Now, that assumption may not be entirely accurate, if you believe Yankees team president Randy Levine.
Levine says that "no one is a re-sign at all costs," but is that really true? If such a player exists, it would absolutely be Cano.
He's the best player in the league at a position where elite level players are rather scarce. Aside from Dustin Pedroia, there really isn't a second baseman who can compete with Cano's level of brilliance both at the plate and in the field.
Cano recently got rid of agent Scott Boras and signed with rapper Jay Z's agency. Boras is a notoriously ruthless negotiator, and Jay Z is known as a Yankees fan. Does that mean Cano is a lock to stay in the Bronx? Or will Jay Z and his team make even wilder demands than Boras would have?
We probably won't know for sure until the offseason, but the Yankees' coffers are full of money to spend, and Cano is exactly the kind of player they should be paying big dollars. Hopefully for their sake, Levine is just bluffing, and GM Brian Cashman will truly attempt to sign Cano at all costs. Because anything less than that would be a mistake.