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Robinson Cano, M's agreed on a 10-year, $240 million contract

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  1. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240 million contract, a source told ESPNdeportes.com on Friday.

    Cano receives a full no-trade clause, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden.

    The player and his agents met Thursday night in Seattle with the Mariners' top executives, and the source said the team made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

    The source said Cano, 31, will return to Seattle on Sunday and will undergo a physical Monday to complete what would be the third-largest contract in baseball history, tied with the one Albert Pujols signed with Los Angeles Angels three years ago.

    Alex Rodriguez has had baseball's top two contracts. In the winter of 2007, he signed a 10-year, $275 million extension with the New York Yankees. That deal replaced the 10-year, $252 million pact he signed with the Texas Rangers in December 2000, when Rodriguez left Seattle after spending his first seven major league seasons with the Mariners.

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/10089241/robinson-cano-agrees-deal-seattle-mariners
  2. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I think it's crazy to give a 31 year player a 10-year contract, for once Yanks did the right thing by letting him walk.
  3. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, have to say that I, like you, am shocked that Seattle did this. I agree, the Yankees did the right thing on this. Cano is a great player but New York, hopefully, has learned their lesson with ARod.

    Thanks for the great year Robbie. Good luck in Seattle.

    This means a ton of cap for the Yankees now.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I'll miss Cano as a Yankee. That said I'm glad the Yankees didn't offer what Seattle did. You know that contract is going to be a festering sore in about 5 years...

    But in the meantime the Mariners have got themselves a heck of a player.
  5. Rogah

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    This is an atrocious signing. I have to salute the Yankees for not playing the role of suckers once again.
  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Ya when I heard this I thought "Wow! The Yankees are learning". Then I realized they just signed Ellsbury for $150 mil over 7 years which is a worse signing in my opinion.
  7. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure I would consider that one worse since it's almost $100 million less. However, I just don't think giving that type of guaranteed money to an oft-injured player like Ellsbury is such a good idea.
  8. dexternjack

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    Yankees were smart to not re-sign Granderson. Now, the Mets are stuck with him but at least it was only a 4-year contract. He doesn't have that short porch anymore :(
  9. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    About $22 mil per year for Ellsbury and about $24 mil per year for Cano. I'd say Cano is easily the better player, and when you factor in Ellsbury's injury history I think Cano is EASILY worth $2 mil more per year. Both contracts are terrible, but if you had to take one I think it is no contest I would take Cano.
  10. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    The Yanks would have been better off keeping Granderson over Elisbury. He has had one good year power wise and I always suspected PED use with him. He had none before 2011 and after the allegations came out against many, he dropped off severely. Coincidence? Perhaps but I don't think so. The injuries probably arose from stopping the stuff, who knows.

    Cano? Man, he is a great player but 10 years?? He is not 25 years old, think they would have learned from ARod and Pujols. No player is worth that much, especially at that age.
  11. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I agree, Cano for 10 years is not worth it and is a terrible contract. I'm just saying if they were going to hand out one terrible contract it might as well have been Cano over Ellsbury.
  12. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Different positions, but I agree. They basically lost a 2nd baseman and an outfielder and gained one "questionable" outfielder in return. They have the money to do whatever, but if that was a smaller market team, they could be destroyed by these three questionable moves.

    I don't lose sleep over it, I want nothing more than the Yankees to suffer....too bad there isn't a salary cap :(
  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    There's a luxury tax, and I still do think that it limits what the Yankees are willing to spend.
  14. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    I think it does too but if there is a player that they really want, the luxury tax won't stop them like it would other teams.
  15. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    These guys are so overpaid that it's borderline stupifying.

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