Francisco Lindor has made it clear he won't be happy if Robinson Cano gets cut by the New York Mets. Cano, who missed the entire 2021 season following a PED suspension, has had a rough start to the 2022 season. Cano entered this season determined to make amends for letting teammates down last year but his performances have been far from great so far this year.
Cano has been with the Mets since 2019 and Lindor has only positive words about his teammate. “I wouldn’t be happy,” Cano said, per The New York Post Sports. “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”.
Lindor gives reasons for Cano's rough start to 2022
Lindor suggests Cano needs to be given more time as the position in which he is in is not an easy one. “The inconsistency is coming because he’s not in there every day,” Lindor said.
“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”.
Meanwhile, Mets manager Buck Showalter suggested that Mets general Billy Eppler does a detail analyzation before he makes big decisions. “It’s tough, because we have good people and good players and Billy has been on this since spring training,” Showalter said.
“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”.