New York Yankees, Robinson Cano Miles Apart in Most Recent Contract Talks

By Devin O'Barr
Robinson Cano with a New York Yankees coach
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One of the top five players in MLB on a yearly basis, Robinson Cano knows his worth and he also knows that the New York Yankees love to throw absurd amounts of money at their players. With that being said, Cano is a free agent after the season and the “Bronx Bombers” aren’t even close to reeling No. 24 back to the Big Apple.

Instead, the two camps are throwing out numbers that neither side can agree on. Cano is no dummy and he was on the team when the Yankees brought in Alex Rodriguez for a total of $275 million. However, the Yanks have no business throwing that kind of cash Cano’s way and are looking for a deal that resembles the extension that David Wright recently signed with the New York Mets. With one year left on his deal, Wright signed an eight-year, $138 million contract last winter.

A three-time Gold Glove Award winner, Cano shouldn’t be getting the short end of the stick just because New York has to pay A-Rod a boatload of money for years to come.

Surely, the move to Roc Nation Sports Agency didn’t help keep the talks under wraps, but the Big Apple has a way of blowing up contract disputes to be bigger than they actually are. In this case, Cano is a superstar and although he is only 30 years old, the second baseman deserves to be one of the highest-paid players in the game.

The jury is still out on whether or not New York will let Cano test the free agent market this Winter, so stay tuned to see if the greedy Yanks decide to buckle and give Cano his long-awaited fortune.

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