Ain Mets second main man Robinson Kano for appointment, According to an announcement from the team. The club is also an option Yuan Lopez to Triple-A to access the 26 players in the active roster.
Mets Cano owes about $37.6 million through 2023, According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Mets are proceeding with Cano’s final release, so they’re going to eat the money owed to him.
Kanu, 39, began his career with nine seasons with the Yankees, which included five All-Star appearances and MVP votes in six campaigns. In a deal brokered by agent Brodie Van Wagenen with newly authorized agent Jay-Z, Cano left the Yankees for a ten-year, $240 million free agent contract with the Mariners. After a solid start to his career in Seattle, things started heading south for Kano in May 2018 with 80 PED suspension games.
Months later, GM Jerry Dipto, Mariners, who was not in the organization when Kano was signed, began working on his trade. In December 2018, Send Depoto Kanofaithful Edwin Diazand $20 million to the Mets for an outfielder Jay Bruceright hand Anthony Swarzakright hand Gerson Bautista and prospects Jared Kielnik And Justin Dunn. At the time, the new general manager of the Mets was none other than Van Wagenen. The trade, which revolved more around Diaz than Kano for the Mets, came at a high cost to Kelenic, who became one of the best potential players in the game. To learn more about this disastrous trade, check out The cool YouTube video of Jeff Todd.
Although Kano was able to muster a strong but short 2020 season with the Mets, the blows kept coming. Commenting on 162 PED games In November 2020 – shortly after Steve Cohen bought the team and fired Van Wagenen. With Cohen not having a relationship with Mets chief Sandy Alderson and GM Billy Ebbler and manager Buck Showalter with the Kano deal, the clock was ticking if he didn’t deliver this year after returning from a second suspension.
With a .195/.233/.268 streak in 43 board games, Kano struggled in his first major league game in more than 18 months. As Tim Healy from Newsday And other Mets reporters have noted, even with Dominic SmithAnd J.D. DavisAnd Louis Gillorm With minor options in the league, the right baseball decision was to move from Kano. At the age of 16-7, the Mets have the best record in the National League and chose not to let Kano’s contract dictate their roster. Kano, who will eventually be released, will get the rest of his contract by the Mets minus the pro-rata portion of the league’s $700,000 minimum if he is tied up elsewhere.
Kanu is already planning to continue looking for opportunities. Van Wagenen, who once again took on a role as Kano upon joining Roc Nation Sports after he was fired by the Mets, told the 39-year-old Sherman “Definitely still wants to play. Given the right attitude, he can still make a meaningful contribution to the team. “
It remains to be seen if there will be much interest in Cano’s services. In addition to the missing 2021 season and approximate bottom line numbers this year, he saw his call-up rate drop to a career-worst 73% at the start of the season. He chased nearly half of the pitches thrown outside the hitting area, probably defensively limited to alternating between second base, first base and the designated hitter. This isn’t the easiest profile for a team unless they’re confident Cano can match or improve on the .275/.321/.463 streak he managed between 2019-20 as he pulls off a second stop.
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