Ryan’s in the air returning from Orlando, so I’m making a cameo return appearance. Boy, Divish has really spruced up the place. House plants and macrame were a nice touch, Div.
The Mariners made it official, announcing Robinson Cano’s signing to a 10-year contract, with an introductory press conference today at 3 p.m. The deal is for $240 million, and we’ve learned that he’ll get paid $24 million each season, through 2023. Pretty simple math. Cano also has a full no-trade clause and can earn award bonuses. He becomes the fifth player to sign a contract for $200 million or more, joining Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto, and Prince Fielder. A-Rod is the only player to ever sign a contract worth more in guaranteed salary.
Here are some quotes from the press release:
From Jack Zduriencik:
“We have made a major commitment to a player who is one of the most dynamic in Major League Baseball. And Robinson has made a commitment to the Seattle Mariners organization and to the City of Seattle. We have stayed true to our plan of building our organization from the ground up through the amateur draft and player development, and now have had the opportunity to add an All-Star player through free agency.”
“I am really happy to be here in Seattle and look forward to helping the Mariners organization win a championship and bring a World Series trophy to the Pacific Northwest.”
More from the press release: