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Felix Hernandez (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mariners at Yankees: Series Preview

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.

1090 The Fan–04/29/2014

CHAPEL HILL, NC - FEBRUARY 20: North Carolina Tar Heels fans storm the court after a win over the Duke Blue Devils during their game at the Dean Smith Center on February 20, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 74-66.

Top 5 Greatest Team Rivalries In Sports

Isn’t it better when the teams hate each other? Here are the top 5 team rivalries in sports.

03/05/2014

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 10: Starting pitcher Michael Pineda #36 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after giving up a two-run homer in the first inning to Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals at Safeco Field on September 10, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Royals defeated the Mariners 4-2.

Yankees’ Michael Pineda Finally Poised For A Comeback

Michael Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees, who traded for him two years ago.

03/04/2014

Tanaka played in the World Baseball Classic, but is headed to Major League Baseball in 2014.  (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Churchill: Buzz On Tanaka, Mariners On Fire

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.

1090 The Fan–01/07/2014

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Maintain They Showed Cano Respect

The Yankees have a message for Robinson Cano: Money, not respect, was why they did not offer a 10-year contract.

1090 The Fan–12/13/2013

The absence of a state income tax means a bigger payoff for new Mariner Robinson Cano. (Getty Images)

Report: No State Income Tax Helps Cano Pocket $42 Million

Robinson Cano will get to keep more of his estimated $240 million dollar contract.

12/12/2013

Robinson Cano (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano To Sign With Mariners

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.

1090 The Fan–12/06/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Report: Cano May Get 9-Year, $225M Offer From Seattle

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.

1090 The Fan–12/05/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Report: Cano Reps Meet With M’s

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.”

1090 The Fan–12/04/2013

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The Mariners, Robinson Cano And Matt Kemp

Churchill: “I have no doubt that the Mariners have the kind of interest in every significant free agent to pay the market rate. With Cano, that likely means $200 million guaranteed, maybe more. I believe the Mariners are willing to pay that. What I don’t believe is that Cano would take it.”

1090 The Fan–12/04/2013

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