We keep hearing that there’s no market for Robinson Cano due to his salary demands. And, we keep hearing how the Yankees are still the best fit for him. Why not put it to a test?
The Yankees should offer Cano a four year contract for $65 million with a mutual option for a fifth year based on performance. And, tell him it’s on the table for 10 days only – take it or leave it. And, if he leaves it, and comes back begging later to talk, the Yankees should ignore his calls for a while.
Then, if he’s still out there, offer him a two-year deal for $36 million, take it or leave it. And, insist that it does not include a non-trade clause.
If he and/or Jay-Z say the money is an insult, tell them to look at what the Muddy Chicken is being paid in Beantown and wish them luck getting a better deal.