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Robinson Cano Tested Positive for PEDs for the Second Time, Will Be Suspended for a Year

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How. How do you do this? How do you do it once, miss half a season and see your legacy shredded … and then do it AGAIN?

I really can’t believe this, and the guy is likely toast now:

Cano, 38, was more than underwhelming in his first year with the Mets in 2019 after that massive trade with the Mariners, and then bounced back with a huge 2020 season. Now we’ll always wonder how he did it.

In any case, the news is probably a boon overall to the Mets, who were on the hook for the majority of Cano’s salary in 2021, and can now add it to their stores of cash to spend this offseason. Sure, they’ll have to replace Cano’s bat, but (clearly) he was not a lock to produce at a high level again next year. Jeff McNeil could slide back over to second base, opening a spot at third for a trade or a signing. Maybe the Mets get in on Nolan Arenado? Maybe they get in on Kris Bryant?

Cano, by the way, has two more years on his deal AFTER next year. So that’ll either be awkward, or new Mets owner Steve Cohen will just eat it.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.