Boston, MA, United States (NewsBahn) – Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz told a media outlet that the rival New York Yankees are a good deal less formidable with Robinson Cano’s signing by the Seattle Mariners.
Cano hit 27 homers and drove in 107 runs last season for the Bronx Bombers, though the Red Sox won another World Series.
“That’s what the players are getting — young, talented players with the skills that he has, that’s what they’re getting,” Ortiz told WEEI Radio. “I couldn’t believe the Yankees let that walk away. He’s the face, as long as he played for the Yankees, he was the face of that ballclub. He was backing up everybody.”
Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million deal with the M’s, probably two more years and $60 million more than the Yanks were willing to go.
“This guy hurt us,” Ortiz said. “He is the guy that, you’re never going to forget about him because he puts up some monster numbers. He puts up some monster numbers. Now let’s see how everything goes with him on the West Coast.”