In early November, the Mets reportedly met with the agents for free-agent 2B Robinson Cano, who is said to be seeking at least a nine-year deal.
The Mets simply used the opportunity to get to know Jay Z’s new talent agency, according to people familiar with the meeting (Rubin). The Mets told Cano’s agents, before agreeing to meet, that chances of a deal were slim (Rosenthal).
Dec. 5: Cano’s representatives met with the Mariners on Tuesday (Kernan).
Dec. 5: The Yankees are holding firm on a seven-year, $175 million offer; they’ll let him walk if he finds a better deal (Matthews).
Dec. 5: The Mets are not among the favorites to sign Cano (Nightengale).
Dec. 3: The Mets have not discussed Cano internally in a while, although some within the organization remain hopeful they can get in on him (Martino).
Dec. 3: The Mariners have emerged as a major player for Cano (Matthews).