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BREAKING: Robinson Cano Suspended For 2021 Season

In a stunning turn of events, Robinson Canó has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the entirety of the 2021 season. The 38-year-old tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug stanozolol. This is Robinson Cano’s second positive test for a PED; he was suspended for 80 games in 2018 for using a masking agent.

Jeff Passan was the first to break the news

What Robinson Cano"s Situation Means for the Mets

While Canó was productive in 2020, this suspension is, in some ways, a blessing for the Mets. He is forfeiting his $24 million salary, which clears up a lot of space for the Mets to spend on free agents. Furthermore, the Mets already had a crowded infield situation, and this could allow either Jeff McNeil or Andrés Giménez to slide over to second base.

Robinson Cano"s Chances for Cooperstown Take Another Hit

Robinson Cano"s numbers are Hall of Fame worthy. He has a career batting line of .303/.352/.492 (126 OPS+) with 334 homers, 571 doubles, and 68.9 rWAR. Additionally, he"s an eight-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glover, and a five-time Silver Slugger. In 2020, Robinson Cano hit a robust .316/.352/.544 (144 OPS+) with 10 homers and 30 RBI.

However, it"s hard to look past his two failed drug tests. Manny Ramírez failed multiple drug tests, and as a result, he has gotten a very limited amount of support from voters. Unless other players who have a checkered past such as Ramírez, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens get into Cooperstown, Robinson Cano will face an uphill battle to get in.

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Chuck M Cecil
1044 days ago
Thank you for forwarding the notion of cano's HOF chances as being close to nil. The fact that bonds and clement still pursue the hall describes the pathetically selfish notion they hold: Even cheater/liars benefit. One of the poorest positions an individual may attain is believing their own lies. We all have personality blind spots. Goes with the territory of being a human. To continue to seek glorification after the cheating fact is just plain uncomfortable - UGLY. They presume, no, they know they are smarter than the rest of us. Cheater eyes is a jagged road to their souls.
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