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Report: Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners agree to mega-deal

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And just like that, it’s done. It looks like the rumors of Jay-Z’s supposed overplaying of his hand and alleged negotiating missteps were unfounded — or they at least paid off in end — as ESPN.com is reporting that Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have come to terms on a deal that should make Mariners fans very, very happy and Robinson Cano very, very, very rich.

ESPNdeportes.com reportedly has learned from a source that the team, Cano and his reps have agreed in principle to a 10-year, $240-million contract.

Earlier reports indicated that the Mariners angrily scoffed when Jay-Z upped the ante on the team’s original offer of a nine-year, $225 million contract and asked for a ten-year, $252 million deal, and it looks like the two sides met in the middle as it related to total value of the contract.

The source additionally told ESPNdeportes that Cano is expected to return to Seattle on Sunday and undergo a physical on Monday, thus in all likelihood completing a deal that will be the third largest in MLB history, tied with the mega-deal Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels a few years ago. Of course, Alex Rodriguez owns the top two slots on the ridiculously large MLB contract front.

Go West, young man, indeed. There’s clearly gold in them thar hills. Or the coffee shops around Safeco Field.

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