New York Mets: Can Robinson Cano Turn His Season Around?

New York Mets, Robinson Cano

In his return to New York, Robinson Cano has certainly been a disappointment in his first season with the New York Mets. He has hit .245 with only six home runs and 22 RBIs.

The Mets shipped out a lot in the trade which also netted them Edwin Diaz and cash. The Seattle Mariners received Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Gerson Bautista, Justin Dunn, and top prospect Jared Kelenic.

What happened to Robby?

Cano has certainly disappointed during his short time in blue and orange, but as long as the Mets can turn around their season, he can turn around his.

Since the All-Star break, Cano has gone 6-for-19 and looks more confident now as well. Manager Mickey Callaway has continued to show confidence in Cano by never batting him below fifth in the order, no matter how bad Cano was slumping.

After pulling off a two-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins, the Mets have won four in a row. If the Mets want any chance at a postseason birth this year Cano has to be the one to lead the way.

Cano’s Revival?

He is a sleeping giant and once he gets going he will play like an MVP again. Cano has hall of fame numbers and wants nothing more than to play on a winning team again. Just like Adrian Beltre, I do not think his age has any effect on his production.

Even though it may not have seemed like it, this season-long slump took a huge toll on Cano. When someone has been great for as long as he had and all of a sudden hits a wall, it seems like you are trapped.

Outside of his decisions to avoid running out of the box, he has handled this the best way he could. Mets fans embraced Cano when he came here and they want nothing more than to see him play at the level he did as a Yankee.

Cano is not alone here, Jeurys Familia and Edwin Diaz are also trying to turn around their seasons. If all three of them return to form, the Mets could be a very dangerous team to finish the season.