Sep 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) doubles to deep right allowing two runners to score during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees owner: Robinson Cano will get ‘solid offer’

By now, everyone has heard the rumors. New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is looking for a 10-year deal worth around $300 million in the offseason when he becomes a free agent.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner told Michael Kay on ESPN New York’s 97.8 FM that he doesn’t feel like the Yankees are “ready to do something like that” on Tuesday.

“We’ll see. I know that is a number that is out there now,” Steinbrenner told Kay via Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. “We’ll see if he gets it, how much he wants to be in New York. But, again, I can promise it is going to be a very, very solid offer that we do make because we are going to try. We are going to try the best we can to keep him.”

Cano had another fantastic season, batting .314 with an on base percentage of .383 and a slugging percentage of .516. He had 27 home runs and 107 RBI in 160 games.

However, the Yankees know how dangerous giving a 30-year old player a 10-year deal can be. They did it with third baseman Alex Rodriguez and are paying dearly.

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  • Corethree

    Don’t do it…….. very simple…….. just don’t do it.

  • Thomas Katona

    First u don’t sign long term contracts. Second there’s never been a human being that’s done something to get paid that money! With out his bullshit arod was a better all around player easily. Yanks won’t have a good team again cause they need too much.

  • Thomas Katona

    U give cano 3yrs 16 a year. He’s never won the MVP he’s never won anything! Plus never runs anything out. He’s over rated. Some team with big money will take him and then he gets hurt and there out all that money. Trade him & get what they can.