Francisco Lindor doesn't want Mets to cut Robinson Cano

Francisco Lindor doesn’t want Mets to cut Robinson Cano

Earlier than the clock moves midday on Monday, the governor should come to a decision whether or not Robinson Cano merits a keep of execution. 

On this case, the governor is basic supervisor Billy Eppler, settling on a well-liked veteran inside the Mets clubhouse as MLB groups cut back rosters from 28 to 26 avid gamers. 

Cano entered Sunday night time proudly owning a .195/.233/.268 slash line with one homer and 3 RBIs in 43 plate appearances since getting back from a PED suspension that price him all of 2021. 

The Mets nonetheless owe the 39-year-old 2nd baseman $37 million on a freelance that runs via subsequent season. 

“I wouldn’t be happy,” Francisco Lindor mentioned, when requested concerning the risk Cano gets dumped. “I don’t want to see that happen. He’s a good teammate, a good person and obviously he’s got a great track record and we all know what he’s capable of doing. I don’t care how old he is, the mind is still fresh and he can still hit.” 

Francisco Linor (entrance) embraces Robinson Cano (again).
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Lindor was once requested what he’s noticed from Cano, who has began simplest as soon as within the Mets’ final 5 video games. Cano has been a part-time participant, transferring between 2nd base and DH. 

“The inconsistency is coming because he’s not in there every day,” Lindor mentioned. “He’s been a guy, his whole career, and he’s in a new role. He didn’t play last year and he’s in a new role right now so that is what is happening. He really hasn’t adjusted to the new role that he has.” 

Supervisor Dollar Showalter indicated in all chance the Mets will take away one pitcher prior to the closing date, leaving them with 14. The obvious candidate for departure is Yoan Lopez, who was once recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday to interchange Sean Reid-Foley, who has been identified with a partly torn ulnar collateral ligament. 

That leaves the query whether or not the Mets will unlock Cano or ship a participant with choices to Syracuse (Dominic Smith, J.D. Davis and Luis Guillorme are the applicants from that crew). Travis Jankowski has emerged as a unswerving backup outfielder whom Showalter and Eppler like and does no longer have minor league choices ultimate. If the Mets have been to designate him for project he must transparent waivers prior to he may just go back to the group. 

Smith entered Sunday with a .167/.295/.194 slash line with 4 RBIs in 44 plate appearances and necessarily serves as a reproduction to Cano as a left-handed DH bat. The Mets entertained the potential for buying and selling Smith to the Padres right through spring coaching, however in the end retreated from a deal that might have yielded pitcher Chris Paddack. 

Robinson Cano
Robinson Cano has struggled to begin the 2022 season.
Corey Sipkin for the NY POST

Davis and Guillorme seem protected as a result of they fill explicit roles as a right-handed bat off the bench and backup shortstop, respectively. 

Jankowski, who arrived on a minor league contract right through spring coaching, mentioned he has “no worries” about dropping his roster spot. 

“I know my role,” Jankowsi mentioned. “Fourth-outfielder type, where it’s just go in and be a defensive replacement late in the game, go steal a bag, score from first on a double. It’s one of those things that is vital in this game. It’s needed for a winning team. Hopefully it’s continuing to go in this game and trend in this direction.” 

Showalter indicated the topic of the roster cuts has been considerably mentioned, with Eppler searching for enter from all corners. 

“It’s tough, because we have good people and good players and Billy has been on this since spring training,” Showalter mentioned. “We have been talking about it. Billy is a great gatherer of information from people and solicits a lot of opinions and great listener and take it all in and at the end of the day I feel like everybody will feel like they have had some input. That is all you ask.”

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