Mets designate Robinson Cano for assignment

The New York Mets declared on Monday that veteran second baseman Robinson Cano has been selected for assignment, eliminating him from the team’s 40-person roster and properly ending his time with the Mets.

All MLB teams were being essential to trim their roster from 28 to 26 gamers by Monday, and Cano’s DFA, along with pitcher Yoan Lopez remaining optioned to Triple-A, obtained the Mets to 26 gamers.

Cano, 39, has not been undertaking properly with the Mets. More than 12 online games and 43 plate appearances, he is strike .195/.233/.268 with a person dwelling run. Even though it really is only 12 games, the Mets are a supernova proper now (they have gained all seven series they have performed due to the fact opening working day and have the ideal history in the Nationwide League). With the crew on this sort of a tear, they really don’t have the time (or potentially the motivation) to see if Cano will find his swing and make improvements to his timing. Regardless of owing Cano about $37 million for his 2022 and 2023 income, the Mets — and operator Steve Cohen’s very fats wallet — made a decision to shift on.

Cano’s time with Mets complicated by suspension

Cano’s rustiness is not just because of to the prolonged lockout for the duration of the offseason, which bled into spring instruction and subsequently delayed the get started of the normal season. He was suspended for the full 2021 year right after tests good for Stanozolol, a drug which is banned by MLB underneath its functionality-improving drug coverage. Cano really had a past suspension on his report, as he missed 80 video games in 2018 immediately after testing good for the banned drug Furosemide.

Apr 8, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA;  New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) before the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have selected Robinson Cano for assignment, fundamentally ending

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Winners and losers of MLB’s opening weekend: Alex Bregman, Mets off to hot starts; Brewers, D-Backs struggle

The first weekend of Major League Baseball’s 2022 season is in the books. While best practices suggest the smart way to approach the game is with patience and discipline, we here like to lean into the entertainment aspect now and then. 

Consider, for example, this annual piece, in which we name winners and losers from the season’s first weekend. Will anyone remember who started hot (or cold) in a few weeks, let alone in October? Probably not. It’s this or worrying about all the world’s existential threats, though, and we know which way we’d rather pass time.

Now, let’s get toit.

Winner: New-look Mets

Sure, the Mets played the Nationals, but you can only play the schedule you’re given. The important thing is the Mets took care of business against a weaker foe, winning the first three games of a four-game set before the bullpen cost them Sunday’s affair. Offseason additions paved the way: Starling Marte, Mark Canha and Eduardo Escobar combined for 13 hits while Max Scherzer and Chris Bassitt struck out 14 batters versus six hits and two walks in 12 innings of work. The Mets will see the Phillies next in what should be a more competitive and entertaining series between National League East foes.

Milwaukee remains the overwhelming favorite in the NL Central. That doesn’t mean this weekend’s series versus the Cubs was easy to stomach for Brewers fans, who had to watch their club lose a one-run game on Opening Day then get blown out on Saturday. Thankfully, the Brew Crew edged the Cubs for their first win on Sunday. The immediate road will get easier for the Brewers, who will conclude a brief road trip with three games in Baltimore against the Orioles.

The Yankees schedule had them opening with seven consecutive games at

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Max Scherzer, Mets agree to record contract as right-hander signs three-year, $130 million deal

Max Scherzer is in agreement with the New York Mets on a three-year, $130 million deal. CBS Sports HQ’s Jim Bowden confirmed the two sides were putting the finishing touches on the contract Monday afternoon. The deal will give the right-handed starter the largest average annual value of any MLB player at $43.3 million. The Dodgers (who traded for Scherzer at July’s deadline), Giants and Angels were also rumored to be fighting for Scherzer’s services, but it appears they were all outbid by the Mets.

Some details of Scherzer’s contract:

  • Breaks Gerrit Cole’s previously held record ($36 million) for highest AAV in MLB history
  • Reportedly includes an opt out after the second year and a full no-trade clause
  • Is the fifth-largest deal in Mets history in terms of guaranteed money (shortstop Francisco Lindor signed the largest deal in club history at $341 million)

Scherzer, 37, will be joining his fifth team in 15 years in the majors. He came up with the Diamondbacks, was traded to the Tigers, signed as a free agent with the Nationals and was traded to the Dodgers last season. In his career, he’s 190-97 with a 3.16 ERA (134 ERA+), 1.08 WHIP and 3,020 strikeouts in 2,536 2/3 innings. The eight-time All-Star has won three Cy Young Awards.

Last season, Scherzer finished third in NL Cy Young voting (his sixth top-three finish and eighth top-five finish) when he went 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 236 strikeouts against 36 walks in 179 1/3 innings. After the trade, the Dodgers went 11-0 in his starts while he had a 1.98 ERA. In the playoffs, he had a 2.16 ERA, though the Dodgers lost two of his four starts. 

Even at his age, the most likely path for Scherzer in 2022 is once again to

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