SEATTLE — There is news breaking this morning from national baseball writers starting with Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes that the free agent second baseman Robinson Cano and the Mariners have agreed to a 10-year, $240 million contract. CBS Sports Jon Heyman also confirmed the deal.
SEATTLE — For nearly three decades, from George Argyros to Jack Zduriencik, from the Kingdome to Safeco Field-from rags to riches back to rags in the standings-Chuck Armstrong’s stamp on the Mariners has been large and loud.
CHICAGO — On the day Bulls superstar Derrick Rose’s professional career peaked nearly two years ago at the Berto Center, he gave his mother, Brenda, a look that suggested it doesn’t get any better than this.
Normally, the bye week is a necessary stress reliever for football fanatics. It’s an absolute must because this game of overreaction wrenches every emotion imaginable. You always want more, but when the break arrives, you realize it’s good for your health.
The ideal acquisition for the Seattle Mariners this winter is a speedy right-handed hitting corner outfielder with a strong arm, adequate power, a keen recognition of the strike zone, a history of durability and a contract that won’t guarantee him $50 million or $60 million after he turns 35.