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Report: Robinson Cano's no sure thing for Yankees in 2014

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11:48 AM ET 12.08 | Robinson Cano, represented by agent Scott Boras, could leave Yankees for free agency after 2013 season, sources tell Daily News. According to two industry sources familiar with Cano's situation, the Yankees' Gold Glove second baseman may very well bolt the Bronx once he becomes a free agent. "I don't think he???ll be with the Yankees beyond next season," one of the sources told the Daily News. "He's not giving them a hometown discount, and they seem to be more interested in keeping their payroll down than winning." Although Cano, who attended the celebrity golf tournament sponsored by David Ortiz this weekend at the Dominican Cap Cana resort, told the Daily News that he would "love" to remain a Yankee for life, he also added: "I know this is a business. . . . It's up to them."

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December 8, 2012  12:02 PM ET

If the Yankees don't want him, there will be a long line of teams that do, and Boras knows it.

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December 8, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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there are plenty of teams that will offer him $-but as a yankee fan- I've learned that having old guys ont he back end of deals SUCKSthey'll make a fair offer- f he declines- we'll look elsewhere

He's only 29 (although a Dominican 29, so plus or minus a few), so a seven year deal doesn't sound unreasonable.

December 8, 2012  12:48 PM ET

He is a supreme talent. Is there a guy who makes the game look so easy?

However - I would caution against a monster deal with this guy. His motivation has been questioned in the past - simply put, not the hardest worker in the beehive. Another thing - and I don't know how he escaped the beating that Swisher and A-Fraud took in the dailies - but he absolutely CHOKED in this year's postseason. Horrid numbers. Embarassing. Until his clutch numbers start improving (in regular season and playoffs), he is not true superstar.

December 8, 2012  02:03 PM ET
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He's only 29 (although a Dominican 29, so plus or minus a few), so a seven year deal doesn't sound unreasonable.

Actually, he's reported to be 30 years old so he will be 31 when he's a free agent.

December 8, 2012  04:08 PM ET

Life long Yankees fan. Love this guy. If what Yanks offer isn't enough so be it. It's only baseball. Then the Yankees can just start fresh in a couple years and just spend on others who'll take their money. I don't think this new era of Steinbrenners will be like the old and just get any has been for so much money. Look at this offseason and what teams like the Red Sox and others are doing throwing away money at has been stars. Ridiculous. I don't think the Yanks will fare worse in acquisitions in the coming years.

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December 8, 2012  05:19 PM ET
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I could never see Robby...like Jeter...wearing another uniform.

I agree BY............Bad mistake if the Yankees trade him....

December 8, 2012  05:21 PM ET

I just saw where Arod is waiting to get hip surgery till mid Jan.......



Why wait.........Get it done now and come back a month earlier.

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December 8, 2012  06:41 PM ET
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Idk why he would wait if time is very important to be factored in for recovery and playing time. Its all starting to get hard to figure out. I don't get it.

Maybe its an Eff-Ewe to Cashman and Girardi after the way they hung him out to dry this season. If you don't want the player trade him, bench him or waive him...don't feed news to the fishwraps to embarrass him and turn the fans on him. 100 million or not, a guy reaches his limit when his own team goes out of its way to slap him. Maybe now he'll take his sweet time healing up and they can pay his salary while giving playing time to some incompetent like Nunez.

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December 8, 2012  07:20 PM ET
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If the Yankees don't want him, there will be a long line of teams that do, and Boras knows it.

the worse opponent for yankees its not the player contract,,,but the player's agent surely is!!!

December 8, 2012  07:20 PM ET

the worse opponent for yankees its not the player contract,,,but the player's agent surely is!!!

December 8, 2012  07:21 PM ET

every player WHO has boras as their agent,,,,means trouble for any organization in the majors!!!

December 8, 2012  07:23 PM ET

rafael STILL waiting for a 4 years 69 millions deal, and as well the long term contract,did yankees were right in letting soriano walk away??100% positive,,

December 8, 2012  07:24 PM ET
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rafael STILL waiting for a 4 years 69 millions deal, and as well the long term contract,did yankees were right in letting soriano walk away??100% positive,,

the players and the agents should KNOW WHO is running the business in the sports!!!

December 8, 2012  07:29 PM ET
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there are plenty of teams that will offer him $-but as a yankee fan- I've learned that having old guys ont he back end of deals SUCKSthey'll make a fair offer- f he declines- we'll look elsewhere

if the yankees need to reduce their payroll, then they most let high tag priced players walk away sure its important to get good skilled and experienced players in your roster, except the contracts are a little too stiff to handle, best options for the organization and franchise?? turn down any obstakle in their contract agreements!!!

 
December 8, 2012  07:52 PM ET

the owners and GM need to understand the meaning of business but at the same time they need to know when enough is enough!!!

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