Robinson Cano reportedly seeking $300 million-plus contract from Yankees

Photo: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

For just the second time in the previous 19 seasons, we will not be seeing any pinstripes in the Major League playoffs. With the New York Yankees’ season just about at an end, the focus of the front office turns to filling gaps in the lineup via free agency.

As well as locking down superstar Robinson Cano. However, inking the second baseman may not be quite as easy it as sounds. Cano is reportedly seeking a deal worth upwards of $300 million – or more than $30 million annually.

Roc Nation, the Jay Z-led sports agency that signed Cano as its very first client, is not messing around. The agency wants to make their headlining client rich beyond a person’s wildest dreams.

Whether Cano gets the deal from the Yankees remains to be seen, but New York has one huge leverage point working in its favor: If the Yanks can’t afford to pay that salary, is there any real chance another franchise will be able to? If that proves to be the case, the public may not be made privy to that fact for quite some time. Cano’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, has stated that there will be no public comment made on the part of either side while negotiations remain ongoing.

[H/T: Bleacher Report]