Mets' Robinson Cano Said He's Unsure if He'll Return This Year

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The first year of the Robinson Cano experiment in Flushing might be over a bit earlier than expected due to his health.

After tearing his hamstring and finding himself on the IL, the New York Mets second baseman told reporters that he took batting practice a few days ago, but isn't anywhere close to coming back from his injury.

One-half of the now laughable Edwin Diaz trade that brought him and his massive contract over from Seattle, the 36-year-old Cano has been nothing less than a major disappointment as a Met, hitting .252 with 10 home runs, 32 RBI, and a below-average OPS+ of 88. Keep in mind he hit three home runs in one game to inflate those numbers.

Wouldn't it be terrible if the Mets had to pay him $19 million per season for the next four years, including in 2023 when he turns 40? Oh wait...

Well, at least the Mets picked up Diaz, an All-Star closer, in that trade and he's playing well. Oh wait...

Maybe that wasn't the best trade for Brodie Van Wagenan in hindsight.