Sep 6, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) smiles in the dugout in the 5th inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Robinson Cano asks New York Yankees for $300 million dollar contract

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.

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  • JoeDaBeast

    I knew that the Yankees were going to lose their only marketable player. Rivera, Pettite, and Jeter all retire this year (I’m calling DJ’s career done), so there will either be a big free agent signing frenzy to make The Boss proud, or rebuild for the next four or five seasons.

  • Mike Smith

    I like Cano as a player a lot, but if the Yankees haven’t learned their lesson on huge $ 10-year contracts from A-Roid, they deserve to finish out of the payoffs for years to come. Any owner who signs any player to a contract for more than 3 years is out of his mind. How can you POSSIBLY know where a player is going to be physically and in performance in four years, let alone eight or nine years? The most any team should offer Cano or any other player is 3 years and $60 million.