New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Second baseman Robinson Cano, who will turn free agent after the season, is reportedly seeking a 10-year, $305-million deal from the New York Yankees
The $305 million represents the total value of Alex Rodriguez’s record-setting deal if he achieves all of the built-in incentives.
According to people familiar with Cano’s thinking said that he will take the biggest offer he receives this winter, regardless of whether it comes from the Yankees or another team.
The 30-year-old Cano, a career .309 hitter and an average of 28 home runs and 102 RBIs over the past five seasons, is expected to attract the most lucrative contract ever given to a second baseman.
Presently, Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers is the highest-paid second baseman, having signed a five-year, $75 million contract before this season.
Recently, the Boston Red Sox gave second baseman Dustin Pedroia an extension that makes his total package worth $110 million over eight years.
Earlier, Cano said he won’t rush into anything, meaning the Yankees probably won’t be able to take advantage of the exclusive negotiating window a club has with its free agents, which expires six days after the end of the World Series.
“If we don’t make it to the playoffs, I want to take my time, go on vacation and relax,” said Cano, who leads the Yankees with 27 homers, 106 RBIs and a .315 batting average. “Then I want to sit down with my family and decide what we gonna do.”
“I haven’t decided anything yet but don’t get me wrong. I love this team, you know?” he added.