The Yankees reportedly met with Robinson Cano‘s agents yesterday afternoon, but according to ESPN New York there was still a “significant gap” between the two parties. With Cano obviously not changing his contract demands, could it possibly be time for the Yankees to move on from Robinson Cano and go elsewhere?
The Yankees have to realize that Robinson Cano isn’t the only free agent out there and the free agent market isn’t going to halt just because the Yankees are negotiating with their second basemen.
It’s also a case in which Cano and his agents are playing “hardball” with the Yankees, refusing to lower their price to the Yankees expectations. The notion that Cano is expecting more than what the Yankees were offering possibly makes it seem that Cano is only in it for the money, instead of wanting to wear the historical pinstripes.
The Yankees are supposed to spend the offseason filling all of the holes on the team (they succeed at the catching position, signing Brian McCann). Instead they are fixated on trying to fill second base, bringing the Robinson Cano contract saga into the public eye.
I’m not entirely sure what Jay-Z’s plan is for the offseason but if his plan was to make Robinson Cano look greedy and for Yankees fans to show Cano the door due to his ludicrous demands then congratulations, he’s succeeded.