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07:26 AM ET 11.04 | While the Yankees may remain frontrunners in the Robinson Cano sweepstakes, there are no guarantees. According to industry sources, general manager Brian Cashman has checked on second baseman Omar Infante during the period when teams and players could talk about everything but money. That ends Tuesday. ... Asked if he were looking for second-base insurance in case Cano shocks the baseball universe and leaves The Bronx -- or simply doing due diligence -- Cashman responded, "Calling them all." While Infante, who recently signed with agent Gene Mato, isn't the player Cano is, he is considered the second-best free agent second baseman and wouldn't cost the Yankees anywhere near what Cano -- who asked the Yankees for a 10-year deal worth $300 million -- will get from the Yankees or another club.

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November 4, 2013  07:46 AM ET

I suspect that the Yanks will make a lot of noise about bringing Cano back, but make sure that he goes elsewhere. They really need to hit that luxury tax reset, and Robby isn't exactly a fan favorite like Mo or Jetes. The Yanks have also been burned by SO many bad contracts given to older players.

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November 4, 2013  09:14 AM ET

It is all on Cano. The Yankees will make a fair offer, and at a price to better that offer there will be but a very few suitors. The Cano ending will not drag out. The high price deals never do.

November 4, 2013  09:21 AM ET

The Yankees will overpay to keep him.

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November 4, 2013  10:19 AM ET

If we can get Cano to sign again with the Yankees, great but lets stop with the stupid contracts already.

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November 4, 2013  11:51 AM ET
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You're missing the point.Also, you might not care about the money, but I'm sure the Yankees do.

I don't care about the money either. What do you think of that?

November 4, 2013  12:03 PM ET

No way The Boss' kids will sign Cano to a ridiculous contract like A-Rod's. Cano is solid, but he hasn't shown the ability to carry the Yankees to the post season. He has his opportunity this season with the slew of injuries to key players.

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November 4, 2013  12:11 PM ET

Pedroia is really looking like a bargain right now.

November 4, 2013  12:16 PM ET
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I think you'd care about the money if it was $152M.

That is the only amount that would draw a reaction.

November 4, 2013  12:16 PM ET

If Cano (or his agent) still thinks he can get $300M he's delusional.

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November 4, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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I get the point- I don't CARE about the money- the yankees have made PLENTY of $ over the years and I do not care if they make a billion or 800million this year.as a FAN- I don't want to see any more 38 + year olds on my teamI want to go youngerre-upping guys - even if he's the best at his position- to long term contracts as they are basically leaving their primes is dumbas you/we can see by all the bad contracts we currently hold.

I agree the long term 10 yr deal for a 30 yr old is too much....6 at the most for cano. i dont mind the yanks having 38 yr olds as long as they can get still get it done. and now that I think about it, i dont even care about getting younger...just want them to field a team that is going to win without getting stuck into long term deals for guys past their prime. if they can still get done....great lets pay them fair market value on short term contracts. Alfonso, Mo, kuroda, heck even jeter before the ankle issue
Bosox weren't that young and those chumps won it all this year.

 
November 4, 2013  12:55 PM ET
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Pedroia is really looking like a bargain right now.

The Bosox convinced him that MLB used a pay scale based upon height.

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