"I couldn't believe the Yankees let that walk away," Ortiz said on WEEI Radio in Boston. "He's the face, as long as he played for the Yankees, he was the face of that ballclub. He was backing up everybody."
Ortiz and Cano are friends so it is not surprising that he would speak so highly of Cano. The Yankees wanted to keep Cano, just at their price. They offered $175 million for seven years, which is pittance compared to the 10-year, $240 million that Cano received from Seattle.