We all should give the Seattle Mariners a lot of credit for being able to throw up the funds to sign Robinson Cano. Cano wanted to top deal and didn’t apparently care where it came from. There is nothing wrong with that. However, a situation was reported on today from the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings that sounds just a little better to me. David Price apparently could have been involved in trade talks that would send him to the Mariners. He reportedly didn’t care for that.
The way it seems, Price would not entertain the idea of a long-term contract with the Mariners. He would reportedly be willing to sign a long term deal with other clubs but not the Mariners. One can only assume that Price has a list of teams that he believes are clubs that it would be profitable to be a part of long-term and other teams he doesn’t. If he thinks the Mariners in their current form aren’t very appealing, I tend to agree.
It is refreshing to see a sought after player who gives a hoot where he plays. So often it is only about the money even when players say it’s not. We all know it is. I don’t begrudge anyone from making top dollar; more power to them in fact. As fans we do reserve the right to see players who care where they play more than the money they receive in a much different light than those who don’t care at all.