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If you thought the whining over Robinson Cano’s departure from the New York Yankees was going to end after the completion of the series that brought the Mariners to Yankee Stadium last month, think again.
Robinson Cano doubled and drove in two runs, shrugging off the boos in his return to New York, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Yankees 4-2 Thursday night behind an impressive pitching performance from rookie Roenis Elias.
The Seattle Mariners’ game at the New York Yankees on Wednesday night was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for June 2 at 7:05 p.m., which had been an off day for both teams.
Despite a round of boos to welcome back Robinson Cano, the Mariners went on to beat the Yankees 6-3 for their fourth win in five games.
While the talking heads on TV are feasting on the Mariners’ upcoming series against the Yankees–solely for Robinson Cano’s return to New York–we can think of a couple different stories surrounding the club at this point in time that are far more enlightening.
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Most pundits are now projecting Tanaka signs with either Seattle or Arizona, but if any of the rumors, vis-a-vis the Mariners’ heavy courting of the split-finger master and the idea that perhaps Tanaka already knows where he wants to play, things could end well for the Emerald City.
The Yankees have a message for Robinson Cano: Money, not respect, was why they did not offer a 10-year contract.