Report: Cano’s dad believes Yankees don’t want to sign Cano

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Once upon a time and a few seasons ago, Robinson Cano looked as if he wanted to be a New York Yankee for the rest of his career. He was well on his way to possibly being the next face of the Yankees franchise after Derek Jeter would finish his career. However, not all was good in Yankee Land during the 2013 offseason.

On a dreary 2013 offseason, Cano became a free agent. His mission was to become the richest free agent on the market but the Yankees weren’t meeting up to Cano’s demands. The Yankees planned on giving him $175 Million but Cano wanted over $200 Million. With the Cano and Yankees contract dispute getting ugly, Cano’s father decided to put his two cents in.

“The Yankees don’t seem to want him,” Jose Cano told the Daily News.

The Yankees do want Cano, but not at the price he’s asking for. According to Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees still consider Cano a top priority.

Look, we’re still talking,” Steinbrenner said. “Nobody has given up. We’re still talking, but obviously we’re a decent distance apart. We’re just going to have to see, day by day. That’s all we can do.”

Steinbrenner said that the Yankees would be willing to match any offer Cano receives but Brian Cashman, the Yankees General Manager thinks otherwise.

“At the end of the day, usually it just comes down to the financials and where we sit versus the field,” Cashman said. “I don’t know what the field is doing and how they’re doing and what people are willing to do, I just know at the end of the day, we will have or have put forward already offers that we are very comfortable with and higher than where we thought we would be to try to retain him.”

From the beginning, it’s been clear that the Yankees have wanted Cano. It would have to be up to Cano in order to swallow is pride a bit and take the Yankees deal. He’s not going to find over $250 Million anywhere in this free agent market. Hopefully this contract drama will have a very happy ending.

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5 Responses to Report: Cano’s dad believes Yankees don’t want to sign Cano

  1. Between Jay-Z, his father and whoever else has his ear; Cano seems to be taking some terrible advice from people.

    I dont think the Yankees need all this negative influence. Cano is already lazy and lackadaisical when on the field, imagine if he has to come back and "settle" for 175 million. God forbid.

    • Jim Van Horn says:

      It is clear, Cano has no Yankee pride, and is only interested in the money, so goodbye to Cano, his father, and Z. Cano is throwing away introduction to the Hall of Fame, just as Pettitte did.

  2. Bill says:

    Cano is for sure is lazy, and also greedy, happy that he is far away from n.y..
    He will be there for 10 years and NEVER win another world series…
    We can spen that money a lot better than joist one lazy player.

  3. Michael R says:

    I don't count but I understand why the Yanks are (were) playing hardball with him.

  4. Willie 42 says:

    Cano ba bay the Yankee doin better we Beltran se u playing golf in the Yankee in the word series ha ha

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