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Why the New York Mets Should Not Trade for Robinson Cano

DETROIT, MI - MAY 12: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners looks on during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 12, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 9-5. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

There was a ton of speculation today that it is quite possible that the New York Mets could acquire second baseman Robinson Cano from the Seattle Mariners. Closer Edwin Diaz could also be acquired in that deal. The Mets main target would be Diaz in that deal because he would upgrade that bullpen.

New York should be all in for getting Diaz but not Robinson Cano. The first reason why the Mets should not acquire him is because he is already 36 years old. The second reason why they shouldn’t get him is because he still has five years remaining on his contract and Cano is owed $24 million each season.

If someone is going to get $24 million a year, they should save that for either Manny Machado or Bryce Harper.

The third reason why New York shouldn’t trade for Cano is because he was suspended 80 games last season for PEDs.

I don’t expect to him to have another solid season at his age. He did have a good year last season when he was on the field with a .303 batting average 10 home runs and 50 RBI’s. His on-base percentage was .374.

The fourth reason why the Mets shouldn’t trade for Cano is because Jeff McNeil has earned the right to be New York’s opening day second baseman. He had a .319 batting average last season with three home runs and 19 RBI’s, along with seven stole bases. His on-base percentage was .381.

 

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