Mets Close To Deal With Mariners For Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz

Robinson Cano Mariners Mets

Will it be a giant splash for the Mets or just one huge tease?

Nelson Cruz #23 of the Seattle Mariners and Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate a three-run home run off of starting pitcher Seth Lugo #67 of the New York Mets that also scored Cano and Jean Segura #2, second from right, of the Seattle Mariners, Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of an interleague game at Safeco Field on July 30, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.

According to sources, the framework of a deal has been reached, and a trade between the teams could become official as soon as Friday.

There have been a lot of possibilities thrown out with this transaction, but the Mariners have reportedly asked for the Mets' first-round pick from a year ago in Jarred Kelenic and another first rounder in Justin Dunn. An industry source said McNeil's name wasn't in the trade proposal as recently as Wednesday, but that might have changed.

The deal is not expected to come tonight, but it's possible that it will tomorrow.

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The New York Post's Joel Sherman also chimed in Thursday, reporting the Mets don't feel like they're close to a trade for Diaz and/or Cano.

That scenario would reduce Cano's commitment from the Mets to five years and $80 million, an amount the team may opt to reduce by asking Cano to defer some money towards the end of the deal.

Diaz, 24, had a 1.96 ERA and an MLB-leading 57 saves last season. He notes the Mariners have not yet approached Cano about waiving his no-trade clause and all players in the deal would have to undergo medicals.

Bruce is owed $29 million over the next two seasons, and the Mariners were recently removed from the list of teams to which he can not be traded without his consent (the list resets each offseason in his contract). If the money makes Cano essentially cost neutral next season, the team's payroll has stayed the same while swapping Bruce and Swarzak for Cano and Diaz, a massive upgrade in talent. He was also suspended 80 games a year ago for PED use, but he hit.303 with 10 homers and 50 RBI in just 80 games and proved he can still be productive at the plate. He signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners in December 2013, a deal that runs through his age-40 season.

Perhaps more important than adding Cano, a player that starred in NY for nine years as a member of the Yankees, would be the acquisition of Diaz, who is coming off a monster season.

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