The last time we checked in on the “Robinson Cano contract saga”, Cano wanted $305 Million. Today we check in on the “Robinson Cano contract saga” and Cano wants…$310 Million.
Yep, not much of a change from last month.
According to John Harper of the New York Daily News, a person close to Cano says that Cano will be willing for the contract negotiations to go past Christmas, maybe even past January in order to get the mega-deal he wants.
“He wants his money, that’s the bottom line,” the source said. “He wants to be a Yankee, but only if he gets the money he wants.”
Cano also would like a deal of at least seven years, which would end right before his 38th birthday. Teams (including the Yankees) will be wary about signing a player until almost the age of 40 but what might entice teams to Cano is his WAR. Cano is defensively the best second basemen in baseball, just ahead Ben Zobrist and Dustin Pedroia. With being the best second basemen in baseball, Cano would get big money–just not the $300-310 Million he’s searching for.
If the Yankees can’t come to an agreement with Cano, or at least knock $100-$150 Million off Cano’s asking price, then it might be time for the Yankees to say (cue Michael Kay’s voice) “See ya!”