Conflicting reports have come out today about the Seattle Mariners and Robinson Cano.
ESPNDeportes.com writer Enrique Rojas reported that Seattle had offered somewhere in the neighborhood of $230-240 million over 10 years for Cano, while Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners made an offer to the All Star second baseman somewhere in the neighborhood closer to $200 million.
Even Rosenthal admits he is uncertain about the number, however.
Well, now it is being reported by Seattle Times’ beat writer Ryan Divish that Cano is indeed on his way to Seattle for a meeting with the team, along with his representatives.
A Mariners’ source confirmed that Robinson Cano is on his way to Seattle. Jay-Z is also supposedly going to accompany him along with other representatives. They will meet with upper level Mariners management and ownership. If a deal is somehow agreed upon, we could have notification as early as tomorrow. But really Cano’s motives or wishes are still unknown. [Seattle Times]
Everything surrounding this situation is a mystery at this point. The bits and pieces of information rolling in are, however, pointing to a mutual interest between the two parties. Adding Cano would undoubtedly be a major coup for Seattle as it looks to return to relevancy in the AL West.