BREAKING: Robinson Cano to be a Seattle Mariner

Nov 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Free agent second baseman Robinson Cano on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of a game between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden. The Rockets beat the Knicks 109-106. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

Yes yes yes yes yes you read that right. He is ours and you can’t have him.

It has been reported by numerous sources, though first by Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes, that Robinson Cano has inked a 10 year, $240 million deal with the Mariners, pending a physical monday.

Last night the world was aware that Cano was in Seattle, though this morning there were reports surfacing that rookie Agent Jay-Z (yes, that Jay-Z) overplayed his hand and that Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln called off the deal.

Then, reports resurfaced that the Ms and Cano were nearing a deal– and that no such overblown explosion from Lincoln occurred.

The last 48 hours included tours of the facility, and, of course, a meeting with King Felix Hernandez. Who better to sway a superstar to play in the northwest?

This has played out like a terrible date or an amazing movie. Back and forth and back and forth with uncertainty and bliss then doing it all over again.

But it appears the Mariners are taking a stand and spending the abundance of money they have. Once this Cano deal is finalized Monday, dominoes will continue to fall– including a trade of some of the infield depth the Mariners. We here at Sodo Mojo will give you the scoop on everything that comes out, may come out, and should come out of this Cano signing.

Did the Mariners overpay? Certainly. But did they get a top 5 MLB position player to tool around the infield for the next decade? Yes. Are the Mariners changing the baseball culture and perception in the northwest? They sure are trying.

Look to Sodo Mojo tonight and throughout the week for more information on the signing, the details as they are made known, and the shockwaves it will send through the organization and through baseball.

And apologies for the late break of the story here at Sodo Mojo– I was stuck in class talking about the development of the first periodic table. Not nearly as interesting as the Mariners signing the top free agent on the market.

Come back for more throughout the week! And just food for thought as you part: the Mariners are paying Cano $240 million. They have doled out $238.2 million to free agents in the last 8 years COMBINED. Go Ms, and respect to Howard Lincoln if he actually cussed out Jay-Z.

Topics: Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

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  • maqman

    I
    have been against them signing Cano but I’ve changed my view, they needed to make
    this statement to their fans, season ticket holders and the other players they
    want to sign or trade for now and in the next couple of years. It’s a tangible
    penalty for their past poor performance on the field and an equally real reward
    for taking care of the business side of things. That makes this move needed and
    possible. Do it, erase the word “desperate” and move on. There are more moves
    to make and each one should improve our viewing pleasure.

    Just don’t trade the good young players that allow them to pay the big bucks to fill holes. As Dave Cameron points out on Fangraphs, trading for Price would be a very bad move. They still have plenty of payroll space. They are only at about $70M with Cano and Willie B, they can fund a $150M payroll out of their income stream. I’d go for Choo, Tanaka and Colon too.

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