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07:30 AM ET 11.19 | Robinson Cano's payday awaits -- it's just a matter of how much for how long. [Cano] has not budged off his request of a 10-year, $310 million contract, a source with knowledge of the asking price told ESPN New York on Monday. The Yankees remain very interested in keeping Cano, but not at that money or length. If the Yankees keep consistent with their current plans, Cano is going to need to drop about $100M-$120M off the sticker price. ... Texas has led speculation for awhile, but other clubs are sure to emerge. It would be surprising if Cano signs prior to next month's Winter Meetings. This is the usually the norm for the top guys, but with the Yankees possibly lopping another $30 million off their commitments for next season because of Alex Rodriguez's up-in-the-air status, it makes sense for big time free agents to wait.

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November 19, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Ain't happenin'...

November 19, 2013  08:11 AM ET

He'll be waiting a long time for $310 mil. Ten years! He's delusional

November 19, 2013  08:20 AM ET

I hope it happens.

November 19, 2013  08:21 AM ET

Cano, Jay Z, and Dennis Rodman will soon travel to N Korea to negotiate with Kim Jong Un about Robby joining the Pyongyang Capitalist Killers. Kim is short on cash, but can offer to make Cano nuclear capable.

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November 19, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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I would be surprised if he gets much more than $200M.

I agree with this...Cano has no reason to budge this early, though. The outcome of the ARod suspension could have a major impact on his negotiations with the Yanks.

I see the nasty Aussie witch is still on the right...

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November 19, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Jeez Cashman, wear a hat or yarmulke or something and lose the stupid shirt...you look like an office boy playing hookey to catch the game.

November 19, 2013  08:38 AM ET

It seems that teams would learn from each others mistakes in giving players around thirty long term contracts like Teixeira and Pujols.

November 19, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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It seems that teams would learn from each others mistakes in giving players around thirty long term contracts like Teixeira and Pujols.

Not to mention King ARod...

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November 19, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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I don't think it should. All it could do is free up some cash in 2014. Say the Yankees have offered him a $200M contract, no other team has matched it, why would having some extra scratch in '14 move the Yankees to up their offer?Now, if Cano gets an offer from another team over $200M, I think the Yankees will up their offer regardless of the A-Rod Circus.I just don't see the Yankees bidding against themselves because they got a cash gift from A-Rod.<remembers the Yankees bidding against themselves for Sabathaia>Wait. Never mind.

Well, I know you don't think that the Yanks are making a priority out of hitting the luxury tax reset, but I think it's a major factor for them with The Boss gone. The problem for me is that I'm not 100% sure that ARod doesn't count against their payroll if he's suspended...I've read here and there that's the case, but don't really know.
Of course, if a market doesn't really develop for Cano, the Yanks should be able to pick him up under their budget no matter what happens with ARod. With the Bosox (due to Pedey), the overstretched Dodgers, and the not yet competitive Cubbies probably out of the market, it is hard to see where his big money is going to come from other than the NYYs. Maybe the Rangers will feel desperate with their window closing, but they have too many middle IFers as it is.

November 19, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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That reminds me of a funny article I read years ago about the Indians' front office attire. Apparently, they all had logoed polo shirts similar to what Cashman is wearing above. The author postulated that, in a business casual setting, nothing says 'mediocrity' like a polo shirt.It's funny 'cause it's true.

I refuse to wear our corporate polos because I look so damned good in my "I'M WITH STUPID" tshirt collection. Plus my GWAR concert tees on Fridays.

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November 19, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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I sent you an FM last week, Ingrid. Did you get it?

My FM count shows 0, guess not...

November 19, 2013  09:28 AM ET

This ticks me off, some ex-NFL moron loses control of his BMW at over 100mph and kills himself and some innocent person, and everybody is on about what a nice guy he was and how terrible this is for his family.
WHAT ABOUT THE GUY HE KILLED?!?!!?

November 19, 2013  09:38 AM ET

reminds me of the Roy Scheider SNL skit of a guy selling a pair of superbowl tickets for one million dollars

November 19, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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My FM count shows 0, guess not...

best ad ever

 
November 19, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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This ticks me off, some ex-NFL moron loses control of his BMW at over 100mph and kills himself and some innocent person, and everybody is on about what a nice guy he was and how terrible this is for his family.WHAT ABOUT THE GUY HE KILLED?!?!!?

^^^
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