Ah, Robinson Cano. The player the former GM considered a “primary need” to acquire. In a way, this worked out better than the Mets had any right to expect. The pandemic meant they only had to pay a portion of his salary in one season and Cano forfeited his entire salary last year due to the failed drug test. Those who don’t mind looking a gift horse in the mouth would say it would have been better if those things happened in years four and five, rather than two and three. The rest of us are just thankful for whatever gifts we receive.
You can make a principled stand and say that the Mets should never allow Cano to wear their uniform again, after he failed the second drug test. Or, you can say that you can count on the fingers of one hand the guys who’ve come back after missing their age-38 season and been worth $20 million at age 39. And still have multiple fingers left over. You have to pay him, regardless. No sense playing him and have him be sub-replacement, too.
Or, you can say he put up an .896 OPS when he last played so you might as well see if he has anything left in the tank before you cast him east of Queens. Especially if the NL has the DH in 2022. So, what should the Mets do?
What should the Mets do with Robinson Cano?
- Cut him immediately, if not sooner (41%, 9 Votes)
- Wait to see if the NL is going to have the DH and keep him if it does (36%, 8 Votes)
- Keep him - the last thing the Mets can do is walk away from a guy who can hit (23%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 22