Baseball World Reacts To Mets Owner Eating $40M Just To Get Rid Of Robinson Cano

Mets Owner Steve Cohen Sends $40M Invoice To Brodie Van Wagenen

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  • The New York Mets have cut 39-year-old Robinson Cano.
  • The decision will cost the team $40 million.
  • Mets’ owner Steve Cohen has sent an invoice to the former GM responsible for the deal.

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has proved, once again, that his beloved baseball team ain’t your father’s Mets, as the billionaire venture capitalist decided to eat $40 million in salary in order to get 39-year-old deadweight second baseman Robinson Cano off the roster.

Cano, who missed the entire 2021 season due to a steroid suspension, has failed to make an impact so far this season with a batting average of .200 and just one home run. With the deadline to reduce rosters to 26 players coming and going on Monday, the Mets decided to cut Cano despite the fact that they still owe him about $44 million.

In response to the move, Cano’s agent Brodie Van Wagenen — who was the Mets’ general manager at the time they traded for him (Hmmmmm, that seems odd, doesn’t it?) — told the New York Post that his client “absolutely still wants to play.”

“Robbie absolutely still wants to play. Given the right situation, he can still make a meaningful contribution for a team,” Van Wagenen said. “Robbie is a true professional with a great deal of respect for the organization. He understands they had a tough decision to make. He wishes them well going forward.”

Baseball fans react to Steve Cohen eating $40 million to cut Robinson Cano

The decision to cut Cano has been a wildly popular one in the baseball world as it’s proven that Cohen is placing winning about financials:

The first-place New York Mets will look to continue their hot start to the 2022 season when they host the defending champion Atlanta Braves in Queens over the next few days.

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