Looks like it's time to throw your diamonds up. No, Mr. Cano. Not your actual diamonds.
Robinson Cano has fired his not-so-long-time agent, Scott Boras, in order to sign with Jay-Z's new sports management company. I don't really know what to make of this, though some seem to think this means Cano will sign an extension with the Yanks rather than become a free agent and extort the Yanks only to sign with the Dodgers. Draft Dodgers the way they're going after free agents rather than player development if you ask me.
How can a Yankee's fan criticize the Dodgers for lavish spending? Start a blog, that's how. It's called the marketplace of shudupyafacewhydon'ya!
Back to Cano. I don't see how Jay-Z's first move in sports management would be to convince a high profile client to give a second discount to his current team. I'm no business genius, but would you sign to that sports management company? Exactly. Besides, Cano issued the following statement after signing to his new agency:
"You should know I bleed blue, but I ain't a Crip though."
Everyone knows how loyal to their home turf Crips are, so there's no guarantee Cano will re-sign with the Yanks just because Jay-Z slapped his Roc label on some already existing sports management company. In fact, it kind of just sounds like something some White guy came up with because he thought he could more easily sign young Black athletes if they thought they're going to work with Jay-Z. Ask Beanie Siegel and Memphis Bleek how that worked out for them. Oh that's right, Beanie's in Jail and no one's heard from Bleek in ages.
But maybe I shouldn't be so cynical. Maybe. But I'm going to go ahead and be cynical instead.