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Mets: Robinson Cano best and worst case scenarios for 2019

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 19: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners runs to throw to Daniel Vogelbach #20 for the out on Evan Gattis #11 of the Houston Astros for a triple play in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on April 19, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 19: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners runs to throw to Daniel Vogelbach #20 for the out on Evan Gattis #11 of the Houston Astros for a triple play in the fourth inning at Safeco Field on April 19, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 30: Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners hugs a young fan after a game against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on September 30, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won the game 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A look at the best and worst case scenarios in 2019 for one of the newest New York Mets, Robinson Cano.

Months ago, nobody saw Robinson Cano leaving the Seattle Mariners. Even more surprising is the fact that he now plays for the New York Mets.

Cano had one of those seemingly immovable contracts. Because they were able to dump salary for this upcoming season and clear space for 2020 as well, the Mets were happy to take on his contract. Of course, they also landed top closer Edwin Diaz in the same deal.

Cano’s return to New York is highly anticipated although some don’t expect much. He’s now in his mid-30s. After a PED suspension last year (for a masking agent) he’s on the naughty list for many fans.

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There is a chance we one day do see Cano land a spot in Cooperstown. His suspension and what may be a sharp decline ahead may ruin those chances. However, as we explore the best and worst case scenarios for Cano during his Mets days, we’ll get more into whether or not he finishes well or not.

This offseason’s addition of Cano is one of the more surprising moves any team made. The Mets looked prepared to begin the year with Jeff McNeil as the starting second baseman. Instead, he’ll slide into something resembling utility man. Everyone expects Cano and his $20+ million per year paycheck to start around 162 games.

Just because he’s on the field doesn’t mean the results will be favorable. Men at his age sometimes seem to lose their baseball abilities overnight.

Mets fans will have to hope he’s not one of them. Instead, they’ll need to cross their fingers for the best case scenario.

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