I like it, but what are we FYCing for? When Robinson Cano hits one out for Not the Cubs? When Robinson Cano goes 0-fer? Or when Not Robinson Cano (e.g. Barney) has a good game?
Also, Chuck: Eli is right. It's not going to happen.
1. He's already (ahem, Dominican) 30, so his best years are probably behind him already.
2. He's looking for a HUGE payday at the end of this year.
3. His agent is Boras, so you can forget paying anything other than top dollar.
4. Barney's not bad anyway, and the money could be far better spent somewhere else.
5. No, Chuck.
Give it up, man, seriously. Jim Hendry might have tried to sign Cano. Epstink and Hoystink won't - points 1 and 2 above in particular are pure Krypsteinite.
I agree with your ultimate point Tonk, but Darwin Barney is bad.