Found September 26, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Following a disappointing and injury-plagued season in which the New York Yankees will miss the postseason for only the second time in the past 20 years, the Yankees will say good-bye to Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. They will also have some decisions to make about some very key players such as Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano. Both become free agents after the season, but the first priority needs to go toward Cano, a franchise player. MLB Trade Rumors' Steve Adams reports that Cano will seek a ten-year contract worth approximately $305 million, which would make him the highest paid player in MLB history. Adams cites ESPN's Buster Olney as the source of information, and Kevin Negandhi, also of ESPN, confirms Olney's report. Our @Buster_ESPN reporting that according to sources, Robinson Cano is seeking a 10-yr $305M contract this offseason.. — Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) September 26, 2013 This pending news comes at a time in which the Yankees are known to want to cut payroll.'s Bryan Hoch also carried the story and reminds us that general manager Brian Cashman offered Cano seven years and $161 back in the spring, but the two sides never came together. With the retirements of Pettitte and Rivera, the injuries to Derek Jeter, and the legal matters and pending 211-game suspension of Alex Rodriguez, Cashman needs to do all he can to re-sign Cano, the team's best player. Cano hit .315/.384/.519 (as play begins on September 26) with 27 HR and 106 RBI on a team that did not have the normal protection of Granderson, Rodriguez, Jeter, and Mark Teixeira around him for most of the year. Cano also had a WAR of 7.7 and helped keep the Yankees in contention through September 25 or 158 games. However, that asking price would not get the team under the $189 million limit to avoid excessive luxury taxes. Having the Chicago Cubs pay $13 million of Alfonso Soriano's $18 million 2014 salary will help, but they still have other mega contracts to pay as well, including Jeter's, A-Rod's, C.C. Sabathia's and Teixeira's salaries. Cano discussed his desire to return to the Bronx, but he must discuss the matter with his family. He also knows what the Yankees will still have almost guaranteed on their roster next year. Said Cano, "You've got Tex, you've got Alex, you've got Jeter," Cano said. "You still got a lot of guys that can still play this game. You've got superstars; you've got Ichiro, you've got Soriano. I mean, it's not that you got two guys leaving and there's not going to be somebody here. ... I just want to wait for the time to come and to think about it." Not many teams can offer what Cano apparently wants, so we will see if the two sides can reach a deal over the offseason. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond's "Baseball Bureau" page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

Rumors: Dodgers, Cubs unlikely to make 'major plays' for Robinson Cano

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is scheduled to hit free agency at the end of the year. He is looking for a deal that would be historic. Cano is looking for a 10-year, $305 million contract in free agency, MLB Injury News' own Ray Bureau writes. It looks like Cano may hit a quiet market at the start of free agency with his asking price. The Chicago Cubs and Los...

Yankees’ Robinson Cano Reportedly Seeking $305 Million for 10 years

BRONX, N.Y.- New York Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano is reportedly seeking to become the highest paid player in baseball history. According to reports from the SportsCenter Twitter page, Cano is after a 10 year, $305 million contract. This amount of money would top the current record high salary of $275 million, held by another […]

Robinson Cano reportedly seeking a 10-year, $305 million contract

The New York Yankees and Robinson Cano are said to be far apart in their negotiations for a long-term contract to keep the slugger with the team. There are probably a lot of reasons for that, but I’m guessing the fact that Cano is reportedly seeking a 10-year deal worth more than $300 million is […]

Robinson Cano seeks record-breaking deal.

Robinson Cano was the first official member of Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports earlier this year and he and his new agent are looking to make history. According to multiple reports earlier today the soon-to-be free agent Cano is seeking approximately $305 million from the New York Yankees over 10 years. People who are familiar with Cano and his thinking have a sense that he will take...

Cano asks for big bucks

It may be September 26, but the stove is starting to warm up for the Yankees. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirmed an ESPN report that Robinson Cano recently asked the Yankees for $300 million in a negotiations meeting within the past few weeks. The request was believed to have been for 10 years, which means Cano is trying to become the first $30 mil/yr player in baseball history....

Report: Robinson Cano Wants 10 Year $305 Million Deal

Jay Z is swinging for the fences with this one. Our @Buster_ESPN reporting that according to sources, Robinson Cano is seeking a 10-yr $305M contract this offseason.. — Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) September 26, 2013

Cano unsure if he’ll return to Yankees

Robinson Cano could play his last game in pinstripes at The Stadium on Thursday. “Who knows?” Cano said before the Yankees’ 8-3 playoff-dream stopping defeat to the Rays at the Stadium. “I don’t know what’s going to happen.” Asked if he could envision himself in another uniform Cano laughed. “Man it’s hard” Cano said. “But at the same time it’s a business...

Robinson Cano Is Seeking A 10-Year Deal Worth At Least $305 Million

(via Getty Image)With the New York Yankees now eliminated from playoff contention for just the second time in the last 18 or so years, the sports media can finally focus on what really matters – how much money they’ll spend in the offseason. And if there’s time, we can possibly discuss the other losers that are still competing for a World Series title. But for now, the most...

Robinson Cano reportedly seeking $300 million-plus contract from Yankees

Free-agent-to-be Robinson Cano is reportedly asking the New York Yankees for a whopping $305 million over 10 years in a new contract.

Report: Cano will look for 10-year, $305 million contract

If the Yankees want to keep Robinson Cano in pinstripes they may have to dig deep into their coffers. A SportsCenter tweet on Thursday morning delivered the news about the second baseman who will be a free agent: the report from Buster Olney is that Cano is "seeking a 10-year contract worth $305 MILLION this offseason." No that's not a typo. The agency for Cano whom...

Yankees face big dilemma regarding Robinson Cano

The question of the playoffs is gone for the Yankees. The question of the payoff is now the main game in town. What are they going to do about Robinson Cano? It is a decision that will significantly decide how they are shaped in 2014 and for many years to come. It will show if they have the fortitude to draw a negotiating line in the sand and walk away even from a homegrown player...

Watch: Mariano Rivera says goodbye to Yankee Stadium

Mariano Rivera said goodbye to Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Captain Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, who is also retiring when the season ends Sunday, came to the mound to remove Rivera with two outs 

Report: Robinson Cano wants 10-year, $305 million contract

Second baseman Robinson Cano wants approximately $305 million over 10 years from the New York Yankees, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney. Cano, a five-time All-Star, is reportedly wanting to sign with a team that is 

Cano wanted $300 million deal

Robinson Cano asked for a $300 million deal from the Yankees "several months ago" trying to top Alex Rodriguez's record $275 million deal, sources confirm to Ken Rosenthal.

World Awaits Arrival Of Yankee Elimination Day!

In just a few short hours, the world can finally celebrate a moment that has been too long in coming—Yankee Elimination Day. With just one more loss by The Bronx Embalmers or one more win by Tito's Indians and The Pinstriped Posers will be sent to the links for the Winter. With reports that manager Joe Girardi will be leaving and a possible free-agency departure by Robinson...
MLB 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!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.