Of course, it doesn’t hurt to ask, but there was no way the Yankees would put themselves in such a financial hole for a player already on the wrong side of 30. What they did do though is reportedly offer him a seven year deal worth $165 million dollars, a deal he obviously didn’t feel was close enough to his requests.
Per Fox Sports:
The Yankees, according to the New York Post, offered Cano a seven-year deal for about $165 million. The interest of other clubs is unclear, but two factors will work in Cano’s favor – the consistency of his performance, and the increase in each team’s annual national television revenue from $25 million to $52 million starting next season.
Cano has proven to be one of the most important players in the league over the last half decade as he continually finds himself among the elite in WAR (Wins Above Replacement), so Yankees or not – he’s set to cash in.