Most young boys follow in the footsteps of their fathers. The Yankees are hoping that is the case with Robinson Cano.
Cano’s father, Jose Cano, told the media on Monday that he wants Robinson to stay in pinstripes “forever.” A former major league pitcher who pitched one year with the Astros in 1989, Jose feels that Robinson will never forgive himself if he were to leave the Bronx for another team once his contract expires at the end of this season.
“We are waiting to see what is happening with the Yankees,” Jose Cano said Monday according to the NY Post. I don’t think the (Yankees) are going to let him go. I talk to him every day and we are still waiting. I wish he can be here forever. I don’t think he will feel comfortable (leaving).”
Last week, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed that a “significant offer” was made to Cano. The details of the deal could only be speculated about and Cano would not answer any questions regarding the contract.
Cano explained that he did not want to talk about it anymore because he didn’t want it to be a distraction to the rest of the team. When asked if he and the Yankees would continue negotiations during the season, Cano simply replied “I’m going to let [my agent] Scott [Boras] decide that.”
No one is sure when the offer was made or whether it was rejected or left on the table, but Jose Cano has been following the contract saga since the beginning of spring training. Robinson’s agent Scott Boras says he is open to keep communication open with the Yankees but Boras’ clients rarely get deals done before they can hit free agency
Still, Jose feels confident that his son will get a deal done before the end of the season. With Robinson not talking about it and constant rumors circulating, no one will know until Cano signs a deal; whenever that may be.
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