Thursday, December 5, 2013

Probably hearing how I think the Seattle Mariners aren't a very serious threat to land Robinson Cano, they make us think otherwise.

Enrique Rojas of is reporting the Cano flew to Seattle on Thursday, and the Mariners told him they are willing to offer ten-years, $230-$240 million, far, far from what the Yankees, or any other team for that matter, have offered him so far.

Cano is seeking a deal within the ten-year, $250-$260 range, and who knows if he's willing to sign with the Mariners at that price, given the amount of money the Yankees already spent this offseason to improve the ballclub.

The Mariners haven't made the playoffs since 2001, and the Yankees have won 27 championships in franchise history, including 2009 with Cano as a member of the club.

What the report from ESPN doesn't say is how interested in the Mariners Cano actually is, or whether he is just trying to put pressure on the Yankees to offer him a better deal than the seven-year, $175 million contract they have been standing firm at.

The Yankees have said they don't plan to go past the seven-years they have been offering, and also have no plans to offer anything starting with a "2."


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