In the everyday scheme of things, famous military theorist Carl von Clausewitz and New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano would not be mentioned in the same breath. But every now and then, two great men are united by one common cause—winning.
Clausewitz is the creator of the nine Principles of War. These nine principles are the cornerstone of U.S. military operations. The principles are objective, offensive, mass, economy of force, maneuver, unity of command, security, surprise and simplicity.
Cano is the creator of recurring nightmares for opposing big league hurlers.
In this slideshow, I am going to use Clausewitz’s nine Principles of War to explain how a scorching Cano changes the Yankees lineup and enables the team to turn the corner.