When free agency broke, the thought of Robinson Cano playing anywhere other than the Bronx was pretty laughable. And the notion of Cano leaving the Yankees to play for the Seattle Mariners was even more hysterical. But with the Yankees investing money elsewhere and Cano refusing to budge from his excessive contractual demands, the two sides have struggled to come to an agreement.
That has lead other teams like the New York Mets to express interest in Cano, but it’s the aforementioned Mariners who appear to be the biggest threat to sign Cano, assuming they’re willing to pony up at least $200 million dollars.
It’s an extremely elevated figure, but one the team and Cano’s representatives reportedly likely discussed during a recent meeting between the two sides:
The Mariners are giving this their best shot. Robinson Cano’s representatives met with Mariners officials Tuesday in Seattle, according to an industry source.
“The meeting went very well,” the source told the Post Wednesday.
It’s still a bit odd to believe Cano would leave the bright lights of New York for an extra $25 million or so, spread out over seven years, though, money does talk and Seattle appears to be willing to shell out as much as they can to bring Cano in.