The New York Yankees are likely to struggle at least early on during this 2013 season, and are going to need to lean on Robinson Cano for most of their offense. Cano is in the final year of a six-year contract this season and it was looking likely that he would leave town since he had Scott Boras as his agent.
You can only imagine what Yankees management must be thinking now that Cano has fired Boras and went to a company founded by rapper Jay-Z.
That move may allow Cano to stay in New York because Jay-Z already owns part of the Brooklyn Nets and I’m sure wants to keep Cano in New York. It was a complete win for the Yankees because now the team can at least have some hope of keeping him around.
Cano is making $15 million this season and will break the bank this offseason when teams around the league happily line up to throw nine-figure checks at him. Cano is going to probably look for a seven or eight-year contract worth $160 million at least. The Yankees might want to lock down Cano now before he gets to free agency.
The only question now would be if Cano decides to leave New York even with the agency switch to Jay-Z’s company. I just don’t see that happening after the high-profile firing, however.