08:57 AM ET 12.08 | According to three people who know Robinson Cano, he didn't enjoy playing for manager Joe Girardi and that may have factored into the decision, though the Mariners giving him $60 million more than the Yankees offered ($175 million) likely had more to do with him leaving. "Robbie didn't like batting second, he wanted to bat in the middle of the order," one person said. "The Yankees wanted him second because that was best for the team. He wanted to hit in the middle of the order to drive in runs [to increase his value]." Through the middle of June, Cano shuttled between second and third in a lineup that didn't have Derek Jeter to hit second or Rodriguez in the cleanup spot.