(1090 The Fan) — The saga surrounding who will land Robinson Cano took a slightly encouraging turn.
According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Cano’s representatives met with Mariners front office officials Tuesday. And, according to Kernan’s source, the meeting between the five-time All-Star and Mariners officials went “very well.”
Though the meeting is confirmed, Mariners fans should still be cautious about Cano’s intentions.
1090 The Fan’s Jason A. Churchill broke down the situation Tuesday after it was reported Seattle was a “prime suitor” for the infielder. Churchill says:
“Even if the M’s are the best money, it’s difficult to believe they will be the overwhelming high bid; are the Yankees now only willing to offer Cano, say, $165 million? If so, and if the M’s are willing to go $200 million, is the $35 million enough to sway Cano? I don’t think it is. He can make up that difference in endorsements as the Yankees’ lead superstar, playing in the postseason.
And if the bidding were to remain around or under $200 million — which is $100 million less than what was originally suggested for Cano — might that entice the interest of the Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs or Los Angeles Dodgers? It would only take one of those to trump the Mariners.”
The New York Yankees, the only team Cano has played for, signed free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury with a seven-year $153 million deal.
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