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Report: Cano Is Unhappy In Seattle, Would Love To Return To New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- In December of 2013, Robinson Cano shocked the baseball world when he left the Yankees to sign a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Seattle Mariners.

Cano was reportedly offered a seven-year, $175 million deal to return to the Bronx, but he opted to head west.

Two years later, things aren't going so well for the six-time All-Star.

The Mariners have missed the postseason in each of Cano's first two seasons, and last week former M's first-base coach Andy Van Slyke absolutely blasted the second baseman on 920-AM in St. Louis.

"The hitting coach got fired because of Cano," Van Slyke told the radio station. "And the manager and the coaches got fired because of Cano. That's how much impact he has on the organization. He was the worst player and it cost people their jobs in the process."

The Mariners finished fourth in the American League West in 2015 with a disappointing 76-86 record. General manager Jack Zduriencik was fired in August, and manager Lloyd McClendon was fired after the season along with other coaches.. Hitting coach Howard Johnson was re-assigned in June.

So is Cano regretting his decision to chase the money and leave New York, where he was a beloved superstar?


John Harper of the New York Daily News reports that a longtime friend of his recently spoke to the 2009 World Series champion, and he's not particularly happy in Seattle. The former Home Run Derby champion isn't pleased with the new regime in place, Harper reports, and he'd absolutely love to come back to New York.

With eight years remaining on his massive contract, that doesn't seem very likely.

Cano played with the Bombers from 2005-13 and, by the time he hit free agency, was one of the best players in baseball.

The 33-year-old struggled mightily in the first half of 2015, but found his rhythm in the second half. He finished the season with a .287 average, 21 homers and 79 RBIs.

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