Wow, what a crazy deal for a player that the New York Yankees wouldn't come close to matching. There is no denying the fact that Cano is a great player, but to give a 31-year-old a 10-year deal is absurd. Let alone a deal that will pay him $24 million a year. It was reported that the Yankees wouldn't go above $175 million, so the offer from the Mariners was far too good for Cano to pass up.
We saw deals of this range twice with Alex Rodriguez and then Albert Pujols three years ago. Arguably those contracts haven't worked as planned. Obviously only time will tell with Cano, but the track record isn't very strong for deals of this magnitude.
Cano is coming off a season where he hit .303 with 27 homeruns and 107 RBIs. Over his eight-year career, he has hit for an average of .309 with 204 homeruns.
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