For the second time in three years, Robinson Cano has tested positive for PEDs and has been suspended for the entire 2021 season.
The former all-world 2B is coming off a resurgent year where he most likely would have been named an all-star if there was an actual all-star game in 2020. Cano hit .316 and added 10 HR and 30 RBI in just 49 games. The Mets, and their new owner, Steve Cohen, now have to find a replacement for one of the best bats in the 2020 lineup. Cohen, who is expected to make a splash in free agency now has even more money to throw air players like JT Realmuto and Trevor Bauer this offseason.
Cano’s Hall of Fame resume was already in doubt due to his first positive test, but now, Cano can kiss Cooperstown goodbye.
It has been a bumpy road for Cano since he left the Bronx back in 2014. At one point considered the best second basemen in the game has had to deal with several injuries, down seasons, and of course suspensions.
The big question on everyone's mind now is why would such a talented player need to take PEDs to gain an advantage over his competition? Well, one theory that I have is that he is simply scared about the future of the NL East and doesn’t see the Mets competing with the Miami Marlins moving forward, and to be honest, I don’t think anyone can blame him for that one.