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That’s what Robbie Cano will be once he signs a contract this winter. His asking price?

Okay, I know you needed a laugh.

Meanwhile, the Yanks signed Brendan Ryan and according to this report may want a reunion with Raul Ibanez.

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1 rbj   ~  Nov 19, 2013 9:26 am

Yeah, that's not going to happen. They're either going to have to get very creative, Robbie is going to step down a lot, or it was nice knowing ya.

2 MSM35   ~  Nov 19, 2013 9:51 am

Love the sportswriters this time of year willing to take any hint the agents give them and turn it into a headline. I always wondered if they get a little something under the table for carrying the water.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 19, 2013 10:41 am

2) Gotta sell papers, right?

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Nov 19, 2013 10:58 am

It was nice having Robie here. For half of the money he's asking for, we can get 3 legit everyday players....and we need 'em.

MLB Radio today said that if he drops down to maybe $150 over 5, there will be many teams in the bidding. I can see that Nats going after him at that price.

5 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Nov 19, 2013 12:06 pm

If Robinson under direction of Boros sticks to this, we'll see him play elsewhere. Even if the Yankees want to pay it, the fan base will not accept with so many needs on the team. Why have the highest paid player in baseball on a losing Yankee team? The ten year demand will indemnify management from fan base reaction.

Robinson is a slick fielder, still a little lackadaisical in the hustle department, and a damn good hitter with streaks of inconsistency. Will he excel elsewhere? Time will tell. But maybe we've seen the best of Cano?

6 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 19, 2013 12:14 pm

5) Boros is not his agent. He signed with Jay-Z's new sports agency this season.

7 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Nov 19, 2013 12:28 pm

[6] ..and Jay-Z is trying to make a landmark deal; the word is that he's personally involved in meetings with GMs. In other words, it ain't no hobby for the guy.

8 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Nov 19, 2013 12:29 pm

[6] D'oh, I knew that, just had a brain lesion. Jay-Z and cohorts seem to be behaving just like Boros.

And probably Boros has a de-escalation clause in the release of Robinson. He will probably get an unreported piece of the action.

9 RIYank   ~  Nov 19, 2013 1:01 pm

I think he'll re-up with the Yankees.

I have no view about what the terms will be. I just think he's more valuable to the Yankees than he is to other teams.

10 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 19, 2013 1:14 pm

So this is headed towards what, $210 for 7 years, plus performance bonuses to make it look like we're getting a hometown discount?
I love Cano. There's nothing for Yankees fans not to love about him aside from his heavy sense of worth. He's been a durable and consistent superstar at the plate, and in the field. But can he possibly be as good 5-6-7 years from now for $30 mill a year?
The top offer that makes any sense is $180/6 years/plus bonuses. If that's not good enough, I'd let him walk.

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