Robinson Cano’s Performance
The centerpiece of the Mets trade with the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2019 season in which the Mets dealt one of their top prospects, Robinson Cano‘s performance last year was arguably the biggest disappointment for New York.
Cano was set to be the centerpiece of the team’s lineup, but the former All-Star second baseman had arguably the worst season of his career, posting career lows in home runs, RBI, batting average, and missed over 50 games of the season due to injury.
The Mets still will have him under contract for four more seasons, and as things currently stand, he will be the most expensive position player on the team during that time.
The Mets are banking on 2019 being a fluke for Cano and hope that he will rebound for the team in 2020. Cano finding some of his old magic again would be a difference-maker for New York and could bring their lineup to a higher level.
There is no guarantee this happens, however, but with his current salary and a full no-trade clause, Cano will be a part of this team going forward. I am optimistic that a player of his caliber and consistency can at the very least improve off of his 2019 season, but his capacity to play at a high level will remain one of New York’s biggest concerns in 2020.
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