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Cashman spills beans on 'significant offer' to Cano

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08:14 AM ET 03.01 | Whoops? Brian Cashman spilled the beans on what he called "a significant offer" to Robinson Cano, but then quickly clammed up saying, "I'm not going to comment anymore." He didn't have to, Scott Boras did the talking for him. Minutes after the Yankees GM accidentally revealed the Yanks had broken tradition and offered the potential free agent a contract, the second baseman's agent poured water all over it, telling CBSSports.com, "Robinson is focused on preparing for and playing the 2013 season. By agreement, discussions shall remain confidential. Also by agreement, discussions will cease if they are a distraction to Robinson's performance and leadership of the 2013 Yankees."

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March 1, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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Is Robinson Cano really considered a leader on the Yankees? Honest question.

Yeah. I thought for sure that ARod was the one they want to emulate.

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March 1, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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Make your significant offer......and if he doesn't accept it move on.Yankee fans are tired of begging and overpaying guys who've already hit their prime.....its a stupid practice.If they want to come/stay, they will...if they want to move on, fine. We can use the 20 mil per on multiple players

At this point, I really believe that the Yankees have no intention of retaining Cano next year. They made Cano a decent yet below market offer which they knew Cano would reject.

Cashman's just greasing the wheels for next offseason so he can tell the fan base "well, we tried to keep him here".

March 1, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Let the bidding war between the Dodgers and Angels begin.

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March 1, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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At this point, I really believe that the Yankees have no intention of retaining Cano next year. They made Cano a decent yet below market offer which they knew Cano would reject. Cashman's just greasing the wheels for next offseason so he can tell the fan base "well, we tried to keep him here".

It' never good to give a guy on the wrong side of 30 a $200 million dollar contract. We'll see what the market will be for giving Cano a $200 million dollar contract.

The Red Sox and Yankees have learned their lessons. LA has to be nearing the point that those teams are tapped out. Chicago is still years from competing so why sign a 30+ player to a massive deal? Who's going to jump out with an $200 million dollar deal they will regret?

March 1, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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It' never good to give a guy on the wrong side of 30 a $200 million dollar contract. We'll see what the market will be for giving Cano a $200 million dollar contract. The Red Sox and Yankees have learned their lessons. LA has to be nearing the point that those teams are tapped out. Chicago is still years from competing so why sign a 30+ player to a massive deal? Who's going to jump out with an $200 million dollar deal they will regret?

There are two teams in Chicago. Neither would be stupid enough to give this guy a $200 contract.

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March 1, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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I dunno. $200 sounds like a steal! ;P

Boston needs to throw the kitchen sink at this guy.

March 1, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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I dunno. $200 sounds like a steal! ;P

Good one!

March 1, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Boston needs to throw the kitchen sink at this guy.

Nah. They're good.

March 1, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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Good one!

No need to type another word, also, my mistake emphasizes he isn't worth it. That's it...I'm sticking with that.

March 1, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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Nah. They're good.

Good at baseball? Good in what sense?

March 1, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Good at baseball? Good in what sense?

Good. Versus that den of slime in NY.

March 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Good. Versus that den of slime in NY.

Den of slime. That has a ring to it.

March 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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No need to type another word, also, my mistake emphasizes he isn't worth it. That's it...I'm sticking with that.

Good plan.

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March 1, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Den of slime. That has a ring to it.

Feel free to use it. It's in the public domain.

 
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