Mets choosing splash over cost efficiency in potential Robinson Cano deal

The Mets' investment in Robinson Cano will be about $60 million over five years if the trade with the Mariners comes to fruition. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren/File

The details of the blockbuster trade talks between the Seattle Mariners and New York Mets have seemingly leaked out in real time, as some names have been taken out of the mix and others were added. Longtime baseball executives will tell you that finishing a deal under those conditions can be really, really difficult, because once the details get out, the collective opinions of fans or talk radio or players can begin to become a factor.