There have been recent rumblings that the New York Mets might be interested in Robinson Cano. But while there’s reportedly some validity to the speculation, nothing is imminent.
Succinct summary by someone involved regarding the growing Cano/Mets speculation, at least to this point: “Smoke, not fire.”
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 27, 2018
To a degree, it would make sense. The Mets had one of MLB’s worst offenses in 2018. New York’s primary second baseman in 2018 was Asdrubal Cabrera, who was traded at the deadline.
Cano was suspended for 80 games in 2018 after testing positive for PEDs. He played in 80 games in 2018, hitting .303/.374/.471 with 10 home runs.
He’d unquestionably help the offense. Given Cano’s familiarity with New York, we understand some interest. Certainly, a trade wouldn’t surprise us.
But it makes sense that talks are cooler right now. A lot would need to be ironed out for this to happen. Specifically, how much of Cano’s remaining contract would be paid by the Seattle Mariners? That would have a massive impact on the asking price.