filled with superstars. He has more homers the

Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 27, 2010 at 06:42:18 PM

BALTIMORE –- The Yankees have played 18 games, which is about 11 percent of their schedule. It is barely an appetizer, the equivalent of receiving bread and water before a seven-course meal. No matter how satisfied the Yankees were about going 12-6, it is only a sliver of their season.

Believe it or not, there is still time for Javier Vazquez to potentially win the 15 games, still time for Mark Teixeira to hit like himself and still time for Nick Johnson to climb above the .270 mark. Likewise, there is still time for Andy Pettitte to pitch like a mortal, for Robinson Cano to struggle with runners in scoring position and even time for the mighty Mariano Rivera to blow a save.

But, for now, the 18-game sample, however small, is the way to evaluate the Yankees. General Manager Brian