Joe Girardi on Robinson Cano’s return to Yankees: ‘It takes two to tango’

Apr 23, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with second baseman Robinson Cano (24) in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

No team in Major League Baseball has more uncertainty coming into the 2014 season than that of the New York Yankees.

Not only will the team be without Hall of Fame talents like Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, who both retired at season end, but they’ll potentially be without free agents like Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano, this almost after losing manager Joe Girardi.

But alas, Girardi stuck around after re-signing a four year contract with the Bronx Bombers and now will focus his attention (along with the front office) on bringing back the aforementioned Cano, who is seemingly playing hardball.

There’s good reason for Cano to be difficult considering he’s been among the elite of the elite for the past half decade, continually finding himself atop the WAR ratings, but to ask for a $300 million dollar contract? Even for Cano, that’s a bit excessive.

That lead to Girardi to suggest it takes two to tango in a sit down with the Yes Network recently, when questioned about Cano’s return to the Yankees in 2014 (scroll to the 2:00 mark):

The Yankees have reportedly offered Cano a contract well over $150 million dollars as the two sides continue to hash out potential numbers.

H/T Jack Jorgensen

Topics: Joe Girardi, New York Yankees, Robinson Cano

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