$100M for McCann?: Brian McCann could receive a deal for six years and $100 million an MLB GM told ESPN New York on Tuesday. The GM reasoned that McCann is a top-five catcher and could transition to first and DH toward the end of the deal.
The highest paid catcher in the game Joe Mauer is in the midst of an eight-year $184 million deal. In March 2012 Yadier Molina signed a five-year $75 million deal to remain with the Cardinals. McCann made $12 million in 2013.
McCann who turns 30 in February has already been the subject of Spend Hal's Money where we advised the Yankees to go after him. A source with the knowledge of the Yankees' thinking said that if Alex Rodriguez's suspension is upheld then the club could possibly sign Robinson Cano and McCann. We are not sure if that still applies if McCann receives nearly $17 million per year.