Robinson Cano Atlanta Braves

Age: 39 (October 22, 1982) | 6' 0" | 212lbs. | Bats: Left 2B-34 DH-13 PH-1
SEA A- 2018 3 11 3 5 1 0 1 0 2 6 0 0 .455 .500 1.09 8 0 .333 n/a
SEA AAA 2018 2 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 13 0 .286 n/a
SEA AL 2018 80 310 44 94 32 47 22 0 10 50 0 0 .303 .374 .471 9 14 .329 48/23/29 14 13
NYM A- 2019 2 7 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .286 .286 .429 0 14 .333 n/a
NYM AAA 2019 3 10 2 4 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .455 .700 9 27 .571 n/a
NYM NL 2019 107 390 46 100 25 69 28 0 13 39 0 0 .256 .307 .428 6 16 .280 49/20/31 7 8
NYM NL 2020 49 171 23 54 9 24 9 0 10 30 0 0 .316 .352 .544 5 13 .319 50/24/26 26 24
NYM NL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
NYM NL 2022 12 41 3 8 2 11 0 0 1 3 0 0 .195 .233 .268 5 26 .241 55/21/24 0 0
ATL NL 2022 9 26 1 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .185 .192 4 15 .182 50/23/27 -1 -0
SD NL 2022 12 33 1 3 1 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 .091 .118 .091 3 29 .130 52/13/35 -1 -1
Career 18yrs 2267 8773 1262 2639 620 1214 572 33 335 1306 51 38 .301 .351 .488 6 13 .316 n/a
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July 10: 2B/DH Robinson Canó traded to Braves
Canó was traded to Atlanta for cash considerations. The 39-year-old was playing for Triple-A El Paso, where he batted .333 with an .854 OPS in 21 games. He had an earlier 12-game stint with the Padres but was 3-for-33 with no extra-base hits.

The Padres took a flier on Canó after he was released by the Mets in May. New York remains responsible for the bulk of the veteran’s $23.4 million salary for this season and $24 million for next. -- Shaun O’Neill

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 11

June 10: Padres sign Canó to Minors deal
Without room on their big league roster, the Padres designated Robinson Canó for assignment last week with hopes they could keep him in the organization. They got their wish. Canó signed a Minor League deal with the Padres on Friday and will join the team's Triple-A affiliate in El Paso.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 11


05.18: Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over thePhillies.  (His 102.4 mph single in the top of the seventh scored Wil Myers due to a fielding error by Kyle Schwarber and several batters later, he came around to score on a Trent Grisham double. The veteran signed with the Padres on May 13th and he's made a start at second base and at designated hitter for his new club. )

Alex Patton Alex
May 18

If you're a Mets fan, you love this story in the Post today. If you're not...

Robinson Cano decision proves Steve Cohen is Mets’ most valuable weapon

The Mets’ most lethal weapon is not one of their two Hall of Fame arms, or the lumber carried to the plate by any of their hitters. Steve Cohen’s bank account makes the Mets most dangerous, and gives their fans reason to believe the team’s revival will not prove to be yet another cruel practical joke. 

Faced with a roster cutdown deadline Monday, and with a chance to shovel another pile of dirt on top of the Wilpon Era, Cohen did the right thing by eating the nearly $40 million owed Robinson Cano rather than protecting his bottom line at the expense of, say, Dominic Smith, who is more useful and 13 years younger than the diminished and disgraced eight-time All-Star. 

"Make the right baseball decision,” Cohen told general manager Billy Eppler after hearing the options. 

In Cohen’s world, there is no alternative to the right baseball decision. 

It should be noted this move came one day after the Mets’ $341 million shortstop, Francisco Lindor, publicly asked the man who paid him to spare Cano the indignity of an in-season firing. 

“I wouldn’t be happy,” Lindor said. “I don’t want to see that happen. He’s a good teammate, a good person and obviously he’s got a great track record and we all know what he’s capable of doing. I don’t care how old he is, the mind is still fresh and he can still hit.” 

Cohen absorbed that plea, and then did what he thought was best, anyway. If this were the Brooklyn Nets, and Kevin Durant had called for Robinson Cano the shooting guard to remain gainfully employed, Nets owner Joe Tsai would have given him a three-year extension. 

But as much as Cohen is willing to pay and overpay for superstar talent, he is not willing to surrender personnel control in a culture of appeasement. So he bankrolled the decision made by Eppler and manager Buck Showalter — and relayed by both to Cano in Showalter’s office after Sunday night’s game — to give the Mets their best chance to keep rolling. 

He used his billions to burn millions on the player least likely to help his team win the National League East. 

“I couldn’t ask for better support than Steve’s given us,” Showalter said before serving his absurd one-game suspension during Monday night’s 5-2 series-opening loss to the defending champs. 

“He’s been a rock for us. … Everything with Steve has been about baseball, and about what’s best for the team and the fans and the organization. … He’s eliminated a lot of excuses.” 

He’s also enhanced morale inside a franchise that has rarely led the league in self-esteem. 

Lindor said he was sad to see Cano go. “But at the end of the day,” he added, “I’m with the New York Mets and I respect the decision they made.” Good for him. 

Robinson Cano was designated for assignment by the Mets on May 2, 2022.
Robinson Cano was designated for assignment by the Mets on May 2, 2022.
Corey Sipkin for the NY POST

Showalter clearly saw that the aging, slowing Cano wasn’t a fit for his program. On one hand, it made perfect sense to cut an inflexible player who will turn 40 before the end of a World Series the Mets hope to participate in. 

On the other hand, Cohen could have told his manager that enough is enough. He could have maintained that with a payroll already within striking distance of $300 million, he didn’t feel like throwing away tens of millions more when he didn’t need to. 

Cohen could have asked Showalter, “Are you really telling me to spend nearly $40 million for the right to keep Travis Jankowski?” Or he could have asked the manager, “Are you saying we can’t win the division with Cano on the roster instead of Smith or J.D. Davis or Luis Guillorme?” 

Instead the owner did something his predecessor, Fred Wilpon, never would have considered. If the Wilpon Mets faced this decision, there’s no doubt Robinson Cano would still be a Met today. Fred and son, Jeff, would have explained that the staggering financial commitments to the likes of Lindor and Max Scherzer made it impossible to take what they deemed an unnecessary hit. 

Of course, the Wilpons never would have signed Lindor and Scherzer for crazy money in the first place. 

But Cohen did give the shortstop that $341 million, and did give Scherzer $43.3 million a pop, because the hedge-fund baron wants to win more than he wants to make money in his secondary business. Cohen has exactly what Mets fans have craved from ownership for decades — George Steinbrenner’s stomach for the fight. 

Scherzer $43.3 million a pop, because the hedge-fund baron wants to win more than he wants to make money in his secondary business. Cohen has exactly what Mets fans have craved from ownership for decades — George Steinbrenner’s stomach for the fight. 

That doesn’t mean New York should throw him a ticker-tape parade. Cohen is worth $17.4 billion, according to Forbes. Though the Los Angeles Clippers’ Steve Ballmer ($91.4 billion) is in a league of his own when it comes to American sports, Cohen is richer than any MLB or NFL owner. The numbers say he is worth about 34 John Maras. 

In other words, he probably shouldn’t get any extra credit for showing no payroll constraint and spending whatever it takes to deliver his fan base a winner. If Cohen didn’t use his built-in advantage to the nth degree, that would be the bigger story. 

And yet after the Wilpons did all their Wilponian things, it’s hard not to give this zillionaire his due. Steve Cohen could have gotten away with keeping Cano after all the cash he’s already spent. He could have gotten away with sending a role player to the minors. 

Instead he sent a message that the Mets will field the best 26 players they can find, no strings attached. That’s not worthy of a parade. Just a few bottles of the most expensive champagne. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 3

"Given the right situation, he can still make a meaningful contribution for a team," Van Wagenen told the newspaper.

So. Many. PED jokes. And GM jokes.

Mike Landau ML-
May 2

Big day for cuts since the rosters have to go down to 26 today. 

A few of our shiny objects will get cut along with people like this.

Dickerson got sent down by the Braves the other day to get PT at AAA, but others like Cano won't go, of course.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 2

Mets designated INF Robinson Canó for assignment.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 2

WASHINGTON — Robinson Cano had more than a year to work on his bunting. 

Whether or not that’s truly something he practiced during his season-long suspension, it sure looked that way Thursday when Cano smoothly dropped down a shift-beating running bunt that started a tiebreaking two-run rally to fuel the Mets’ 5-1 victory against the Nationals

“One of the biggest parts of the game was Robby’s leadoff bunt,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Isn’t it funny how good things seem to follow things like that?”

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 8

Robinson Cano (2B) NY-N - Mar. 14

Cano (back) was mentioned as a player who could be a big addition to the Mets' offense this season by general manager Billy Eppler, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The veteran second baseman's return after missing the entire 2021 season due to a PED suspension was cited as a reason why Eppler didn't expect to make any other significant additions before Opening Day. "I'd be fairly surprised if we went after another bat or anything like that at this juncture," Eppler said Monday. "With [Mark] Canha and Escobar and [Starling] Marte, additions kind of supplemented our offense as it was. And then getting Robbie Cano back, we expect guys to be a little closer to their career numbers and their career standards of performance. I feel pretty good about where that sits right now."

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15