Proving once again money is no object for these New York Mets, the team designated Robinson Cano for assignment Monday to get the roster down to 26 players.
Unless another team is as dumb as the old Mets and decides to claim him off waivers, the Mets are still on the hook for $20 million this season and next (the Mariners are paying about $4 million per season).
Cano is worthless without PEDs, hitting a paltry .195 this season. There was talk of demoting Dominic Smith or J.D. Davis and keeping Cano around, but that would have been ridiculous. The guy is not a part of the Mets future and is clearly done.
Not so, says Brodie Van Wagenen, who orchestrated the asinine trade to bring Cano here and is somehow his agent again. He told the New York Post, “Robbie absolutely still wants to play. Given the right situation, he can still make a meaningful contribution for a team.”
I’ll wait for you to stop laughing.
Done? Okay. So anyway, Cano is a goner. I was kind of surprised the Mets even allowed him to come to spring training. But I guess the money was already spent; might as well see if he had anything left. He doesn’t, so now he’s finally off the team. Good riddance