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Old 12-06-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Cowherd proclaimed this as a pure business move as the local soccer team allegedly outdraws the Mariners. Sheesh. Will Cano have any kind of supporting cast?
We've got a bunch of guys who can hit close to their weight.

Good news is with 30,000 empty seats at each game I shouldn't have a problem moving to a seat with a better view of Cano.

On a side note, KOMO news said this morning the Mariners offered a 9 year deal for $2xxM and Cano's agent countered with a 10 year proposal which agitated the M's management who ended the meeting.

They made it sound as if he came here just to get the highest offer possible to aid in negotiations with other teams... which wouldn't surprise me.

Now it looks as if the M's were desperate enough to agree to a 10th year.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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We've got a bunch of guys who can hit close to their weight.

Good news is with 30,000 empty seats at each game I shouldn't have a problem moving to a seat with a better view of Cano.

On a side note, KOMO news said this morning the Mariners offered a 9 year deal for $2xxM and Cano's agent countered with a 10 year proposal which agitated the M's management who ended the meeting.

They made it sound as if he came here just to get the highest offer possible to aid in negotiations with other teams... which wouldn't surprise me.

Now it looks as if the M's were desperate enough to agree to a 10th year.
The Mariners last big bucks purchase of a secondbaseman was Chone Figgins. Cano shouldn't be that bad.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: California
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Mark Ellis who played 2nd base for the Dodgers last year may still be available. Dollar for dollar he might be a better player then Cano.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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I think they overpaid greatly for Cano, and Safeco is known for their long fences..let's see how many home runs he hits in that
spacious outfield..and his prime is only another few years, then will be on the decline..
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Also, just to warn Mariners fans, Cano sometimes goes on month-long stretches (once or twice a year) where every ball he hits is either a slow tapper back to the mound or a bouncing groundball straight to the second baseman. It does get frustrating, so watch out
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I think they overpaid greatly for Cano, and Safeco is known for their long fences..let's see how many home runs he hits in that
spacious outfield..and his prime is only another few years, then will be on the decline..
This deal makes no sense. Seattle should have spend the money on pitching and looked for high OBP gap hitters to fit the build of their stadium, but whatever...I'm not a Mariners fan and really don't care. Half of his games at Safeco each year...I expect HRs in the 17-22 range, RBIs in the 80's, and a BA in the 290s to low 300s.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:18 PM
 
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I think they overpaid greatly for Cano, and Safeco is known for their long fences..let's see how many home runs he hits in that
spacious outfield..and his prime is only another few years, then will be on the decline..
Myself and a lot of people share your opinion that I bolded, above, and here's an article supporting that.

The whole episode with Cano is rather bizarre, as this article indicates the deal almost fell through due to the contract negotiations involving musician Jay Z who is starting a business to represent athletes. Another article indicates that Jay Z was trying to work a deal with the Mets for Cano. Maybe there'll be a new reality show on TV: Pimp My Athlete.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Miami is a big market city. So they can afford to make big moves like this.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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This is a waste of money. Cano is very streaky, his fielding sucks and he is also not a clutch player. I am glad the Yankees "low-balled" him.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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Miami is a big market city. So they can afford to make big moves like this.
I agree with this, but they tried that with Reyes, et al; even tried to get Pujols. Then they turned around and ditched everybody again. I know that got Salty this week, but he basically had nowhere else to go for a multi-year contract. Most high-end free agents (and their agents) are leery of the Marlins and their refusal to add no-trade clauses. Can't blame them, really. Having said this, I think Curtis Granderson would have been a good fit in Miami. They need a young (or at least not-too-old) veteran/everyday player that the younger guys can look up to and yet still identify with at the same time. He could pass as a decent CF for a year or two until a younger guy takes that spot (and then, of course, they trade him).
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