Robinson Canó#24, 2B, NY Yankees
- October 22, 1982
- Birth Place:
- San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
- Undrafted. Signed by the New York Yankees
— Player Notes
Advice: ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas is saying the deal will be for 10 years and $240 million and that Cano is scheduled for a physical on Monday in Seattle. Obviously, reports from early Friday morning that there was a blowup in negotiations between the two sides was false. The Mariners had been willing to go nine years and $225 million, but it appears caving in and giving Cano a 10th year might have sealed the deal. This could be the beginning of some other big moves by Seattle, as they're still not ready to contend for a World Series title.
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Advice: A report from the New York Daily News said talks between the two sides were dead after Cano's agent, Jay Z, upped the ante on his asking price, but Rosenthal is hearing that they could still work something out. The Mariners are willing to give Cano nine years and $225 million, but Jay Z wants 10 years and $252-260 million. That's more than $75 million higher than the Yankees are willing to go, but it's clear Seattle will have to overpay to get Cano to leave New York.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld
Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is also hearing that there has been a "hiccup" in talks between the two sides. The Daily News says Cano's camp arrived in Seattle Thursday night with an eight-year, $200 million offer in hand, knowing that the M's were prepared to go to nine years and $225 million, an offer Seattle expected Cano to take. However, Jay Z then upped his asking price to 10 years and $252 million, at which point Mariners president Howard Lincoln apparently "exploded" and ended the meeting. The Daily News believes the Mariners are now out on Cano, leaving the Yankees as "his lone suitor." The Yanks are prepared to offer the second baseman $175 million.
More: New York Daily NewsFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld
Advice: It's no surprise, as Ellsbury will be guaranteed just about $20 million less than the Yankees' reported offer for Cano. The Mariners, meanwhile, are reportedly prepared to offer the second baseman $225 million. Murti adds that the Yankees are "not feeling optimistic" about their chances of re-signing Cano "but (are) prepared to move on."
More: Sweeny Murti on TwitterFri, Dec 6 Rotoworld
Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman is reporting the same figures, saying they've bumped up their initial offer of $200 million. Heyman also notes that the Mariners "understand they have to be well above the Yankees to get him to move nearly 3,000 miles." The $225 million offer would certainly qualify, as the Yanks are at $175 million and are reportedly unwilling to approach $200 million. Cano is meeting with the Mariners' brass Thursday evening.Rotoworld
Advice: Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reported earlier Thursday that the Mariners were willing to offer Cano $230-240 million, but Rosenthal says that's not the case, at least not at this point. Cano asked Seattle for a 10-year, $240 million deal, but the M's apparently came back well below that number. The second baseman is currently on a plane to Seattle to meet with club officials. While it does certainly appear the Mariners are serious about their pursuit of Cano, it remains to be seen if they'll be able to outbid the Yankees.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterThu, Dec 5 Rotoworld
Advice: If that's the case, we're not sure how Cano hasn't signed with them yet. Only Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez (twice) have received bigger contracts in the history of the game. Rojas hears that Cano took a private flight from from New York to Seattle on Thursday to meet with the Mariners, so reports pegging them as a serious threat would appear to be accurate. We'll soon see whether this will be enough for the Yankees to increase their limit, which is reportedly in the range of seven years and $175 million.
More: ESPN DeportesThu, Dec 5 Rotoworld
Advice: "The meeting went very well," said a source. Recent chatter has the offense-starved Mariners as a serious threat to sign Cano, with one report suggesting they could be willing to offer around eight years and $200 million. Meanwhile, the Yankees continue to say they won't go over around seven years and $175 million. We're still skeptical that Cano actually wants to play in Seattle, but something will have to give eventually.
More: New York PostThu, Dec 5 Rotoworld
Advice: That might be a tough argument after the Yankees gave a $153 million deal to Jacoby Ellsbury, but they continue to say that they'll let Cano walk if he can find $200 million elsewhere. The Mariners have reportedly emerged as a threat to sign Cano, but many remain skeptical that he actually wants to play in Seattle. "Now it's a question of, does [Cano] want to be a Yankee, or is he just about the money?" said a baseball insider.
More: ESPN New YorkWed, Dec 4 Rotoworld
Advice: Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reported Tuesday that the Mariners had emerged as a "major player" for Cano and might be willing to offer eight years and $200 million. The Yankees have held firm with a seven-year offer around $160 million, but Cano might have a better case at a higher offer now that Jacoby Ellsbury is getting a $153 million deal. It would ultimately be a surprise to see Cano leave New York for Seattle, but Dutton believes the Mariners may be willing to make an offer he can't refuse.
More: Bob Dutton on TwitterWed, Dec 4 Rotoworld
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