Yankees Robinson Cano Hires Scott Boras as Agent

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has hired super agent Scott Boras according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.

Cano, 28, earned $9 million last season and is under the Yankees control through the 2013 season. He will earn $10 million in 2011. He also has a $14 million club option in 2012 and a $15 million club option in 2013. If he plays anywhere near the level he played in 2010 those options should be no brainers.

This means that after the 2013 season the Yankees will have to pay top dollar if they want to keep Cano in pinstripes. At that point he’ll be 31-years-old and if his stock is anything like it is now then Boras will start with contract demands in the seven-year $100+ million range.

That is going to be a pain in the butt even if Cano is still a top player. But at least the Yankees and their fans don’t have to go through that for a few more seasons.

What do you think? Is this the beginning of the end of Cano’s days in Pinstripes? Or do the Yankees have enough money so it shouldn’t matter?

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3 Responses to Yankees Robinson Cano Hires Scott Boras as Agent

  1. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    I say trade him before or during 2013 unless they are one of the heavy favorites for the World Series. History is FILLED with top second baseman who decline beginning in their early 30s. The Yanks are better off not taking the risk and at least getting a couple of top draft picks out of it.

  2. Mike S. says:

    He is locked up through 2013, at which time Jeter is 39 and Alex 38. By that time, Boras can argue that Cano is the guts of the team but let’s wait until then, for the 2014 season to be upon us.

  3. Bronx Knight says:

    This could be interesting. By 2014, Jeter will be the only ’96 Yankee left. The Yankees will need a new heir to the title of “Mr. Yankee.” Cano is living up to the role on the field. I guess the question is, can he, or does he, equal his on-the-field accomplishments off the field? I’ve never heard that Cano has misbehaved, but I’ve never heard him called a saint, either. I think he has language limitations which might keep him from being the face of the team in the way that Jeter has been.
    All of this goes to say, that if by 2014, Cano has evolved into a clear successor to Jeter as the face of the team, then he will merit a Boras-type contract.
    Who knows?