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Report: Robinson Cano headed to Seattle for physical

Post by Bob Dutton / The News Tribune on Dec. 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm with 5 Comments »
December 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Second baseman Robinson Cano is heading today to Seattle from the Dominican Republic to under a physical examination on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPNDesportes.com’s Enrique Rojas on twitter.

There has been no confirmation yet from the Mariners or Cano’s camp on Rojas’ report, but it’s worth noting it was Rojas who broke the story last Friday of the 10-year, $240 million deal when other media outlets were reporting a riff in negotiations.

Assuming Rojas is correct again, that would likely set the stage for official confirmation of the deal on Thursday at an introductory news conference in Seattle.

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  1. That took some time to arrange…wonder if there is a backstory or some skullduggery involved. Signing away a Yankee has to be full of interesting maneuvers on many fronts. Was Cano holding back a few days to give the Yankees time to consider…? You would think he’d want the ink dry on 240 mil as fast as possible.

  2. Quinault says:

    Meanwhile at the winter meetings: GMZ said – Jesus Montero’s not a guy you can particularly count on. He may come in and do what we thought he would do when we made the trade but I don’t think you can pencil him in and say this is the guy we are going with.

    Funny because that is exactly what we did to start the 2013 season. It was through injuries, suspensions and a rash of stop gap (veteran) catchers later that we would up promoting Zunino (maybe too early).

    I think that after the negotiation with Cano was over, we said fly home, relax, lower your blood pressure, and come back next week to get this done. I expect 2 press conferences – Winter meetings and Seattle.

    And if the Nippon Baseball deal is complete – please post $20 million to sign Tanaka! He can room with Iwakuma! That would be the coup of the winter meetings! The best position player and the best pitcher!

  3. I certainly agree on signing Tanaka he’s worth whatever it takes. We probably have more payroll space than any other team except maybe the Dodgers but even they are trying to move an OF to save some money. With the posting fee limited to $20M the Yankees have lost the edge they thought that they had. I think maybe Tanaka is the move the M’s have been waiting on before making any other large commitments. Kuma could help, they played together for the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

  4. oldtallguy says:

    Is this a blog? Looks like a guy running the blog with no energy. Post something from AP every couple days and hopefully that’s enough to satisfy the boss. Get someone here to get off their butt and post.

  5. Oldtallguy, that’s a lot to say considering I’ve never seen a post of yours on here…

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