The problem I have with it is that they have so many other needs that should be a higher priority IMO. He will hit is fair share of HR's in that park and can transition to 1B and DH, but the other needs that they have should make signing him a low priority not the highest.
I'm not sure he was their highest priority - only the one willing to come to an agreement the quickest. It seems the OFers they are pursuing are willing to play the market longer and Cano, unless they are willing to give him $300 million, is definitely going to let it drag on. Kuroda seems to be weighing Japan. Are they connected with any other SP's?
If it's obvious it's probably true.