It's good to be back. Thus, Robinson Cano knows about the idea of returning to New York. "It feels good,"…
It’s good to be back.
Thus, Robinson Cano knows about the idea of returning to New York.
“It feels good,” Cano said to the post when asked to have a chance to join Mets. “It’s good to be back in New York.”
Cano arrived at the JFK airport late Sunday evening on a flight from the Dominican Republic with physicals for the deal that took him from the seamen to Mets, which must be completed on Monday. When asked if he thinks he will pass his physical, Cano said, “Yes, it feels good right now.”
The deal, agreed on Saturday, sends 36-year-old other basseman and closer to Edwin Diaz to Mets for Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, prospects Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn and reliever Gerson Bautista. If all doctors check out, the store can be official as early as monday.
This will be Cano’s second stint in New York. The second boss spent nine seasons with the Yankees before signing a 1
0-year free trade agreement with $ 240 million with the seamen in 2013.
At the airport, Cano was immediately recognized by a small group of fans when he entered the terminal and stopped taking pictures .
He comes from a disappointing season that contained an 80-player suspension for PEDs. Cano still slashed .303 / .374 / .471 with 10 homers and 50 RBIs and is expected to strengthen a Mets lineup that will be without Yoenis Cespedes for much of the season. He said he looks forward to coming back to the field.
“For me, the season is motivated,” says Cano. “It’s blessed to always have a uniform, to play in the big leagues, to play sharply. The uniform of the body, there is a lot of pride, very good story and I’m ready to go.”
Cano must refrain from his no -trade clause to make the move happen. The eight-time All Star, who spent five seasons in Seattle, said he spoke with General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen before deciding to make the OK agreement.
“I know there will be very good things,” Cano said.
Mets will only have to pay part of the five-year, $ 120 million left on Cano’s contract. The navy will send $ 20 million to Flushing as part of the trade.
While Cano is the recognizable name, Diaz is seen as the bigger one in the store. The 24-year-old right-hander booked a 1.96 ERA and 57 saves to Seattle last season. Cano logged when asked what Diaz could add Mets.
“You see it last year,” he said. “He is young, good arm, smart too”.