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M's want Cano bid $50M above New York's

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07:25 AM ET 12.06 | Robinson Cano traveled to Seattle on Thursday, and the pitch was, of course, for a lucrative deal. [Sources] told CBSSports.com that the Mariners offered the superstar second baseman a nine-year, $225 million contract in hopes of forging a deal with the top free agent and setting themselves up for a big winter. The Yankees are said by sources to be willing to go only to $175 million for seven years, if they're not there yet, and Yankees people have suggested many times they have no plans to top $200 million (or even $175 million). ... The Mariners, for years offensively weak, were said by a source to have "bumped" a first bid of around $200 million, and one person familiar with the talks said they intended to be $50 million above the Yankees, who are known to be drawing the line at around $175 million.

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December 6, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Poor Robbie, going from a potentially World Series contender to a bottom feeder. Hope he looks beyond the $$$.

December 6, 2013  07:58 AM ET
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Poor Robbie, going from a potentially World Series contender to a bottom feeder. Hope he looks beyond the $$$.

I think he'll go for the big bucks, but he should look carefully at the careers of Adrian Beltre and Chone Figgins before he makes his final decision.

December 6, 2013  08:01 AM ET

He's going to get stupid money wherever he signs.

December 6, 2013  08:04 AM ET
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I think he'll go for the big bucks, but he should look carefully at the careers of Adrian Beltre and Chone Figgins before he makes his final decision.

I'd endure it for 29% more money.

December 6, 2013  08:07 AM ET
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I think he'll go for the big bucks, but he should look carefully at the careers of Adrian Beltre and Chone Figgins before he makes his final decision.

For 9 years and $225 million, do you think he's worrying much about his "career"?

December 6, 2013  08:09 AM ET

George must be going crazy down in hell watching his boys getting outbid by the Seattle Mariners.

December 6, 2013  08:13 AM ET
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I'd endure it for 29% more money.

Yep, I'd smile and say I loved the beatiful city of <wherever> and pledge to give 111%.

Strange thought...what if you received an ironclad offer of $225million for your family in exchange for your death? Say Bill Gates decided your brain was the key to a new product that would greatly benefit manking but it had to be removed for analysis.
I think I'd do it...my family doesn't like me much anyway, and it would keep me from wasting time here.

December 6, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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George must be going crazy down in hell watching his boys getting outbid by the Seattle Mariners.

He's too busy running the place.
The Boss just took a sabbatical to come to Earth and build the Evil Empire, you know.

December 6, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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He's too busy running the place.The Boss just took a sabbatical to come to Earth and build the Evil Empire, you know.

King George is interred just 3 miles down the road from where I live.

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December 6, 2013  08:31 AM ET

If im Cano I know I won't be kept for the final two years of my contract at least so a 9 year deal is pretty useless when probably 40-70M is on the back two years and not guaranteed.
7 years and you know the Yanks will honor it if you stay productive and a role model (Jeter) instead of the other one.
However warmer weather and miami beaches to beat out a smog-filled life-shortening city.
Pure peace of mind I'd ask the Marlins for 7 years 210M with 75M guaranteed.

December 6, 2013  08:32 AM ET

What goes around, comes around. I hope Cano stays but not at that price. Wouldn't blame him in the least if he goes but really, how much is enough Robbie?

He might be thinking that he has his ring and now it's time to maximize his $'s. He's certainly not going to win another one in Seattle!

December 6, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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I can't fault him for being a FA and accepting a deal which pays him 200+ mil

Will Yankee fans be upset if they don't go to at least 200M?

December 6, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Yep, I'd smile and say I loved the beatiful city of <wherever> and pledge to give 111%.Strange thought...what if you received an ironclad offer of $225million for your family in exchange for your death? Say Bill Gates decided your brain was the key to a new product that would greatly benefit manking but it had to be removed for analysis. I think I'd do it...my family doesn't like me much anyway, and it would keep me from wasting time here.

I don't like my family that much.

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December 6, 2013  08:35 AM ET
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If im Cano I know I won't be kept for the final two years of my contract at least so a 9 year deal is pretty useless when probably 40-70M is on the back two years and not guaranteed.7 years and you know the Yanks will honor it if you stay productive and a role model (Jeter) instead of the other one.However warmer weather and miami beaches to beat out a smog-filled life-shortening city.Pure peace of mind I'd ask the Marlins for 7 years 210M with 75M guaranteed.

All baseball contracts are guaranteed. This is not the NFL.

December 6, 2013  08:35 AM ET

See ya! Have a nice career. We will catch you twice a year, when Yanks play Mariners.

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