Reports: Cano seeking $305M, Yankees offered $161MBy
Via Buster Olney: Robinson Cano is seeking a ten-year contract worth $305M this offseason. That would be the largest contract in baseball history by a lot — $30M more than Alex Rodriguez‘s current albatross. The winter’s best free agent seeking a record contract — especially with a rookie agent looking to prove he means business — is not surprising at all. No reason to ask for anything less.
Meanwhile, and more importantly, David Waldstein says the Yankees offered Cano a seven-year, $161M contract. David Wright, another homegrown New York superstar, signed a seven-year extension worth $138M last winter, so the team’s offer makes sense. Wright was a year (not weeks) away from free agency and Cano is the better player (especially when you consider his durability), hence the larger offer. My official guess is an eight-year deal in the $190M-ish range, but that’s just a guess.