Feb
04

Report: Cano hires Scott Boras

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Via Enrique Rojas, Robbie Cano has fired agent Bobby Barad and hired Scott Boras. I wouldn’t worry too much about it, he’s not coming up on free agency anytime soon. Cano will make $10M in 2011, then the team holds a $14M club option for 2012 ($2M buyout) and a $15M option for 2013 ($2M buyout). If he continues to play at the level he did last year, those options are no brainers.

Robbie makes three Boras clients on the infield, joining Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. Rafael Soriano and Andrew Brackman are also Boras clients, and the team has a great working relationship with the super-agent. It’s hard to blame Cano, I’d hire Boras if I was a player.

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30 Comments»

  1. felixbanuelos says:

    Now all we need is the king to get boras as an agent. Then we have boras secretly get rid of the no-trade clause and work a trade with the mariners!

  2. FIPster Doofus says:

    Every player should hire Boras. He’s amazing at his job.

  3. Two words jumped immediately to mind:

    1- Uh
    2- Oh

  4. crawdaddy says:

    Cano will be looking for his 200M contract then.

  5. nsalem says:

    In negotiations Boras will be comparing Cano favorably to Hornsby, Collins, Morgan and Robinson. A couple of more years like 2010 for Robby and he maybe in that ballpark.

  6. the Other Steve S. says:

    ‘great working relationship’ translates as

    SB:Cashman, bend over!
    BC:OK Scott.

  7. Russell NY says:

    Is it bad that I am hoping Cano does poorly? lol

  8. Mike Myers says:

    We are talking YEARS from now. Who knows what will happen. Maybe Cuban will buy the Pirates and get Cano. Thats my call. ha.

  9. CS Yankee says:

    Didn’t Arod fire Boras?

    Cano will likely get a 150M$/6 yr deal out of this…

    :::thinks of Crawford & Werth signings:::

    Cano will likely get a 150M$/2 yr deal out of this!

  10. Mike HC says:

    Cano threatening to hold out for a long term deal when those option years come around actually crossed my mind. I quickly dismissed it as absurd. I think.

    • The Three Amigos says:

      This isn’t football. I can’t remember the last baseball holdout. Does anyone know who was the last?

      • Ed says:

        I remember Alfonso Soriano threatening to not play if the Nats wouldn’t let him stay at 2B. That ended as soon as the Nats said they’d suspend him, resulting in him not getting paid or collecting service time.

        Other than that, the only stories I know of are from before free agency.

  11. mike says:

    Didn’t ARod cut ties with Boras around June of last year?

  12. MikeD says:

    It does mean Cano will opt for free agency, yet that doesn’t really matter since the Yankees don’t sign extensions, so he’d have to file for free agency no matter what.

    Cano will have to continue to perform at a high level for three more years before this matters, and if he does, the Yankees will have the money to sign him.

  13. ultimate913 says:

    He’ll be what? 30 years old when he hits FA? He’ll probably demand a 6-8 year contract at 20 – 22 per year contract if he keeps hitting like this.

    This could get tricky. But hey. The Yanks don’t have to worry about this until after 2013. Let’s enjoy him while he’s still here.

  14. Billion$Bullpen says:

    Let us hope we are able to develop another great 2nd baseman to either use as a cheap replacement a few years down the road or to trade if we want to sign Robbie for life.

  15. Andrew518 says:

    Argh!

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