Mets closing in on a deal for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz

Mets closing in on a deal for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz

He had a 1.96 ERA and led the majors with 57 saves last season.

As for what the Mets would give up in the trade, reports have mentioned veteran outfielder Jay Bruce as the main piece, mostly due to how the remaining $26 million on his contract would offset some of what Cano would be owed.

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reported Thursday, citing league sources, that there is "significant momentum" toward a deal that would send Mariners closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano to the New York Mets. But the Mets and Mariners are "definitely in discussion", per Sherman, so perhaps it's just a matter of time before Diaz and Cano head to the Big Apple. It's unclear how much of the $120 million remaining on Cano's salary that NY would have to eat, but Seattle is apparently willing to move stud closer Edwin Diaz as part of the deal.

There have been a lot of possibilities thrown out with this transaction, but the Mariners have reportedly asked for the Mets' first-round pick from a year ago in Jarred Kelenic and another first rounder in Justin Dunn. If the money makes Cano essentially cost neutral next season, the team's payroll has stayed the same while swapping Bruce and Swarzak for Cano and Diaz, a massive upgrade in talent. But Cano, despite declining range, is still viewed primarily as a second baseman after moving to the corners late last season, upon returning from an 80-game PED suspension.

The former agent Van Wagenen has a history with Cano, having negotiated the player's 10-year contract worth $240 million as part of a joint venture between CAA and Roc Nation.

Earlier on Thursday, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported that there is "significant momentum" toward a trade that would send Cano and Diaz to NY. There were still items to be worked out, including physicals, no-trade clauses and the exact players and money involved, and no deal was expected to be announced Thursday night, according to multiple reports. There is some level of skepticism within the organization that the right-hander will be dealt, but a source cautioned the Mets could continue talking with teams about Syndergaard beyond the upcoming winter meetings. He'll be just 25 years old on Opening Day and is under team control for four more seasons. Herrera was traded from the Mets to the Reds in a deal for Bruce in 2016.



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