New York Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman has stated that the team has “made a significant offer” to Robinson Cano in hopes of avoiding a bidding war for the All-Star second baseman’s services this winter, YouWager has learned.
Cashman did not reveal if Cano has or hasn’t accepted the offer. This new deal is clearly an advance in the story from last week, when it was reported that the team owner had said the Yankees “were willing to consider” a significant offer to Cano, who will be a free agent after this MLB baseball season.
This offer was made to the 30 year-old and his agent, Scott Boras. Last week’s news reported that the New York team wasn’t expecting Cano to agree to a contract extension without first testing the free-agent market. The Dominican Republic native is playing the 2013 season on a club option that will pay him $15 million.
The GM also stated that when the conversations took place, while the previous time the two parties spoke, or if any further conversations were planned. “I’ve got nothing else to say,” Cashman said. “I already gave you enough.”
Cano, a .308 career hitter who batted .313 with 33 home runs and 94 RBIs in the previous baseball season, is likely to look for a long-term deal comparable to the contracts signed by Joe Votto ($225 million for 10 years) and Albert Pujols (10 years, $240 million).