The Seattle Mariners have offered Robinson Cano a contract worth between $230 million and $240 million over 10 seasons, says Enrique Rojas of ESPN.
From Ken Rosenthal: [FoxSports]
The question is how much else the Mariners could do if they signed Cano for $230 million. On other hand, such a move might influence other free agents to come to Seattle. Keep in mind: The Mariners have very low payroll commitments and their new TV deal is reportedly worth $2 billion over 17 years, starting in 2014.
M's ace Felix Hernandez is the only Seattle player signed past next season. He is signed through 2019 at between $24 million and $27 million per year over that span.
The New York Yankees' highest offer has been $170 million-plus over a shorter length of time, according to reports.
Cano took a private flight from New York to Seattle on Thursday to meet with the Mariners, according to Rojas.
What do you think?? I think he's just using Seattle to force the Yankees to give him what he wants.