This is a sad day for everyone involved.
The Yankees didn’t budge on their offer of $170 million for seven-years to keep Cano, which certainly show they cared that much to keep him.
No doubt, the Mariners overpaid for Cano but in order to get a superstar to go play in Seattle that is what it was going to take.
Seattle is not New York City; and the Mariners are not the Yankees.
But this is not all Cano’s fault, as the Yankees practically packed his bags.
When the Yankees decided to hand Jacoby Ellsbury a seven-year, $153 million deal it made Cano’s offer look insulting.
Cano is a way better player than Ellsbury, and my guess is the Yankees didn’t really want him to begin.
What are the two reasons that this deal makes no sense?
1) Mariners will not win with Cano, and now they are handcuffed to a big contract so paying for supporting stars will become an issue. Especailly since they handed Cano the kitchen sink, other superstars will expect the same.
2) The Yankees just lost their best player, and set themselves way back in years to come. Cano was the Yankees last legit homegrown superstar, and it just proves that Hal Steinbrenner is all about the Benjamins.
This is a sad day for me as a Yankees fan, as I never thought Cano would be in any other uniform.
Bottom line is losing Cano will hurt the Yankees BIG TIME, and the Mariners can only gain from him right off the bat.
This makes the Yankees other signing irrelevant without bringing back Cano.