Yankees and Robinson Cano not talking extension 13

What might the Yankees be doing when they are watching all the free agents come off the board? Well, they are not discussing an extension with Robinson Cano.

“I think the Yankee policy is very clear, they always walk through the contracts and then address them,” Boras told Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. “As they did with (Derek) Jeter and other players.”

The policy Boras is talking about is the one where the Yankees refuse to extend players until their contract is up. However, it’s not so much a policy as a guideline. They have been open to talking extension with Cano this offseason, but Boras and Cano has made it clear that they are going to want top dollar and will not cut the Yankees any breaks. With the strict budget constraints put in place by Hal Steinbrenner this pretty much rules out any extension possibility this offseason.

So Cano will hit free agency next offseason where perhaps the Yankees will be serious bidders. It certainly seems that they are trying to put themselves in a position where they can keep him, but with the the uncertainty surrounding the budget we won’t really find out until next offseason.

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13 thoughts on “Yankees and Robinson Cano not talking extension

  • Mark Panuthos

    I like the guy. I hope we can keep him. On the other hand, he's an aging 2nd baseman who sent his stunt double in for the ALCS. Amazing to me that after that (lack of) performance, he still thinks he should get "top dollar".

  • jersey joe

    the yankees are telling us they are a different organization through their moves thus far and unwillingness to even offer contracts to free agents. that being said negotiating now would save money….if cano hits the open market i fear the yankees will not be willing to compete with his market value.the dodgers and cubs will probably be at the head of the table on him and lord only knows the size of the well fargo truck they will back into his driveway…..goodbye robinson.

  • Mike

    Great another aging infielder in his mid / late 30's when his next contract is done . Trade him for Justin upton and enjoy a younger 5 tool player under control

  • Randy Calhoun

    Wake up Hal and Hank, your father is rolling over in his grave rightnow, and don't tell methe Yankee's don't
    have any money for Free Agents this year, I think it is ashame that you are the laughing stock at the Winter meeting being recognized at "Coupon Clippers" I have been a Yankee fan for more than 50 years and if
    the brothers don't make the trades or moves they need to make and fill the holes that we have. I will not watch, attend or even think about the Yankee's from now own. Hey you better lock up Cano before you piss him off
    and he goes to another team next year. ( WAKE UP HAL AND HANK ) make your daddy proud and take us back
    to the World Series agian in 2013. RandyC

  • vincent

    No doubt about this one He must be traded now With boras as his agent we will be looking at another arod contract Any player this guys involved with we should run not walk away from

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