07:25 AM ET 12.06 | Robinson Cano traveled to Seattle on Thursday, and the pitch was, of course, for a lucrative deal. [Sources] told CBSSports.com that the Mariners offered the superstar second baseman a nine-year, $225 million contract in hopes of forging a deal with the top free agent and setting themselves up for a big winter. The Yankees are said by sources to be willing to go only to $175 million for seven years, if they're not there yet, and Yankees people have suggested many times they have no plans to top $200 million (or even $175 million). ... The Mariners, for years offensively weak, were said by a source to have "bumped" a first bid of around $200 million, and one person familiar with the talks said they intended to be $50 million above the Yankees, who are known to be drawing the line at around $175 million.