Robinson Cano has signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. Cano spent nine seasons with the New York Yankees.
I don’t see how this is going to work.
This move reeks of desperation for both parties. I’m sure Cano would have rather played in New York or Los Angeles, but only Seattle was willing to offer him and Jay-Z north of $200 million. As for the Mariners, they have had four consecutive losing seasons and have finished under .500 six out of the last seven years. Lloyd McClendon becomes their seventh manager since 2007. Their attendance has declined in half since the Mariners won 116 games in 2001. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik is in the hot seat and needed to make a move, a very big move.