Robinson Cano is heading back to the "Big Apple" along with Closer Edwin Diaz in a Blockbuster trade
By Eric Jacinto
On Monday afternoon, the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners agreed on a blockbuster trade that would send eight time all-star second baseman, Robinson Cano and closer, Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets for outfielder, Jay Bruce, reliever pitcher, Andrew Swarzak, right-handed pitcher, Gerson Bautista and two prospects in outfielder, Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn a right-handed pitcher.
The Mets get an elite closer in Edwin Diaz and a veteran bat in Robinson Cano who returns to the city he won a world series with. Cano started his career in the "Big Apple" but for the New York Yankees where he spent nine seasons and won a world series with back in 2009. They also get an elite closer in Edwin Diaz who had 57 saves (which lead MLB) with an ERA of 1.96 and had 124 strikeouts in 73.1 innings pitched.
The Mariners are obviously rebuilding here by getting two prospects in return, Jay Bruce and Andrew Swarzak maybe moved again for more prospects either before the season starts or during the season. Overall, this is a smart move for the Mariners as they get rid of that contract of Robinson Cano. Was this a smart move for the Mets possibly because they're getting an elite closer. Now what about Cano? He's 36 years old and possibly nearing the end of his career, sure he can still be a good hitter for the next few years or so but long term effect how costly will this be for them. I like the move more for the Mariners than the Mets to be honest, long term it's a better deal for them. The Mets in the near future will after think about given Edwin Diaz a new deal and that will likely cost a lot of money.