Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

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Jun 5, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) adjusts his jersey after grounding out to end the seventh inning with the bases loaded against the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Stock Down: Robinson Canó

I’m just going to keep picking on him until he turns this around, because his performance this year has been pitiful. He’s 4-for-31 (.129) in the past seven days, and has no extra base hits. I don’t know what to attribute it to at this point, because you can’t put it on him “pressing”, I just don’t buy that. What it looks like is he’s simply rolling that right wrist of his, causing him to ground out to the right side as he has done so much recently.

Look, there is no denying that this team is going to go as Robinson Cano goes. And with his worst week of the season, the M’s have theirs, and that is simply no coincidence. Lloyd McClendon has tried to do everything to get him going, giving him some rest like he did today against the Rays ace in Chris Archer, and moving him from the three hole to the two hole.

Whatever the case may be, the M’s better hope this is just an extended slump, because if this is the start of a decline for Cano only in his second year of his ten year contract, the Mariners be in a world of financial trouble.

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