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Philadelphia Phillies tuned out Jay-Z's Robinson Cano rap

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The Seattle Mariners think that it's cool to give Robinson Cano and his agent Jay-Z $240 million over the next ten years. Of course, that 'singer' is no different than any other money-loving representative. And the New York Yankees somehow managed to withstand inclusion in this particular spotlight. The baseball gods, who 'George' now dines with regularly, must have played some role in their restraint.

Meanwhile, Philadelphia Phillies' fans were resting easy and have fully confirmed that their general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. wasn't having any shallow Shawn Corey Carter dreams.

Chase Utley (35, as of December 17) is past the prime of his career. But, as long as number 26 stays relatively healthy he should remain productive though the life of his current deal (guaranteed through 2015, with vesting options that could extend through 2018).

Obviously Cano (who turned 31 on October 22) is and will in all likelihood be the better second baseman from here on out. His last two WAR scores (8.5 in 2012 and 7.6 in 2013) are reminiscent of Utley's career years (2005-2009).

Utley posted a 3.0 WAR score in 2012. Last season he encouragingly upped his mark to 3.5.

In Amaro's past free-spending days he may well have made a bid for Cano, while swapping Utley for other inventory. In light of current self-imposed payroll restrictions, the only hip noise that the Phillies' top front office boss heard this off-season came via some misguided staff member's foolish ringtones.

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