A few days ago, we were told that the New York Yankees and second baseman Robinson Cano were roughly about $80 million dollars apart on their contract talks. This of course coming after the Yankees reportedly bumped their offer by $10 million or so and Cano dropped his asking price by about the same.
The two sides were expected to meet again after that initial get together with hopes of reducing the gap even further. That apparently hasn’t happened though as it’s been reported that the two sides are ‘oceans apart’ and that no further talks are scheduled, as of this point:
No talks scheduled between Yankees and Cano camp. Source says two sides are “oceans apart,” leaving little to talk about right now.
Cano’s relatively hilarious $300+ million asking price is of course outlandish for any team to meet. Even the Yankees reported $170-$180 million dollar deal would break the bank of most teams, so the Yankees really have no reason to go much higher.
If a bidding war breaks out, so be it, but it certainly won’t be happening in the $300 million dollar range.