When Robinson Cano informed the New York Yankees he wanted a ten year, $310 million dollar contract during the 2013 All-Star break, it was viewed as a laughable number. It’s still a laughable number, but it’s a number Cano refuses to budge from according to ESPN New York who says Cano will not come down from that request – at least not right now:
Robinson Cano has not budged off his request of a 10-year, $310 million contract, a source with knowledge of the asking price told ESPN New York on Monday.
It was reported earlier Monday morning that Jay Z, owner of Roc Nation Sports who Cano is signed with is expected to ‘intimately’ be involved in the free agent process and it’s clear both Cano and Jay are looking to make a splash considering Cano is the agencies main asset.
Few teams can afford a $200 million dollar deal and even less would be inclined to spend that type of money on one player, Cano or not, so while the second baseman isn’t interested in lowering his asking price right now, it’s something he’ll eventually need to do.