PEORIA, Ariz. — Robinson Cano reported in Tuesday, as scheduled, and immediately embraced the highest bar of expectations for the Mariners in the upcoming season.
“On paper, we look like world champions,” he proclaimed before adding a qualifier. “Hopefully, we’ll stay healthy. It’s not how we look on paper. We’ve got to go out there and prove it every single day.”
Cano, 32, is comfortable with the loftiest of goals from the nine years spent in New York pinstripes before he signed on last season with the October-starved Mariners.
And it still rankles the Mariners, in his first year, fell …