Sep 6, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) smiles in the dugout in the 5th inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Mariners have 'real shot' to sign Robinson Cano

Late Tuesday evening, it was reported that the Seattle Mariners were emerging as a major player in the Robinson Cano sweepstakes.

Come Wednesday morning, that sentiment has grown even stronger, at least according to Bob Dutton who suggested ‘many in the industry’ believe the Mariners have a real shot at signing Cano away from the Yankees:

Many in industry now see #Royals as clear leaders to sign Beltran and believe #Mariners have a real shot to steal Cano from #Yankees.

Dutton of course is a Mariners beat writer and has locked in sources with the team, so Cano leaving the Bronx for Seattle doesn’t seem like the far fetched idea it originally appeared to be.

With New York shelling out money to both Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury, you wonder if the Yankees would be open to spending $200 million dollars on Cano. If any team can afford doing so, it’s the Yankees but it’s a price that may too rich, even for them.

Meanwhile, with money to spend, Seattle looks to be in the market to add a name player – be it Cano, Matt Kemp or Nelson Cruz.

Tags: New York Yankees Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners

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