Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/9/12
Robinson Cano still has one year left on his on his contract with the New York Yankees but that doesn't mean his agent Scott Boras hasn't already started to draw a line in the sand. While the Yankees have more pressing concerns — like resigning steady performers like Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettite and Mariano Rivera with short-term pacts — there is the conundrum of what to do with Cano.  The easy-going second baseman — who becomes a free agent after next season— is the pinstriped elephant in the room and the outcome of his deal could have ramifications clear through 2024. The Yankees want to retain their best all-round player but keeping the bottom line on staying under the $189 million luxury tax cap in 2014 and, at the same time, avoid getting stuck with a pricey, long-term commitment like they gave to Alex Rodriguez. The 30-year-old Cano has already told teammates he expects to sign a ten-year deal and you know Boras is looking at getting the most bucks for his client. A confida...
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