Well, folks. The ride has come to its end. Robinson Cano is reportedly no longer a member of the New York Yankees.
#Mariners and Cano agree. $240 million/10 years. Physical next monday in Seattle— Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) December 6, 2013
Woof. As many people on Twitter have said, it's hard to blame Cano for taking that huge deal; it's probably around what we wanted from the Yankees all along. Yet as much as I love Robbie, that is an absolutely enormous and length contract. If the Yankees had signed him to that deal, there would be a ton of mixed emotions, as there are right now. Ten years is a long contract, and Cano will be 41 by the time it's all over.
Cano leaving the team is a dagger to next year's team and probably 2015 as well, but perhaps for the 2016 and beyond, the Yankees might be better off without another $24 million deal for an aging second baseman hanging on their shoulders until 2023. We'll definitely have more on Cano's departure soon.
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