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Highlights from the Robinson Cano news conference

Dec 12, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

The Mariners just held a news conference where they introduced new second baseman Robinson Cano after he officially signed his ten-year, $240 million contract. It was your standard presser involving a star player, but Cano and GM Jack Zduriencik both raised some eyebrows with some comments.

Via Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune:

That explains why there was a chasm in negotiations between the Yankees and Cano when he reportedly asked for more than $300 million.

I’m sure that has absolutely nothing to do with Geoff Baker’s recent takedown of the Mariners’ front office, in which former special assistant Tony Blengino was quoted as saying, “Jack never has understood one iota about statistical analysis.”

The next ten years are going to be a lot of fun, you guys.

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