Via George King's report on the new Cano deal:
"According to three people who know Cano, he didn’t enjoy playing for manager Joe Girardi and that may have factored into the decision, though the Mariners giving him $60 million more than the Yankees offered ($175 million) likely had more to do with him leaving. ...
'He told me he didn’t want to play for [Girardi],' a friend of Cano’s said."
Come on, guys. Do we really have to take the Boston route on this one and trash the guy now that he's on his way out of town? Have a little class. He was a great player while he was here, he did a lot of great things for the Yankees while he was in pinstripes, and he did exactly what any of us would have done if we had that kind of money on the table. Like I said yesterday, it was strictly a business decision for both sides and there's nothing wrong with that. Don't make it personal when it doesn't need to be.
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