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It's official: Mariners is trading Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz to Mets in blockbuster seven-player swap

The concept of trade Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz have gone from unforgivable to reality, as Mariners and Mets finished…

The concept of trade Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz have gone from unforgivable to reality, as Mariners and Mets finished a seven player blockbuster on Monday. Seattle acquired outfielder Jay Bruce and reliever Anthony Swarzak, both veteran MLB artists and top prospects – outfielder Jarred Kelenic and right-handed corps Anthony Dunn.

Two players, both of whom seemed inaccessible for many different reasons, are now on their way to New York as Marin’s offseason plan has evolved from “reintroducing roster” to “take a step back” and now seems to have all the remarkable remarkable features General Director Jerry Dipoto has said the organization is planning to avoid. 1

9659003] After five days of social media ran into speculation, rumors, scenarios and unhealthy amount of reactions to the fans, the sources said the sailors have now completed a trade that sends second veteran’s second basseman Robinson Cano and young flamingos closer to Edwin Diaz and $ 20 million in cash to Mets in exchange for five player packages: veteran outfielder Jay Bruce and Major League reliever Anthony Swarzak, hard-throwing right-hand man Gerson Bautista and talented prospects – outfielder Jarred Kelenic and right-handed potter Justin Dunn.

The official announcement will come sometime on monday afternoon.

The concept of trade Cano or Diaz in the days after the 2018 season seemed incredible for a variety of reasons.

Despite the obvious desire to get out of Cano’s unbearable and inflated contracts that had five years left and $ 120 million owed, it seemed unlikely that any team would like to take half of the dollars to 36-year-old second baseman. But go into Mets new boss Brodie Van Wagenen. In a fitting circle for his first big deal, Van Wagenen, a former Creative Artists Agency agent, comes to Cano back to New York, where he was blossomed into a star with Yankees. If you remember, it was Van Wagenen who negotiated Cano’s 10-year contract of $ 240 million with seamen on behalf of Jay Z’s then Roc Nation agency.

Cano comes from a season where he was interrupted to take a masking agent for performance enhancing drugs and played in only 80 games that beat .303 with a .845 OPS, 22 double rooms, 10 homers and 50 RBIs. He is still a productive hitter. But his contract, his age and expected regression are some aspects that the seamen would come from and few teams would welcome.

At the same time, Diaz, March 25, will come one of the best seasons in the history of Major League. He converted 57 out of 61 (93.4 percent) save opportunities, while posting a wager average of 1.96 (16 ER, 73 1/3 IP) with 124 strikes and 17 walks in 73 relief games with the mariner in 2018. His 57 saves the bound Bobby Thigpen in 1990 with White Sox, the second largest in MLB history. Francisco Rodriguez, who raised 62 records in 2008 with the angels, has the MLB record. Diaz became the second litter to record at least 50 saves and 100 strikes during a season. He joined Dodger’s Eric Gagne, who performed the 2002 and 2003 performance with Dodgers, including his Cy Young season 2003.

By Diaz 57, 27 came when he entered the game with a single lead, an MLB- record, Gagne’s overall exceeds 24 laps in 2003. The marines went 66-0 2018 when Diaz entered the game with a lead, including 61-0 in his save opportunities and 30-0 when he entered a single lead.

And in the hours after trading James Paxton to Yankees, Dipoto was specifically asked about the trade with Diaz or Mitch Haniger or Marco Gonzales – all qualitative young players.

“We will be open to something with a general” never say never, “Dipoto said at that time.” With Marco, with Mitch, with Eddie, we would have to blow away to move players. “ ]

Well, this store is being blown away? The marines get two sought after prospects in Kelenic and Dunn.

Kelenic was Mets first run in the 2018 draft – taken in sixth overall – from the Waukesha West High School (Wisconsin). He has rated New York’s No. 4 prospect in his system of Baseball America and No. 3 of MLB Pipeline. This last season was his first in professional baseball. He hit a combined .286 with a .839 OPS, 10 doubles, six triples, six homers and 42 RBI in 56 matches.

Dunn is a hard-wearing right-handed man with a fast-paced ball set in the mid 90’s with a wide range of off-speed seats, ranked as Mets No. 5 Prospect of Baseball America and No. 4 of the MLB Pipeline. Dunn was a first round-19th overall – in the 2016 draft of Boston College. He reached Class AA this season and sent a 6-5 record with a 4.22 ERA at 15 starts.

Bautista was not listed on any of Mets best prospect lists, but he has a 100mph speedball and some power stuff.

But this trade is also about money, specifically, who will collect some of the money owed to Cano. That’s how Bruce and Swarzak count into the store. The mariners will assume their contracts, which will free Mets pay to pay what remains on Cano’s business. Bruce owes $ 28 million in the next two seasons, while Swarzak owes $ 8.5 million in 2019 before becoming a freelance. With the $ 20 million sent to Mets and the wages that are assumed, the seamen basically pay $ 56.5 million of the Cano contract.

Bruce, 31, treated a hip injury to much of 2018, played in just 94 matches and beat. 223 with a .680 OPS, 18 doubles, one triple, nine homers and 37 RBIs. If he can put together some kind of years of study, the Navyists will try to trade him for something in return.

Swarzak, 33, is likely to be moved if an agreement can be made. After a strong 2017 season, Swarzak fought 2018 and sent a 0-2 record with a 6.15 ERA when handling a sneak pit. He is a freelance after the season.

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