(1090 The Fan) — What started as “wishful thinking” for the Mariner faithful has become a reality: Robinson Cano will sign with Seattle.
According to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com, both sides have agreed on a ten-year, $240 million contract — a deal that would tie Albert Pujols’ contract and be the third-largest in Major League Baseball history.
On Thursday, CBS Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported the two sides, which includes Jay-Z of Roc Nation Sports, were meeting in Seattle to finalize a deal.
The Mariners reportedly “bumped” a first bid of around $200 million to be $50 million above the New York Yankees. According to previous reports, New York has stated its cap for Cano was about $175 million.
The 31-year-old, five-time All-Star batted .314/.383/.516 with 27 home runs in 2013.
With the Cano signing, the Mariners will likely move either Brad Miller, Nick Franklin — or possibly Dustin Ackley.
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