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Yankees-Cano gap 'very substantial'

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07:18 AM ET 11.27 | Heading into Thanksgiving, Robinson Cano and the Yankees are, at long last, talking turkey. According to a source, the Yankees met Tuesday with Cano's representatives -- no, Jay Z was not there -- and while that's certainly a step forward in the negotiations, the Bombers and their longtime second baseman appear to still be on different pages when it comes to his new contract. "The gap is still very substantial," said a baseball official familiar with the talks. Yankees president Randy Levine and general manager Brian Cashman took part in the meeting with Cano's team. ... The Yankees offered Cano a seven-year deal worth about $160 million during the season, though it was promptly rejected. Even if Cano's people have backed off the $300 million figure, they're likely still seeking something well north of $200 million.

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November 27, 2013  07:54 AM ET

$180 million is a fair guess for the final number.

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November 27, 2013  08:08 AM ET

This is becoming a Favre retirement thread. Please update us when there's something new to report.

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November 27, 2013  08:15 AM ET
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why exactly is a 'baseball official' familiar with the talks ?

Baseball official is a euphemism for someone that has watched MLB Network

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November 27, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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why exactly is a 'baseball official' familiar with the talks ?

It could have been 'a source familiar with the teams thinking.'

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November 27, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Cano is not that good, not worth $200-300 million. Hits around .300, though I once thought he'd won a batting title or two. Not even close. A disappointment there. Yeah, he's good for around 30 dingers and 100 RBIs, but he's going to start going downhill soon enough. And he'll never be a team leader. He's not worth throwing that kind of money at him. But you never know desperate the Yankees will get now that the team is going AARP. They already overpaid grossly for McCann, a catcher who's best offensive numbers are behind him.

November 27, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Unless the Dodgers manage to get rid of one of their outfielders the Yanks look like the only logical place for Cano. He doesn't have much leverage.

November 27, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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The Yankees obviously don't want to give Cano a long-term deal. Based on A Rod-Pujols-Hamilton and others, it's easy to see why.Five years should get it done. But, don't be shocked if a darkhorse such as Seattle or Washington get stupid and toss a bucket of money at Cano.

Washington?


They want the taxpayers buy them a roof at 200 million.

Gotta love it.

November 27, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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The Yankees obviously don't want to give Cano a long-term deal. Based on A Rod-Pujols-Hamilton and others, it's easy to see why.Five years should get it done. But, don't be shocked if a darkhorse such as Seattle or Washington get stupid and toss a bucket of money at Cano.

Washington wants taxpayers buy them a roof for 200 million.


Gotta love it.

November 27, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Spinny!!

November 27, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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hold steady cash-you're bidding against yourself.

Agreed.

November 27, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Let him walk. Even 7 years/160 million is absurd for a team that needs everything. And it's not like he single-handedly won a World Series. And, oh yes, he's north of 30, when players inevitably decline, not improve.

November 27, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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The Yankees obviously don't want to give Cano a long-term deal. Based on A Rod-Pujols-Hamilton and others, it's easy to see why.Five years should get it done. But, don't be shocked if a darkhorse such as Seattle or Washington get stupid and toss a bucket of money at Cano.

Cano is a victim of bad timing. He becomes a free agent in a year where there isn't a market for a second baseman with his price tag, and after we've seen several big contract turn into boat anchors. Had he been a FA 2 years ago, he scores big time.

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