June 15, 2008
CANO TAKES A SEAT (GEORGE A. KING III, June 15, 2008, NY Post)
In a conversation with hitting coach Kevin Long, Don Mattingly mentioned the weight of a $30 million contract might be at the root of Robinson Cano's recent struggles. [...]
While Long suggested Cano might benefit from sitting today and tomorrow being dark so he has three days to flush his mind, Girardi said he was taking it day to day.
Cano had driven in one run since May 25, had one hit in 15 at-bats with runners in scoring position and was batting .188 (12-for-64) overall in the clutch.
It's a peculiar thing but the recent landscape of baseball is littered with 2b who looked good briefly or posted a couple good years and then faded fast. Perhaps it's just as simple as the fact guys mostly don't end up at the position in the first place if they aren't limited in some significant ways. Posted by Orrin Judd at June 15, 2008 12:05 PM