Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/19/13

New York Yankees president Randy Levine sent a stern message to the representatives of Robinson Cano on Tuesday: we aren’t going to pay you what you want. Cano’s agent, Jay Z, and his team are holding on to their demand for a 10-year, $310 million contract. That’s clearly not going to happen with the Yankees. Levine told ESPNNewYork.com the following on Tuesday: We want Robbie back. We think Robbie is terrific. But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about. On Monday, Cano’s agents, Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA and Jay Z, were holding firm that they wanted their client to get the biggest contract in baseball history. Alex Rodriguez signed a 10-year, $275 million deal (with $30 million in potential performance bonuses) following the 2007 season. Jay Z met with New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco on Monday night. Despite that meeting, there’s very little chance Cano signs with the Mets. Cano’s agents are seeking to market him as the next Michael Jordan-type athlete. Someone who transcends sports and becomes a gigantic, worldwide brad. The Yankees have said they want to bring Cano back, but it is clear they have zero interest in signing him for that long. They have reportedly offered him a deal between five to seven years for around $160 million, or an average of $23 million per year. Personally, I think that’s the best deal he’s going to get. I believe Cano is the best second baseman in baseball, but there is no way he deserves to be the game’s highest paid player. Cano just turned 31 and this season he hit .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs. His WAR of 7.6 ranked fifth in all of baseball. He is a five-time All-Star, has won two Gold Gloves and five Silver Sluggers. For his career, Cano has hit .309 with a .859 OPS, 204 home runs, 822 RBIs and 1,649 hits over his nine seasons. Still, he’s not worth $310 million. The post Robinson Cano: New York Yankees won’t pay second baseman $300 million appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Arum says Pacquiao would fight McGregor if Mayweather won't

Aaron Judge hits first grand slam of his career

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

Brandon Jacobs vows to 'expose' Jim Harbaugh, get him fired

Mike Zimmer won’t retire even if right eye goes blind

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kevin Love responds to Draymond Green’s ‘annihilation’ trash talk

Spike Lee deletes Instagram post saying Kaepernick signed with Seattle

Errol Spence is the real deal, takes down Kell Brook

Indians reveal Frank Robinson statue at Progressive Field

Report: Jerry West considered rejoining the Lakers before they hired Magic Johnson

The NHL is thinking about hosting an outdoor game in Nashville

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Why the Indianapolis 500 is called 'the greatest spectacle in racing'

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Box Score 5/26: Bring on the Finals

Why wait? Our too soon Cavaliers-Warriors NBA Finals preview

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

Yankees News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Journey to the Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins

Best of Yardbarker: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The 'More like Whiffer, Texas Ranger...amirite?' quiz

Stanley Cup Final: A David vs. Goliath matchup that's not as lopsided as it may appear

Manu Ginobili gave life to the San Antonio Spurs

The Rewind: Vince Carter's graduation day celebration that wasn't

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Kicking It: East is East, and West is West

Three Up, Three Down: Some surprises way out (NL) West

The 'Let's go to the videotape!' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker