• Could Cano Leave Yankees After 2013?

    Posted by on February 5th, 2011 · Comments (9)

    Maybe. Via John Harper today -

    In what could be considered ominous news for the Yankees, Robinson Cano is now a client of Scott Boras, perhaps the most notorious agent in sports.

    Cano raised his play to superstar level in 2010, finishing third in the AL MVP voting, and no doubt will be looking for a huge contract in the future. Cano is finishing up a four-year, $30 million contract, but the Yankees have two option years on him at $14 million in 2012 and $15 million in 2013.

    Boras has a history of taking high-profile clients such as Alex Rodriguez, Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira to free agency.

    As a Yankee, A-Rod famously opted out of his 10-year, $252 million contract he originally signed with Texas, then re-signed with the Yanks before parting ways with Boras.

    Comments on Could Cano Leave Yankees After 2013?

    1. Corey Italiano
      February 5th, 2011 | 11:50 am

      The real question is, with Cano’s bat and glove, is he worth $200 million+ ?

      I dunno..

    2. GDH
      February 5th, 2011 | 1:01 pm

      Is Cano a possible trade for a top starter? For example, would you include Cano and prospects for someone like Felix Hernandez? I’d be awfully tempted.

    3. Corey Italiano
      February 5th, 2011 | 1:11 pm

      GDH wrote:

      Is Cano a possible trade for a top starter? For example, would you include Cano and prospects for someone like Felix Hernandez? I’d be awfully tempted.

      I don’t think you can trade Cano at this point if you’re the Yankees. He’s the best hitter on the team right now.

      Not to mention, that wouldn’t make sense for the Mariners..Cano’s not cheap and they and they likely want more years of team control with the players they receive.

    4. Raf
      February 5th, 2011 | 1:11 pm

      He could leave, he could stay. Given Boras’ relationship with the Bros Stein, if Cano has a good season in 2013, the organization will break the bank for him.

    5. agsf
      February 6th, 2011 | 1:36 am

      “He could leave, he could stay.”

      Going out on a limb I see.

      Weather tomorrow? Could be sunny, could rain.

    6. Raf
      February 6th, 2011 | 10:00 am

      agsf wrote:

      Going out on a limb I see.

      A lot can happen between now and 2013.

    7. Evan3457
      February 6th, 2011 | 11:41 am

      agsf wrote:
      Going out on a limb I see.

      Raf wrote:
      A lot can happen between now and 2013.

      That one won’t exactly please the “take a stand” side, either. ;)

    8. Evan3457
      February 6th, 2011 | 11:44 am

      Could Cano Leave Yankees After 2013?

      After much deliberation, and considering all the various primary, secondary and tangential factors in all their myriad implications, without wishing to draw a hasty or poorly-thought out conclusion, I would hazard a slight lean of an opinion to reply:

      Yes, he could.

      But this could change depending on circumstances.

    9. Scout
      February 7th, 2011 | 5:51 pm

      No need to equivocate here. Boras clients, with very few exceptions over the past two decades, go to the team that pays them the most. If the Yankees offer the most money — and they can clearly afford to do so — Cano will remain in pinstripes. Here, unlike the Jeter case, there will be other suitors, so assume the Yankees will have to overpay for Cano’s services.

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