Right after the game on YES, Brian Cashman appeared on Mike Francesca’s radio show. A wide range of topics were discussed, but the big topic was the possible contract extension of Robinson Cano. Cashman made it known today that the Yankees have made a significant offer to Cano and his party.
February 27, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees second basemanRobinson Cano
(24) stretches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The deal still stands because Robinson Cano and Scott Boras have not yet touched it. Knowing Boras, the deal will stay untouched until the end of the season. He’s notorious for letting his clients test their worth on the free agent market after the season. These comments by Cashman validate Hal Steinbrenner’s remarks on wanting to keep Cano. The Yankees generally do not extend guys until the end of the season, so this just shows how much they want to hold onto the greatest second basemen in franchise history.
We’ll have to see how this story progresses over the season. Cano has made it known that he’s okay with playing the season without an extension. He’s going to let Scott Boras handle the negotiations while he plays baseball. Life is good in Robbie Cano land.