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Too many prospects for Cano? 00:03:12
SNY's DNL crew chats about the status of the Mets trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, and whether they spent too much in prospects.

John Harper, for SNY.tv | Twitter | -- OK, I know that even fans who hadn't heard of Jarred Kelenic until Thursday are now convinced he's the next Ted Williams, and there are plenty of scouts who will swear to that, but let's start with the bright side: 

The Mets are going to be better in 2019 for acquiring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz in the still-to-be-finalized trade with the Mariners, and maybe a lot better if Brodie Van Wagenen's first-ever deal kicks off a series of off-season moves, as anticipated.

For that matter, you can probably say the same thing about 2020 as well. 

 

Tags: Anthony Swarzak, Jay Bruce, Seattle Mariners, Todd Frazier, John Harper
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Seattle Mariners first baseman Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Mariners first baseman Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

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.

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Seattle Mariners third baseman Robinson Cano waits between pitches against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Mariners third baseman Robinson Cano waits between pitches against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets are continuing their aggressive trade pursuit of Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz, according to major league sources, and the sides are deep in talks on Thursday.

SNY first reported that the Mets were aggressively pursuing the Mariners' stars. That remains the case. As of late Thursday morning, a deal was not imminent, and a source said Cano had not yet been asked to waive his no-trade clause. 

Sources cautioned against viewing a trade as inevitable. But there is clearly momentum...

Tags: Jay Bruce, Seattle Mariners, Andy Martino
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John Harper, for SNY.tv | Twitter | -- Brodie Van Wagenen seems determined to make a big splash to kick off his career as Mets GM, and while you can debate the merits of pursuing Robinson Cano in a trade, such a move would leave no doubt that there's a new sheriff in town.

Under Sandy Alderson the Mets moved slowly and conservatively in making deals, and while that wasn't always a bad thing, this organization is desperately in need of some creativity at the moment.

In short, the Mets have declared themselves a win-now team, but they need more talent to honor such a pledge and they don't have much help coming from the farm system.

 

Tags: Jay Bruce, Seattle Mariners, John Harper
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Yankees could have been content to re-sign J.A. Happ, who proved to be reliable in pinstripes last year. And maybe they will still do just that, but in trading for the Mariners' James Paxton on Monday, GM Brian Cashman went for the higher ceiling for an obvious reason:

He needs somebody to beat the Red Sox in October.

He needs somebody to make the Yankees champions again.

Tags: Justus Sheffield, Seattle Mariners, John Harper
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Win-win trade for Yankees 00:02:08
BNNY reacts to the Yankees' trade for James Paxton. Overall, it appears to be a win-win for New York, as they only gave up three prospects.

The Yankees upgraded their rotation by trading for Mariners LHP James Paxton on Monday.

Though they gave up three prospects, including LHP Justus Sheffield, who was ranked No. 1 in the organization, many believe New York was the big winner in the trade.

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Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton delivers against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning at Safeco Field. (Lindsey Wasson/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton delivers against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning at Safeco Field. (Lindsey Wasson/USA TODAY Sports)

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If there was any question as to the seriousness of the Yankees' prioritization for starting pitching, it has quelled with the acquisition of James Paxton well before the Winter Meetings.

Paxton markedly upgrades the Yankees rotation, and with an estimated $9 million salary for the 2019 season, there is plenty of payroll room for another addition to the starting rotation via free agency (think Patrick Corbin). Despite working in his age-30 season next year, Paxton has significant upside after setting several career-best marks in 2018.

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Apr 22, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) throws in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Scuteri)
Apr 22, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) throws in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Scuteri)

Though the Yankees traded for Mariners LHP James Paxton on Monday, they remain interested in signing another pitcher through free agency, according to SNY.tv's Andy Martino.

The Yankees are still looking to pursue LHPs Patrick Corbin and J.A. Happ, according to Martino and Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

New York dealt top prospect Justus Sheffield and two other minor leaguers to Seattle to acquire the 30-year-old Paxton, who went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts for the Mariners in 2018.

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James Paxton trade reaction 00:00:49
Andy Martino shares his initial reaction to the James Paxton trade. The Yankees acquire the starter while trading Justus Sheffield.

The Yankees acquired Mariners LHP James Paxton for three prospects on Monday, the team announced.

Yankees top prospect Justus Sheffield is among the players New York will give up. Outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams and RHP Erik Swanson have also been traded.

Paxton, 30, went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts for the Mariners this season and is under team control for the next two seasons.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Dellin Betances allowed the go-ahead run to score in the eighth inning as the Yankees lost the series finale to the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday at Safeco Field. >> Box score


1) Betances surrendered a leadoff walk to Mitch Haniger, who stole second base. Haniger advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on Robinson Cano's fielder's choice to shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

2) The Yankees scored on Miguel Andujar's RBI double in the first inning and a bases-loaded walk by Andrew McCutchen in the fourth, but went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Miguel Andujar, Seattle Mariners
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New York Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees (69-59) play the final game of a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners (66-64) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

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Sonny Gray fires a pitch in the first inning of his Yankees debut. (David Dermer/AP)
Sonny Gray fires a pitch in the first inning of his Yankees debut. (David Dermer/AP)

The New York Yankees (68-59) play the second game of a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners (66-63) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.

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Aug 19, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Aug 19, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

The New York Yankees (68-58) return home for a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners (65-63) at Yankee Stadium on Friday at 7:05 p.m.

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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes turns a double play against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes turns a double play against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

X-rays on Mets infielder Jose Reyes' left wrist came back negative after he left Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning when he was hit by a pitch.

Reyes was hit by James Paxton's 98 mph fastball and went down in pain, grabbing his forearm in pain. He said he was nervous after he got hit.

"When we did the X-ray, [it revealed] there's nothing broken, so that's good news," Reyes told reporters after the game.

Before Reyes was replaced by Asdrubal Cabrera, Reyes went 1-for-2 in Sunday's 9-1 loss to increase his batting line to .226/.289/.387. Asked if he would play Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies, Reyes said, "we'll see."

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New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is greeted by left fielder Clint Frazier following a solo home run by Gardner during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is greeted by left fielder Clint Frazier following a solo home run by Gardner during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Clint Frazier hit a tiebreaking two-run double, Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner combined for three home runs and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-4, Sunday at Safeco Field. >> Box score


Gardner went 2-for-5 with a leadoff home run in the first inning and a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning off James Pazos (2-3). Frazier followed and drove in two runs with a double to left field that made it 6-4, as the Yankees won a series for the first time since June 9-11.

Gregorius homered in the second and fourth innings to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead, but Yankees starting pitcher Caleb Smith allowed a two-run single to Ben Gamel and a two-run double to Guillermo Heredia in the bottom of the fourth inning that gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, James Pazos, Luis Severino, Seattle Mariners
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (49-45) will play the second game of a four-game series with the Mariners (48-49) on Friday night at 10:10 p.m. ET at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Seattle Mariners
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July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today
July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today

Several teams, including three American League playoff contenders, are interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrerasources told New York Post reporter Mike Puma.

Cabrera, who is due roughly $4 million the rest of this season, will move from second to third base when 2B Neil Walker returns from the disabled list next week. He mostly played shortstop the last 10 years.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians, David Wright, Neil Walker, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts after getting the final out of the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts after getting the final out of the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees RHP Luis Severino outdueled Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez by striking out six batters in seven scoreless innings in Thursday's 4-1 win at Safeco Field.

A start after going toe-to-toe with Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale, Severino earned a win for the first time since June 10. While he scattered eight hits, the Mariners went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base.

"I know it's going to be tough every time I face a guy like Felix," Severino said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I just try to bring my 'A' stuff."

A year after going 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA in 22 games (11 starts), Severino is now tied with Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer for the second most starts (seven) of at least seven innings and one or fewer runs allowed. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leads the majors with 10.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP CC Sabathia hopes his strong outing in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field can turn his season around.

Sabathia (8-10) threw seven innings of one-run ball, giving up three hits and striking out seven batters, as he won for the second time in his last three starts. He had been 2-6 with a 6.78 ERA over his previous 11 starts since starting the year 5-4 with a 2.20 ERA. 

"We know what a competitor CC is; it's frustrating for him," manager Joe Girardi said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "There's been a lot of games, I've said, where he's pitched a lot better than the line."

Tags: Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Seattle Mariners
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees open a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Monday at Safeco Field at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Yankees Mariners
Brett Gardner, :LF Nori Aoki, LF
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Seth Smith, RF
Gary Sanchez, C Robinson Cano, 2B
Didi Gregorius, SS Nelson Cruz, DH
Starlin Castro, 2B Kyle Seager, 3B
Brian McCann, DH Adam Lind, 1B
Aaron Judge, RF Mike Zunino, C
Chase Headley, 3B Leonys Martin, CF
Tyler Austin, 1B Ketel Marte, SS

Who's pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (6-10, 4.89 ERA) is coming off a rain-shortened outing last Tuesday when he threw five scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pineda is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA over his last six starts. In his only two starts against the Mariners in his career, Pineda is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA.


Who's pitching for the Mariners: RHP Cody Martin (1-2, 3.14 ERA) is making his second start of the season. He allowed two runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in his only other start last Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels. Martin has given up three runs and 10 hits in 10 innings across five relief outings this season.

Tags: Michael Pineda, Seattle Mariners