Is Mariano Rivera Right About Choosin...

Is Mariano Rivera Right About Choosing Dustin Pedroia over Robinson Cano?

There are 19 comments on the BleacherReport story from May 6, 2014, titled Is Mariano Rivera Right About Choosing Dustin Pedroia over Robinson Cano?. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was revered during his legendary career for his impeccable character, honesty and lifestyle.

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Mas

Lincoln, ME

#1 May 6, 2014
ROBINSON CANO is much better than DUSTIN PEDROIA any day!
Yankees miss Mo

Riverside, CA

#2 May 6, 2014
I think it would be very hard to dispute Cano is more naturally talented than Pedroia. What makes Pedroia a better player is his hustle and never quit attitude. Cano reminds me a bit of Mickey Mantle. I wonder at the end of Robinson's career will he wish he had handled things differently?
Joe

Denver, CO

#3 May 6, 2014
Mas wrote:
ROBINSON CANO is much better than DUSTIN PEDROIA any day!
Cano hits more home runs than Pedroia, but in virtually every other category Pedroia's best year exceeds Cano's best year (plate appearances, runs, hits, doubles, steals, OBP) and he has a better overall fielding percentage.

Cano does throw to first base more smugly. I will give him that.
Keysguy

Key Largo, FL

#4 May 6, 2014
Just watch tonight's game!!! He aint wrong!!!!
Evan Penn

Bangkok, Thailand

#5 May 6, 2014
The two are opposites. Pedroia is all hustle. Cano is all about relaxing.
One inspires his teammates to play harder, the other puts them to sleep.
EL GATO

Tampa, FL

#6 May 7, 2014
give me mr. hustle any time.
George

United States

#7 May 7, 2014
I agree with Mo. I love Robbie and wanted him to stay. If he showed any fire or desire like Derek Jeter did he would be a future Hall Of Famer. As much as I despise anything or any Red Sox, I have to admit that DP shows he wants to win and does everything he can to do so. I don't see that from Robbie.
Dr Rob nj

Newton, NJ

#8 May 7, 2014
I admire those who do the most with what they have to work with. Pedroia gives his all and shows up every game. Cano was given amazing talent at birth but is inconsistent. Winning the home run derby one year and being almost blanked the next is just one example of how we don't know which Cano is going to step into the batter's box. I'd take Pedroia any day because he inspires with his play around second and at the plate which can spark a team or a rally.
Joseph Girard

Palmer, MA

#9 May 7, 2014
Mas wrote:
ROBINSON CANO is much better than DUSTIN PEDROIA any day!
...The issue isn't talent. The issue is which player makes his team more competitive. You can have the 8 most talented in the game on your team and still never win the series
Mr Dee

White Plains, NY

#10 May 7, 2014
Without question Mr.Cano has talent, but from the very beginning of his career his lack of desire has been very evident in my opinion.
Mr Pedroia on the other hand uses all of his ability to give 110% at every opportunity, making him a thorn in every teams side. His desire to win makes him a more valuable player on any team, a credit to baseball and deserving of Jeter-esk respect.
It may not sound like it, but I am a Yankee fan who appreciates quality competition, even from the hated Red Sox.
Mr Dee

White Plains, NY

#11 May 7, 2014
Mr Rivera is very astute and an excellent judge of character, particularly in this instance.
Bob

Chester, PA

#12 May 7, 2014
Cano reminds me a little of A Rod. Not at all talking about drugs but how it's all about the money. His heart doesn't seem to be in it like other great players. To him IG seems like it's just a job.
NY Mike 14620

Rochester, NY

#13 May 7, 2014
Look at their post season numbers, Cano disappears, where Pedroia comes a live.
theking

Aptos, CA

#14 May 7, 2014
Yankees miss Mo wrote:
I think it would be very hard to dispute Cano is more naturally talented than Pedroia. What makes Pedroia a better player is his hustle and never quit attitude. Cano reminds me a bit of Mickey Mantle. I wonder at the end of Robinson's career will he wish he had handled things differently?
Mickey had a rare bone disease, if Cano had it he wouldn't even be playing. Don,t ever compare Cano to Mickey he couldn't walk in Mickeys shoes.
Zeke

Sharon, MA

#15 May 7, 2014
Joe wrote:
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Cano hits more home runs than Pedroia, but in virtually every other category Pedroia's best year exceeds Cano's best year (plate appearances, runs, hits, doubles, steals, OBP) and he has a better overall fielding percentage.
Cano does throw to first base more smugly. I will give him that.
You have to judge the whole career and Cano's stats are much better than Pedroia's. It's not close
johnnypaws

Shelton, CT

#16 May 7, 2014
Cano was never a hustler. Always dogged it. Had an attitude problem as well.
joe

Milford, CT

#17 May 7, 2014
hey mariano just go away,
paul

Portland, CT

#18 May 7, 2014
Mas wrote:
ROBINSON CANO is much better than DUSTIN PEDROIA any day!
I have been a New York Yankee all my life, over 60 years. I would take
Dustin Pedroia over Cano anytime. He might not hit a lot of home runs, but he is a team
player, not a me player.
nick

Flanders, NJ

#19 May 7, 2014
Dustin Pedroia is the ball player kids should be looking up to because he won't stop until he's 5/5 on the day and his team won by 20 runs. He's all about doing what's best for the Sox. Robbie didn't think he was respected because he wanted to bat lower in the lineup and drive in more runs? B.S.! Cano is a pompous jackoff who is nearing the end of his prime. His power number are going to fall off dramatically playing in a larger ball park and in 3 years, he's going to regret moving to Seattle. Yea, he's probably going to be Seattle's All Star rep all 3 years, but aside from Hernandez, who else do they have out there?

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