Robinson Cano is looking for $300 million from the Yankees

It looks like Robinson Cano's free agency will be a long process

9/26/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

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Robinson Cano is undoubtedly the biggest free agent name of the upcoming offseason, and it looks like there will be a lot of action there.

Cano is reportedly asking for something in the area of 10 years and $300 million, a king's ransom for the 30-year-old 2nd baseman.

Cano is great. Without a doubt, he's the best 2B in baseball. But still, is he worth $30 million per year for a decade? No. Absolutely not.

The Yankees are likely countering in the area of 7 years, $160 million or so. Realistically, a contract longer than that would just be asking for trouble, since very few players are elite late into their 30s.

Cano will likely test free agency, where he'll find out whether or not anyone will be able to even match the Yankees' offer, never mind his lofty demands.

When all is said and done, I'd be shocked if Cano ended up anywhere but the Bronx. The Yankees need him, they can afford him, and he really doesn't want to go anywhere else.

We'll see how it plays out.
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