In a town where they are becoming increasingly irrelevant behind the Seahawks and Sounders, the Seattle Mariners have shocked baseball by signing Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract.
Cano had spent his entire career with the New York Yankees and was a five-time All-Star. He played in 160 games last season and hit .314 with 27 homers and 107 RBIs.
The Yankees had offered $175 million over seven years. New York went 85-77 last season and missed the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years; Seattle went 71-91 and hasn’t been in the playoffs since 2001.