Robinson Cano Is Looking For How Much Money?
When Robinson Cano signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports the general assumption was that the New York Yankees had the first hand in signing him as he reaches free agency for the first time in his career this year. That chance may have just shrunk after reports surfaced that the superstar second baseman is looking for a record deal worth $305 million over 10 years.
To put it into perspective Alex Rodriguez has the two highest contracts in sports history. He signed his last contract signed with the Yankees in 2008 which was worth $275,000,000. The contract before that was signed at $252,000,000 with the Texas Rangers in 2004, which led to the Rangers trading the player due to the fact they did not have the funds to improve the team around A-Rod.
Below is a list of some of the biggest contracts today in Major League Baseball.
|1. Alex Rodriguez||Yankees||2008||10 years, $275 million|
|2. Alex Rodriguez||Rangers||2001||10 years, $252 million|
|3. Albert Pujols||Angels||2012||10 years, $240 million|
|4. Joey Votto||Reds||2012||10 years, $225 million|
|5. Prince Fielder||Tigers||2012||9 years, $214 million|
|6. Derek Jeter||Yankees||2001||10 years, $189 million|
|7. Joe Mauer||Twins||2011||8 years, $184 million|
|8. Mark Teixeira||Yankees||2009||8 years, $180 million|
|9. Felix Hernandez||Mariners||2013||7 years, $175 million|
|10. CC Sabathia||Yankees||2009||7 years, $161 million|
|11. Manny Ramirez||Red Sox||2001||8 years, $160 million|
|11. Matt Kemp||Dodgers||2012||8 years, $160 million|
Although the Yankees have a high payroll, they are looking at a team in 2013 that has question marks at catcher, short stop, third base, and starting pitching next year.
Although he is undeniably a top 5 player at the moment, Cano is also going to be 31 at the beginning of the season, which means that at the end of the contract he would be 41. Derek Jeter (39), who has been one of the healthiest players to play baseball, has not played much in a whole year due to an injury. Alex Rodriguez (38) has been breaking down in recent years due to his age and possibly the use of performance enhancing drugs.
In other words what may look good now, may not be the same product you get later. Would you sacrifice the future for a chance to win in the present. Leave a comment and let me know what you would do if you were running the team.