That was also rejected by Cano’s camp, at which point talks broke off between the two parties for the remainder of the season.Cano did not speak with reporters before Thursday’s home finale, but Brodie Van Wagenen, the agent representing Cano from CAA as part of its partnership with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, issued a statement Thursday afternoon.
“As Robinson said yesterday, he hasn’t made any decisions on his future. “It could be a few guys’ last game here,” Joe Girardi said when asked about the possibility of this being Cano’s final game in home pinstripes.
Robinson is among the elite talents in the game and in the final few days of his contract, but he and I will continue to respect the process and our promise to not discuss specifics.” Cano, who turns 31 next month, was in the lineup Thursday night, playing second base and hitting in his customary No. “No one knows what’s going to happen in the offseason, and there are no guarantees who’s going to be here next year, so it very possibly could.
Robbie has been a joy to manage, just a great player that does a lot of great things.” The talks between the Yankees and Cano’s camp are believed to have taken place before Dustin Pedroia inked an eight-year, $110 million extension to remain with the Red Sox as their franchise player.
Thursday night marked Mariano Rivera’s final game at Yankee Stadium in pinstripes. Cano and the Yankees appear to have drawn their battle lines for this winter’s contract negotiation — and they’re much further apart than anyone could have expected.
An report Thursday indicated that Cano is seeking a 10-year contract worth $305 million, an outlandish figure that would be the richest in baseball history.
But based on the Yankees’ in-season talks with their All-Star second baseman, the Bombers aren’t prepared to give Cano anything close to that.
According to a source, the Yankees approached Cano earlier this season and discussed an eight-year, 8 million deal, the same one the Mets gave franchise player David Wright last December.
Unlike Wright’s deal, however, the Yankees were not asking Cano to defer any money.
Wright deferred .5 million of his deal, reducing the overall value of the contract by roughly million.