Should We Believe The Limited Time Offer For Robinson Cano?

 

Sep 5, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (24) grounds into fielders choice to second allowing a runner to score during the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

News came out today and over the weekend that the New York Yankees have offers out to multiple free agents. One of them is of course second baseman Robinson Cano. They have offers out to Hiroki Kuroda, and apparently Carlos Beltran is their next target (as I suggested he should be yesterday) and are also talking to players like Nate McLouth.

With Cano, we’ve all heard the rumors about how his free agency could last into the 2014 calendar year and how he wants $300 million over 10 years. The Yankees want no part of those years or dollars and have an offer out to him. Apparently, the Yankees offer comes with an expiration, kind of like the messages in Mission Impossible. Should we believe it though?

Second baseman who produce like Cano, who are perennial MVP candidates, don’t grow on trees. Many times, if you have a second baseman who produces on offense it’s a bonus. Cano produces like a slugging first baseman, rather than a second baseman.

Cano will be 31 this season and will be approaching towards the end of his prime, however, that’s not to say he won’t be a productive player. Even if gets to a point where the Yankees “move on” from Cano, and let’s say they go ahead and sign Omar Infante to play second base, that still may not preclude them from signing Cano. Infante has played third base in his career as well.

The fact that we don’t know what will we become of Alex Rodriguez, and the fact if he is suspended, that could lead to more money in the Yankees’ pockets in January.

Until there is a press conference with Robinson Cano with another team, no matter who it is, don’t believe there’s a clock on any Yankees offer to Cano. Elite players like Cano don’t come around too often and until a deal is done, don’t believe anything that comes from the Yankees about Cano.

Topics: New York Yankees

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  • Jd

    I would say yes. The Yankees know there is no market for Cano. & his demands of 300 million is a joke. & if the Yankees put their foot down & tell Cano, this is the deal, take it or leave it, he’ll take it.

  • Corethree

    I don’t believe that Cano is an elite player because he forgets how to play postseason baseball, much like arod or worse. He’s worth 3 years, no more. But don’t worry disbelievers, the Yankees will give him 8 years, so that in 2017 – 2018, they can start regretting. Maybe sooner.

  • slider32

    Good move by the Yanks, if he doesn’t take a great offer then it’s time to move on. The Yanks could get three good players for that money. Infante, and 2 pitchers.