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: 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 York8 hours ago 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 Twitter9 hours ago Rotoworld
Advice: Passan says Cano is "still very much in play" for the Bombers. The Yankees had given indications that they planned to keep their payroll below $189 million for luxury tax purposes, but that appears to have gone out the window. At last report, the Yankees and Cano's representatives were roughly $100 million apart in negotiations.
More: Jeff Passan on TwitterWed, Dec 4 Rotoworld
Advice: Wallace was told by one source familiar with the negotiations that the Yankees believe that the offense-starved Mariners might be willing to offer eight years and $200 million to lure Cano to Seattle. This is the first time we have heard of legitimate interest from another club, though the timing is somewhat dubious after it was reported Monday that the Yankees weren't going to give him $200 million. We're skeptical that the Mariners are a legitimate threat here, as they have failed in previous efforts to sign hitters, but one industry source pegs the Yankees' chances of retaining Cano at "less than 50-50."
More: ESPN New YorkTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
Advice: It's been well documented at this point that the Yankees and Cano's agent, Jay Z, are not on the same page in negotiations to this point. Cano wants a nine-year deal in the $252-260 million range, while the Yankees have offered him a seven-year, $160 million pact. Obviously a major compromise is in order if something is going to get done.
More: Yahoo! SportsTue, Dec 3 Rotoworld
Advice: Cano has reportedly asked for a nine-year, $252 million deal with a vesting option for a 10th year. Meanwhile, the Yankees are holding firm with their seven-year, $160 million offer. We suspect the two sides will find middle ground eventually, as nobody else has stepped up as a legitimate threat, but a resolution could take a while.
More: Marc Carig on TwitterMon, Dec 2 Rotoworld
Advice: Olney says Cano has asked for a nine-year, $252 million deal that would include a vesting option for a 10th season. The Yankees then countered with an offer in the $170 million range. Obviously, there's a ton of ground to be made up here, but it's still relatively early in the offseason. Yankees president Randy Levine told ESPNNewYork.com last week that the two sides "have nothing to talk about" unless Cano "gets a little more realistic."
More: ESPNNewYork.comSun, Dec 1 Rotoworld
Advice: However, Feinsand confirms that $310 million was Cano's asking price leading up to a meeting with the Yankees on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Yankees have reportedly made an offer of seven years and $160 million, so there's still quite a bit of work to be done in order to find some common ground. The two sides talked on Wednesday, but did not meet. The expectation is that things will pick up again after the holiday weekend.
More: Mark Feinsand on TwitterWed, Nov 27 Rotoworld
Advice: This appears to be progress. The Yankees offered the free agent second baseman seven years, $160 million and Cano is said to be seeking 10 years, $310 million. That's a sizable gap, and it's going to take several contentious negotiating sessions to make it smaller. At least the parties involved are now exchanging ideas.
More: Dan Barbarisi on TwitterTue, Nov 26 Rotoworld
Advice: It's hardball time. The Yankees have put a seven-year, $160 million proposal on the table for Cano and aren't willing to go much higher. Now they want the negotiations to pick up because free agents are flying off the board at a faster pace than usual and the club has other targets in mind. Cano, a Roc Nation client, is said to be looking for a 10-year, $310 million free agent contract. But nobody is going to give it to him.
More: ESPN New YorkMon, Nov 25 Rotoworld
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