Did Trade of Melky Cabrera Help Robinson Cano?

Double G Sports@DoubleGSportsCorrespondent IJune 4, 2010

A few days ago, I was talking with a friend of mine and he brought up something that got me thinking. This friend, a member of my Double G Sports Expert Panel, thinks Robinson Cano was helped by the trade in which the Yankees sent Melky Cabrera   to Atlanta.

I spoke briefly about this yesterday in my appearance on Fantasy Baseball   With Andrea .

The past couple seasons, Robinson Cano has shown signs of greatness. He also showed signs of immaturity and laziness. This season, we are seeing a mature and focused Robinson Cano.

Can this be tied to Cabrera no longer being a member of the Yankees?

Certainly something to think about.

Cabrera and Cano were best friends while teammates with the Yankees. They would always be seen together on and off the field. In the dugout, Cano and Cabrera would always be side by side talking and laughing with each other.

Many times during the past few seasons, Cano would seem a little bit lazy and uninterested. One day he would show signs of greatness to come, the next day he would take a lazy swing, or take his time getting to a ball hit to second base   .

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