Found November 06, 2013 on YanksinExile.com:
There’s been some confusion regarding Robinson Cano, and the frightening 3 that is followed by a hell of a lot of zeros, and preceded by a dollar sign: $300,000,000. Rumors began flying during the summer that the New York Yankees star second baseman was asking for a contract of 10 years, $300 million, which, in a word, is absurd. In two words, is very absurd. Thankfully, we have trusted MLB source Ken Rosenthal to clear things up for us. Rosenthal has reported that Cano is not asking for $300 million, but is starting free agency with a clean plate, and no opening bid. The highly discussed $300 million was a number put on the table by Cano and his agent (Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports) before the All-Star break, as an offer for the Yankees to secure his rights for the next decade. In other words, Cano has been planning all along to test the free agent waters, and simply gave the Yankees the chance to spend some extra money to guarantee that he’d remain in pinstripes. It’s...
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