On the day the news broke that Robinson Canos’ representatives, including Jay-Z, had a meeting with New York Mets‘ brass, the New York Yankees confirmed they would like to bring the all-star second baseman back to the Bronx.
“We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific,” Yankees’ president Randy Levine said Tuesday in a telephone conversation with ESPNNewYork.com via Wallace Matthews. “But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about.”
It’s unlikely that any team has interest in giving a 31-year old a 10-year deal worth $31 million a year.
Even if he did bat .314, post an on-base percentage of .383, slug .516, hit 27 home runs and bat in 107 runs in 2013.
“We’re very active,” Levine said. “But whoever we sign has got to make sense for us. We made Robbie a very competitive offer.”
The two sides are reportedly very far apart and that the Yankees don’t want to give Cano any more than a seven-year, $160 million contract.