In today’s NYT, Tyler Kepner reports that Melky and Robi got together after a loss to the White Sox in June, and committed themselves to improve their OBP. Said Cano: “We’re not here to hit home runs. We’re not going to prove that we’re Babe Ruth or anything. Just go out there, get on base for A-Rod and Posada and Matsui, let them hit the home runs. Just swing at pitches we can drive, not like we were at the beginning, when we were swinging at everything and trying to hit the ball out of the park.” I know the naysayers out there are thinking “why did they only decide that in June?” but I’d say that’s not exactly fair. Here they get nothing but credit for refocussing themselves in the midst of a rough patch of a tough season. It’s hard not to love these two: their enthusiasm is infectious, and they’ve been playing terrific ball. Cano’s OBP is up to .351. Melky is at .349. Better still, their commitment to selectivity has actually improved their power numbers. Tough outs with pop at the back end of the lineup: that’s a recipe for success.