Robinson Cano Signs with Seattle

Robinson Cano has agreed to a ten-year, $240M contract with the Seattle Mariners.

Clearly, the Mariners have lost their minds. But the Yankees have lost a second baseman. And Daniel Murphy can rest easy, knowing that Cano won’t be taking his job in 2014.

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  1. Steven A December 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    These ten year deals only make sense because the very rich, albeit not young, owners of teams are willing to pay whatever it takes to hopefully win one in next five years before they move on to the dandellions.
  2. argonbunnies December 7, 2013 at 2:52 am
    It’s nice to see the Yankees get outbid for someone.

    Of course, it’d be even nicer if they were the morons offering to pay a middle infielder $30 mil at age 40. 2013 proved they can’t buy their way out of every bad investment.

    Stupid as Seattle’s move is in the long term, I’m glad to see them fighting the malaise that has gripped a once exciting franchise. After 1995-2001, I still feel bad that they never even got to the World Series. I would have loved to see more Octobers with Junior / Bone / A-Rod before he was disgusting / Edgar / Unit, or even in-his-prime Ichiro / former Met Olerud / future Met Cameron. Felix / Cano is a start…

    • Joe Janish December 7, 2013 at 12:53 pm
      Yeah, the Mariners remind me of a team on the Right Coast, a few years back, that was similarly once (or thrice) exciting, and chose to fight the malaise by making a big splash in the free agent market. Adam Rubin wrote a book about it …