While the Mets would take on Robinson Cano's large contract in the seven-player blockbuster trade with the Mariners that continues to near finalization, a source told SNY.tv's Andy Martino that Seattle would send the Mets a significant amont of money as well.
It is unknown, according to Fancred Sports' Jon Heyman, if Cano will be asked to defer some of the money involved.
There is "lots of momentum" toward the trade, which would send Cano and All-Star reliever Edwin Diaz to the Mets in exchange for outfielder Jay Bruce, reliever Anthony Swarzak and three prospects: outfielder Jarred Kelenic, RHP Justin Dunn and RHP Gerson Bautista.
The significant amoune of cash could be separate from the fact the Mariners will take on the remaining contracts of Bruce (two years, $26 million) and Swarzak (one year, $7 million).
Though the two sides expect a deal to be completed, they don't believe it will be finalized on Friday, according to Martino.