You want to talk World Series odds? Nobody has a better chance of adding a championship ring to his collection more than former New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano. There is a 25% he will add a piece of jewelry to his collection.
How can it be? Getting DFA’d three times in one year should negate anyone from being rewarded with the ultimate prize, right?
This isn’t the case. Because Cano played for the Mets, San Diego Padres, and Atlanta Braves this year, he has three of the twelve teams in the postseason covered for his championship aspirations.
If the Mets, Padres, or Braves win a World Series, Robinson Cano gets a ring
It’s remarkable how poorly Cano’s season went with all three of these clubs. With the Mets, where he began the year, the veteran infielder slashed .195/.233/.268 in 43 trips to the plate in 12 games. He logged his lone home run of the season as a member of the Metropolitans, too.
After getting designated for assignment when rosters shrunk to 26, he was picked up by the Padres shortly after. He played 21 games for their Triple-A squad and performed at a high level as one would expect he would. However, in 12 games and another 34 plate appearances at the majors, Cano hit only .091/.118/.091.
When his time with the Padres was over, Cano landed with the Braves. Remember when we all figured he’d have at least one deathblow against the Mets? It wasn’t the case.
Cano appeared in 9 games for Atlanta and stepped up to the plate 27 times. The numbers included a .154/.185/.192 slash line. He didn’t drive in a single run either—something he did only once with the Padres.
MLB rules regarding who gets a World Series ring have Cano covered three-fold. Half of the options from the National League are former employers of his from the 2022 season. Two will be there in the NLDS as well.
Coincidentally enough, Cano’s other two past MLB employers are in the postseason, too. Both the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners made it in the American League. He wouldn’t get a ring if either of them win a championship. Still, his odds are pretty good right now.