Twitter Reacts to Robinson Cano Signing 10-Year Deal with Mariners

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Twitter Reacts to Robinson Cano Signing 10-Year Deal with Mariners
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Robinson Cano, the consensus No. 1 free agent available this MLB offseason, has agreed to a lifetime contract with the Seattle Mariners, tweets ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas:

This hilariously dwarfs any of the club's previous free-agent acquisitions in terms of total value:

In fact, Alex Rodriguez is the only major league player to ever receive a more substantial guarantee in free agency. He did so twice:

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times notes the similarities between this enormous deal and Albert Pujols':

When Cano chose hip-hop mogul Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports to represent him this spring, there was rampant speculation that he would re-sign with the New York Yankees.

But his former team maxed out at seven years and $175 million in the bidding for this superstar second baseman:

Many fans can understand why Cano took the more lucrative offer:

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports jokes that Jay Z will have to find his client some non-traditional endorsement deals: 

This expensive splash won't single-handedly elevate the Mariners into contention. Plenty of users doubt that the World Series-less franchise can ever regain relevance:

However, Seattle will continue spending to fill out the roster with veteran talent:

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