There is not a player over the age of 30 in MLB that is worth $305 million. Not for one year or 10 years. So, why does free-agent-to-be second baseman Robinson Cano think he is going to get a 10-year deal worth $305 million? Looking at the last few long-term contracts signed by high-profile baseball players, they all have been bad deals. There is no team out there that is going to give Cano that big of a contract for that long of a term.
Cano has been an important piece to the New York Yankees for quite some time. He is one of the best second basemen, if not the best, in baseball right now. Cano can hit for average and he can hit for power. In seven of the last nine years that Cano has played with the Yankees, he has batted over .300. He has hit more than 25 home runs in each of the last five seasons as well. His defense has gotten better each year as he has won a gold glove award in the last two of the three seasons as well.
The numbers make it seem like he deserves the money but from look at the contract that the Los Angeles Angels shelled out to Albert Pujols and look at the latter half of the Alex Rodriguez contract — they have both been duds. Cano is on the back half of his career and is only going to slide down.
Cano will be 31 later in October. A logical deal for Cano to seek would be a five-year, $90-100 million.
Whatever Jay-Z wants for Cano, it probably will not happen and we may even see Cano sign later in the offseason.