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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  • felixbanuelos

    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!

  • FIPster Doofus

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

    • Thomas

      I guess some non-great players don’t like Boras, because he and his corporation don’t really spend much time on them since they aren’t big moneymakers. Thus, they hire smaller agents that can focus more on them.

      • crawdaddy

        Yeah, but then they dump those agents when the player achieves a higher level and then hire Boras to get them the huge contract. I think Boras steals them away from those agents.

        • radnom

          But the key point was that Boras isn’t the best agent for every player. He’s right that not “every player should hire Boras”.

          • crawdaddy

            He’s the best agent when a player such as Cano establishes himself.

            • Sayid J.

              Which is different from what FIPster originally said.

              • FIPster Doofus

                At first I typed “every good player,” but then changed it for some reason.

    • Mike Myers

      Im gonna hire boras for my fantasy team. the man does good work.

  • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

    Two words jumped immediately to mind:

    1- Uh
    2- Oh

  • crawdaddy

    Cano will be looking for his 200M contract then.

  • nsalem

    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.

  • the Other Steve S.

    ‘great working relationship’ translates as

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

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      I see it more like this:

      SB: I’m thinking 10 years $300 million for Robbie.
      BC: That seems a bit much.
      SB: One second. (picks up phone) Hank. Yeah. Brian’s being a Bitch. Ok. I’ll fax the paperwork tonight.(Click) This meeting is over.

      • Joseph Cecala

        He could also say accept 10 years 150 million or I will offer Levine 7 years 210 million with 7 opt out clauses.

  • Russell NY

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

    • Rey22

      …Yes

  • Mike Myers

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

  • CS Yankee

    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!

    • Joe LA
    • theyankeewarrior

      Yeah, after he signed the biggest contract in MLB history that keeps him paid until 3 years after he should have retired… what could he possibly need hm for now?

  • Mike HC

    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

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

      • Ed

        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.

  • mike

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

    • MikeD

      Yes. He has not need for him anymore since he’s signed his last contract.

  • MikeD

    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.

  • ultimate913

    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.

  • Billion$Bullpen

    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.

  • Andrew518

    Argh!