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.