Robinson Cano: Should the Mets Bring the Yankee Second Baseman Across Town?

Mike KentSenior Writer IJuly 8, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 03:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees bats against the Texas Rangers on June 3, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Their fans may hate each other, but the teams may be able to help each other. I guess the first question should be, do the Mets want Robinson Cano?

Well, I say yes. And more than that, I think he may be the answer.

Yes, I know that most of you baseball fans are thinking I'm crazy—the man would be the No. 4 hitter on our team with Carlos Beltran gone, and with Carlos Beltran in, he can be the No. 5 hitter.

He's hitting very well, averaging .305 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI. I think the Mets would be better with Cano. He is a very good, young player.

So, why are the Yankees looking to trade him? I don't really know. I tried to look it up; I went to's "On the Block" and Cano was the No. 1 second baseman on the block.

It seems the Yankees think he's worth more to other teams than to them. And that may be why he is on the block.

The Yankees may want pitching help, and the Mets need offense, so it seems like the New Yorkers can make each other happy.

I think that if the Mets send Jon Niese, in addition to either Sean Green or Brian Stokes, they may be able to get Robinson Cano. I know Jon Niese is a big price to pay, but I think Cano is worth it—he's only 27 years old.

If the Yankees want, the Mets could send Argenis Reyes to them, and they can throw in a class-AA rookie.

And what would the Mets do with Luis Castillo? He is a great player to have on the bench. He could pinch hit and pinch run, and I don't see the Mets finding a way to trade him.

One reason the Yankees may pass on this would be to possibly send Robinson Cano and Phil Hughes to the Blue Jays for Roy Halladay; I don't think the Blue Jays would take that, since they would not want to send an ace to a division rival.

On, it says that the Dodgers may want Robinson Cano, but I don't see why. Their second baseman, Orlando Hudson, is having an all-star season.

I am hoping the Mets and Yankees read this article and start thinking of the possibility to make this trade work.

Please let me know what you think, as a Yankee, Met, or baseball fan.

Mike Kent also writes on a Wiki of the New York Mets called the Met Wiki. All and any help would be very much appreciated. If there are any questions, you can write on my wall.