Robinson Cano is no longer a New York Yankee, having left for Seattle on a bonkers 10-year/$240 million deal. Hey I wonder what Big Papi thinks about that?
Shocker: You won’t see World Champion David Ortiz crying too many tears for the Yankees at the loss of their best hitter.
“I couldn’t believe the Yankees let that walk away,” Papi told WEEI’s Bradford Files podcast. “He’s the face, as long as he’s played for the Yankees, he was the face of that ballclub. He was backing up everybody.”
“That’s great news for us. That’s great news,” Ortiz added. “This guy hurt us. He is the guy that, you’re never going to forget about him because he puts up monster numbers. He puts up some monster numbers.”
It’s not often you see the Yankees lose out on a big-ticket free agent, but this is one time where the numbers got too high. This time the Yankees were happy to let someone else go crazy and overspend.
The Yankees are still spending money of course, they’re just spreading it around a little more. This offseason they’ve picked up Big Papi’s former teammate Jacoby Ellsbury. They’ve also brought in Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.
The Yankees are reloading, hoping to take down Big Papi and the champion Red Sox. Papi meanwhile is just sitting back throwing out offseason pot shots. You think he’s worried? I don’t think Papi ever worries about much. He just goes along like the river wide and slow. And mashes the ball come October.