Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/4/14
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Robinson Cano knows he is the best player on the Yankees, the best 2B in all of baseball and one of the top players in the game. He wants to make sure he gets paid like it. Earlier today, it was revealed that Cano would NOT take less money, or a “hometown discount,” to stay with the only organization he’s ever known. According to Daily News writers Mark Feinsand and Christian Red, sources familiar with Cano believe that he will be looking for top dollar once he hits free agency, and that he will not be in the Bronx in 2014. This offseason, we’ve seen the Yankees change their approach and be more fiscally conservative in an effort to get their payroll under $190 million by 2014 to avoid heavy luxury tax penalties. With Scott Boras as Cano’s agent (He was also A-Rod’s agent for both the Texas deal, and most recent Yankee deal), the all-star slugger may even be looking for a contract similar to A-Rod’s. We all know how that has turned out, so the Yankees would definitely be hesitant to offer that to Cano, 30, even though he is now the best player on the team. The A-Rod contract is one of the reasons the Yankees need to trim their payroll in the first place. Last season, Cano hit .313 with a 94 RBIs and a career-high 33 home runs. Cano is a career .308 hitter, plays Gold Glove defense and is very durable. From 2007 on, Cano has played no less than 159 games. Regardless, negotiating with Boras will not be easy or pleasant, as he has continuously gotten the most money for his clients throughout the years – Cano recently changed his agent to Boras, knowing he will likely get a lucrative deal. According to the story in the Daily News, Cano was asked about the possibility of leaving, and said he would “love” to be a Yankee, but also added “I know this is a business… It’s up to them.” Since the Yankees are 100 percent committed to lowering their payroll over the next few years, it is a very real possibility that Cano will play somewhere else. Would they be willing to break the bank for Cano and give him a mega-deal that could backfire and cripple them for years like A-Rod has? Or will they let him walk? About a year from now we will have the answer.  
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