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Yankees aren't waiting for Cano

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07:17 AM ET 12.02 | What's $100 million between friends? Star second baseman Robinson Cano's camp presented a $260-million request of the Yankees at their recent meeting, leaving the sides with a sizable gap of about $100 million that couldn't reasonably be expected to be bridged anytime soon. The Yankees are believed to have officially offered Cano about $160 million, though it is expected they'll go to at least $170 million, which would at least bring the difference between the parties to something below $100 million. The Yankees also have a two-year offer out to free-agent outfielder Carlos Beltran to be their right fielder. However, it appears the team is starting to talk more with other prime free agents such as outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Stephen Drew, Omar Infante and others.

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December 2, 2013  08:08 AM ET

What would the Yankees do with Steven Drew?

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December 2, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Some athletes just don't get it. Cano is taking a BIG risk letting a group with minimal experience represent him. This will not go the way he wants.

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December 2, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Good. Move on if he wants to keep this up. That money can go to a lot of other positions.

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December 2, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Some team will up the Yankees offer to Cano by next week. Then we'll see how this plays out.

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December 2, 2013  08:53 AM ET

I'm betting the Cardinals would make Beltran a two year offer if he weren't blocking their best hitting prospect.

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December 2, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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What would the Yankees do with Steven Drew?

So, 12M a year for a utility IF? NICE.

December 2, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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I'd bet that he did, and he noticed that Carlos Beltran had a third monster season in a row from a position that the Yankees need. He might have even caught the fact that Beltran continued to be a beast at the plate during the postseason.But hey, maybe you're right and they shouldn't have offered a practically financially meaningless contract to Beltran and instead should roll into spring training with an outfield consisting of Gardner, Soriano and Ichiro, none of whom had a season anywhere near as productive at the dish as Beltran. I'd bet on Cashman over you, though.

But what would stupidmoron or broblo think?

December 2, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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I'm betting the Cardinals would make Beltran a two year offer if he weren't blocking their best hitting prospect.

He wants three years. That is the hold up for any team.

December 2, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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He wants three years. That is the hold up for any team.

I doubt that's a hindrance to the Royals. They gave Gil Meche big money. Gil Meche!

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