The New York Yankees are hopeful to re-sign soon to be free agent Robinson Cano, though, even they have their limits which Scott Boras and Cano are willing to test as they’ve reportedly asked the Bronx Bombers for a contract worth over $300 million dollars.
Per CBS Sports:
Star second baseman Robinson Cano asked the Yankees for a record $300 million in a negotiations within the past couple of weeks, and with the Yankees not offering in that ballpark, the sides understand he will test the free-agent market.
Cano’s request is said to cover 10 years, meaning he’s seeking to become baseball’s first $30-million-a-year deal player. Sources confirm the request was for $300 million, or slightly over that amount.
After dealing with the Alex Rodriguez situation, it’s extremely unlikely the Yankees would want to put themselves in a similar contractual situation again.
Add in Cano’s age (he’ll be 31 in the near future) and you’ll be paying a player over $30 million dollars per season, well into his late 30′s and early 40′s.
There aren’t many contracts too rich for the Yankees blood, but I think we’ve found one.