At the GM Meetings this week, Scott Boras told Dan Barbarisi and Joel Sherman that he speaks to Randy Levine and Brian Cashman several times a week and that the two sides will continue to discuss a contract extension for Robinson Cano. He expects Cano to play out the final year of his contract in 2013 before signing a new deal, however.
Cano, 30, is reportedly seeking ten years at “top-of-the-market dollars” with his next contract. Sherman hears that Robbie won’t take any kind of hometown discount after taking one with the four-year, $30M deal he signed prior to 2008. That contract has since swelled to six years and $57M thanks to the two club options that have since been exercised. Given the 2014 payroll plan, I find this whole situation to be both fascinating and terrifying.