MLB Team DFA's Veteran Hitter with Two Expensive Years Left on His Contract

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MLB Team DFA’s Veteran Hitter with Two Expensive Years Left on His Contract

Chicago Cubs

At today’s roster-shrinking deadline, the New York Mets have designated hitter Robinson Cano for assignment.

The Mets did so even with two expensive years left on his deal (just over $20 million per year owed by the Mets), because their other options would’ve potential lost them useful players or reduced the productivity of the big league team in the medium-term. The money is already spent, after all, and the only thing that matters at that point is what you’re going to do with the roster spot and the available at bats. Sometimes you just have to cut bait, even if it means you’re still paying a guy a lot of money after he’s gone.

That’s all. I just wanted to note that this is a thing that an MLB team did today. Do with that information whatever you’d like.


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