Big Free-Agent Deals: Cano To Mariners, Granderson To Mets
A source said that the Mariners and free agent 2B Robinson Cano have agreed on a 10-year, $240M contract that includes a "full no-trade clause." This represents the "third-largest contract in baseball history," tied with 1B Albert Pujols' deal with the Angels (ESPNDEPORTES.com, 12/6). The Mariners' offer was $80M more than the Yankees' seven-year, $160M offer two weeks ago. This marks Jay Z's "first major transaction as a sports agent" (USATODAY.com, 12/6). It is a "massive commitment from the Mariners, who are looking to change perceptions of the organization" (SEATTLETIMES.com, 12/6).
Meanwhile, sources said that the Mets and CF Curtis Granderson have agreed to a four-year, $60M deal, representing "by far the biggest free-agent expenditure the Mets have made" in Sandy Alderson's four offseasons as GM (ESPNNY.com, 12/6).