The Mets and Mariners are closing in on a commerce that might ship All-Star nearer Edwin Diaz and former All-Star Robinson Cano to New York, with the Mariners getting prime prospects in return, according to a number of reports.
With commerce talks reportedly heating up between New York and Seattle, it is value asking how a lot the previous All-Star has left — past his large contract.
Among the many Mets prospects being talked about within the talks are right-hander Justin Dunn, a first-rounder in 2016, and outfielder Jarred Kelenic, the sixth total decide in 2018. Second baseman Jeff McNeil additionally has been talked about, in addition to veterans with large contracts equivalent to proper fielder Jay Bruce, left-handed starter Jason Vargas and right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak.
The Athletic first reported the Mets and Mariners had been closing in on a deal. There have been nonetheless objects to be labored out, together with physicals, no-trade clauses and the precise gamers and cash concerned, and no deal was anticipated to be introduced Thursday evening, according to a number of reports.
Diaz, 24, is the prize within the deal. He had a 1.96 ERA and led the majors with 57 saves final season.
Cano, an eight-time All-Star at second base, signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners in December 2013 — when present Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen served as Cano’s agent, together with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
Cano, 36, was suspended for 80 video games final season for PEDs. He hit .303 with 10 house runs and 50 RBIs in 80 video games.
The Mariners are in search of to eliminate as a lot of the 5 years and $120 million remaining on Cano’s contract as doable. According to reports, they weren’t trying to commerce Diaz when the offseason started, however began to contemplate it as a result of attaching him to a deal would make it simpler to shed Cano’s contract.
Cano has a no-trade clause however most assume he would waive it to return to New York, the place he starred for the Yankees from 2005 to 2013.