I go away for a weekend...and this happens. You know that I'm a Mariners fan and this is not music to my ears.

That said, it's pretty interesting:

Let's peel back the layers here:

1. The Mariners were pretty good in Cano's first year, missing the playoffs by a mere game. They were not good this year.

2. Cano was not good for half of the year in 2015, batting injuries along the way. But despite those injuries, he was very good in the second half.

3. The exact quote is here from M's former 3B coach Rich Donnelly:

So maybe Van Slyke is just so bitter about being fired that he needed someone to blame. But even if Cano has had the best intentions as a Mariner, one long-time friend who spoke to him recently says the second baseman is not happy in Seattle, especially with a new regime in charge there now, and that he’d love to somehow find his way back to New York.

Remember that quote from a 'long-time friend' is not attributed to anyone in Cano's agency, so you take it with a grain of salt.

4. Cano has 8 years and $192 million on his deal left, so can the Mariners even get rid of him if everyone wanted it?

5. If the Yankees loved Cano so much, they would have wanted to keep him when he hit free agency.

6. Cano posted this on Twitter:

7. Seems like this is all overblown. Cano reached out to the M's on Twitter to re-affirm his commitment.

8. M's GM Jerry DiPoto says Cano and he have spoken throughout the offseason and this has not been brought up.

The odds of Cano being back in New York are not good.

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