MLB Robinson Cano News Update
Robinson Cano wants to be the highest-paid player in MLB at over $300 million over 10 years.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney (Insider subscription called for), Cano is seeking a deal worth $305 million. It’s the same amount Alex Rodriguez would obtain if he got to every one of his inbuilt incentives.
After seeing the method Rodriguez has carried out as of late, it’s challenging to see the Yankees falling into the trap of another long-term bargain for a lot of cash. And if you review the numbers in between Rodriguez and Cano leading up to the free of charge firm year, they’re not all that similar.
As you could see, the numbers don’t truly compare. And it should be kept in mind that the four Rodriguez years were from ages 28-31, while the 4 Cano years were from ages 27-30. So there’s no way the Yankees need to be paying your man that amount of money, specifically taking into consideration the other gaps they have to load.
Second base will certainly be an apparent hole to fill if Cano does not return. Other placements that will certainly require replacements are catcher, 3rd foundation, starting pitcher and closer.
With Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner returning from injury next year, facility field and initial base will certainly be taken care of. Yet with Rodriguez perhaps getting suspended for his part in the Biogenesis scandal and Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte retiring, to name a few points, the Yankees do have other concerns.
New York will certainly have 7 players under deal, with an additional 9 offered for arbitration. Those 7 players will make an integrated $92.025 thousand as long as Derek Jeter approves his $8 million player choice. I’m additionally thinking Hiroki Kuroda will certainly return for another year at or around $15 thousand.