Robinson Cano asked theYankees for $300 million in a negotiations within the past couple weeks, and with the Yankees not offering in that ballpark, the sides understand he will test the free-agent market.
Cano’s request is said to cover 10 years, meaning he’s seeking baseball’s first $30-million-a-year deal player.
Cano was believed all along to be seeking a deal in the range of Alex Rodriguez’s record $275-million deal, so it isn’t a major surprise he’d seek that figure. Rodriguez was looking for something in that range before signing the record deal with the Yankees after the 2007 season.
Source: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports