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Robinson Cano on Seattle: “It’s more relaxed”, “not as intense as New York”

Apr 27, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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Following Sunday afternoon’s win over the Rangers, the Mariners went to 10-14, but still sit just two games ahead of the lowly Astros for last place in the AL West. There are plenty of reasons why second baseman Robinson Cano might have regrets after signing a ten-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners back in December, particularly since he could have gotten the same years and the same money elsewhere.

Cano, though, seems quite content. Via Newsday’s Anthony Rieber:

“I like it here,” the now-bearded Cano said. “It’s nice. The team’s really nice. I like the team, the city. Playing baseball, the fans, it’s really nice. Here it’s more relaxed. It’s not as intense as New York. In New York, when the game is over, everyone is looking at what’s wrong. Here we don’t have that.”

Cano makes his return to the Bronx on Tuesday when the Mariners are in town to play the Yankees. He’ll likely hear plenty of boos from fans who either didn’t like his perceived lack of hustle while wearing Yankee pinstripes, or who now view him as a turncoat for following the money out of New York. But it will only be Cano’s problem from April 28 to May 1. Beyond that, he won’t have to hear it from the Bronx faithful until next season.

  1. genericcommenter - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Well, at least they let you have hair styles and facial hair grooming more modern than the 1950s.

    • genericcommenter - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      Ah, I see most people are in favor of the Sterling era.

  2. gatorprof - Apr 28, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    “I like it here,” the now-bearded Cano said. “It’s nice. The team’s really nice. I like the team, the city. Playing baseball, the fans, it’s really nice. Here it’s more relaxed. It’s not as intense as New York. In New York, when the game is over, everyone is looking at what’s wrong. Here we don’t have that.”

    They left off last comment that Robbie said…

    “Also, we get every October off.”

  3. mikhelb - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Just from april 28 to may 1st?? what about in the playoffs??!!

    :-3

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