Brian Cashman Looks At Possible Life After Robinson Cano
Robinson Cano is the hottest free agent of the summer, yet in the early stages of his freedom there doesn’t seem to be a long line for his services.
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman admitted to the fans that there is a chance that there could be life after Cano, even after what he described as a “substantial offer.”
“I think he loves the money but I think we’re going to have a substantial offer, but somebody might come in and have a much more substantial offer,” Cashman said Tuesday at the gathering of baseball’s general managers. That’s just the way it works.”
According to various sources Cano, who signed to Roc Nation Sports earlier in the year, is looking for a 10-year, $305 million contract. That would be considered the biggest contract is sports history. Other sources say the high demand was just the contract they asked for Cano to sign before he hit free agency.
“That’s what makes the U.S. the greatest place in the world. We just have to compete for that [free agency]. I feel very comfortable that we’ll firmly compete for the player, but the value we put on him, the value someone else puts on him could be vastly different, and if it is we’ll lose him. We obviously have a strong interest in retaining him. There’s nothing better … he’s has a chance to be the first Dominican born player to have his number there in monument park and that’s a big deal. A real big deal. But it’s going to take a big deal I’m sure to make that happen.”
Robinson Cano is one of a few free agents the Yankees have this winter. They also have Curtis Granderson, Phil Hughes, Hiroki Kuroda, and more.