Never did I think I would be writing this post but unfortunately I have to...Robinson Cano leaves the Yankees and is now a member of the Seattle Mariners. The deal is definitely a MEGA one and is worth $240 million over 10 years...WOW! Jon Heyman was the first to report the deal was near and Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes had the scoop on the years and and money first.
When Cano left agent Scott Boras for Jay-Z's new agency Roc Records and a partnership with CAA, another sports agency, was a huge head scratcher. Although, now maybe not so much.
With Cano in Seattle will he hit the twenty to twenty five home runs a year. Maybe. The dimensions at Safeco are not as favorable as Yankees Stadium.
The Mariners are a very young team who are least another two to three players from putting all the pieces together and contend again. They already have the King, Felix Hernandez and adding Cano makes them a potentially more desirable place to play...Maybe.
Now that Cano has agreed with the Mariners where do the Yankees go from here? They have already landed Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury (which I still think was a great signing and I seem to be the only one who does), now what? Do they sign Shin-Soo Choo and move Gardner to left field or keep Soriano in left and trade Gardner? Who plays second base? Who plays third base? Who fills out the last two spots in the rotation with Hiroki Kuroda signed to take the third spot.
There are a lot of unknowns now moving forward for the Yankees and the Winter Meetings start Monday.
mariners are close to a deal with Robinson Cano— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 6, 2013
Cano deal is for 10 years and $240 million, according to @Enrique_Rojas1.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 6, 2013