Official Video: Brian Cashman says he doesn't see Cano's laziness but that A-Rod is 'Good, Bad, and Ugly' | Bob's Blitz

Official Video: Brian Cashman says he doesn't see Cano's laziness but that A-Rod is 'Good, Bad, and Ugly'

This morning, Phil Mushnick pretty much sums up Robinson Cano (who, for someone in the quote unquote contract year push, really busts it out of the box like he's in year 7 of a 10 year mega deal):

Saturday, it was Fox’s turn [to not see Robinson Cano's laziness for what it is]. After a three-way chat between Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal on how the Yankees must re-sign Cano, perhaps for $200 million, Cano hit one to the right of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who made a diving stop, rose, reversed course, then threw Cano out ... by two yards.

A tape showed what we’ve come to expect: First, Cano jogged. Next, after seeing Pedroia had to dive, he began to run. Finally, as Pedroia began to throw toward first, Cano resumed jogging. The least he could do was all that he did. Again.

But, again, no one calling the game on TV saw — or saw fit to mention — that Cano surrendered early, that he surrenders early and often.

Recently, the Yankees batting order often featured Brett Gardner busting it to first, followed by Cano jogging. That’s tough to take, like dropping your ice cream cone after two licks. But on TV, this is seen, not heard.

Last night, as the Yanks dropped into a 4th place tie in the AL East, Yanks GM Brian Cashman said "he doesn't see" the laziness everyone else does. When asked 'Alex Rodriguez' during a game of word association with ESPN's Buster Olney, he replied: "Complicated," Cashman said of Rodriguez. "It's kind of like the Clint Eastwood movie, 'The Good The Bad and the Ugly.'" Asked about Arod's ridiculous contract, the GM stated, "It's an enormous contract and I think that, I would say probably, he couldn't live up to it but he's doing everything he can to try to do so."

And what are the hopes that Alex returns to form following yet another hip surgery? "Hopefully he can return to being at the very least an above-average player at that position because that's what he's been for the last few years," Cashman said. "Once his injuries came into play with him, they may have taken away his ability to be a superstar. But he's still an above-average player at that position and hopefully that's what we're gonna get."

That's just like have tenure...

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