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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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Michael Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees, who traded for him two years ago.
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.
Robinson Cano will get to keep more of his estimated $240 million dollar contract.
Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have reportedly 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.
CBS Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners are about to offer a $225 million, nine-year deal to the five-time All-Star.
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.”