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Robinson Cano met with the Mariners in Seattle

Dec 4, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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As a follow-up to yesterday’s reports that the Mariners were making a serious run at Robinson Cano, now Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports that the free agent second baseman and his agent met with the Mariners in Seattle.

Kernan’s source told him “the meeting went very well.”

There’s also been some recent speculation that the Rangers might make a run at Cano, but Texas general manager Jon Daniels more or less squashed that notion during an interview today.

  1. jolink653 - Dec 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    Don’t forget the Yankees were missing 3/4 of their infield for the majority of the year, lost a few starting pitchers for the entire season (Pineda, Phelps, Nuno). Getting Teixeira back is essentially equal to going out and signing a big time 1B, and getting a full year of Jeter will most likely be better than a platoon of Nix/Nunez/Adams. Losing Cano wouldn’t be a good thing, but it’s not gonna cripple this team if he leaves. Another 2B obviously wouldn’t equal what Cano does, but a good player can pick up a good amount of the production hole left by Cano leaving. Figure McCann will be leaps and bounds better than Stewart at the plate and with Ellsbury in the fold, the Yankees might have the best defensive outfield in the game.

    I like Cano, but if he wants to chase the money in Seattle, then let him do that. The Yankees will move on without him

    • vlock1 - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      “If he wants to chase the money in Seattle…”

      My brain just stopped working.

    • TheMorningStar - Dec 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      “Getting Teixeira back is essentially equal to going out and signing a big time 1B..”

      You can’t be serious with that statement unless you forget to add the word “bust” to the end of it.

  2. louhudson23 - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    2 pages of comments over a clear bluff move by both parties….

  3. pastabelly - Dec 5, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Robinson Cano is not a national celebrity at age 31, despite playing all of his career in New York. It is unlikely that he ever will be either. If he is motivated by money, he should become a Mariner (or a Yankee if they choose to match the Mariner offer). I don’t understand why the Yankees would give Ellsbury, a very good but not great player, $153 million (and a no trade clause) and not give Cano $200 million. It makes no sense at all considering they already have a light version of Ellsbury in Gardner, but have no such thing at second base. I could only conclude that the Yankees will actually end of up paying Cano $210M to $215M and are just letting this game of hardball negotitations play out to get the best deal they can.

    The other side of this is that I believe this is all keeping Mike Napoli’s deal on hold. If the Mariners can’t get Cano, they will move on go 3 years on Napoli for $50 million. The Red Sox will not match that. Napoli will be unhappy, but wealthy. I hope no Sox fans blame him or even boo him for taking Mariner cash. For whatever reason, the bargains the Sox found last year in Gomes, Victorino, and Napoli just don’t exist in the current market.

  4. swu32733 - Dec 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Nike might be in the NW but Bill Gates could buy Nike with his pocket change as could Paul Allen both of Seattle.

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