According to several sources, the Mariners and Robinson Cano are close on a deal, but Enrique Rojas is now reporting that the two parties have agreed to a 10/$240MM contract.
Cano will get his physical on Monday. Apparently the physical is now this weekend, there will be a press conference on Monday. More to come.
Joel Sherman has the Yankees maxing out their offer at 7/$175, or $65 million less than Seattle’s offer. Washington state also has no income tax, so the money is far more valuable there.
Cano finished off his Yankee career with a .309/.355/.504 slash, 204 home runs, and a 126 wRC+. If WAR is your thing, Cano put up 37.1 wins in his 9 seasons with the team, about 4.1 wins a year, and gave the club 1 win per $1.6 million spent. Cano was a great Yankee, no doubt, and he’ll be sorely missed in the lineup.
Now the team has to look forward and figure out how they can fix second base. They recently signed Kelly Johnson, but it’s hard to tell if the team thinks he’s a starter. Omar Infante is still on the board, and the team could go into the trade market. Daniel Murphy of the Mets could be available, as well as some other interesting players. Aaron Hill would be interesting to look at, and I bet the Diamondbacks would love a gritty player like Brett Gardner.