In the chess match that is the contract negotiations between free agent second basemen Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees, the latest move has been made which may slightly alter how the negotiations go for both sides.
This past week, Cano and his agents, Jay-Z and Brodie Van Wagenen dropped their asking price on what they are looking for in a contract from the Yankees, which was at 10 years and $310 million, but has reportedly dropped to the range of $250-260 million over nine years. The Yankees would prefer to pay him a lot less than that.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported on Monday that the Yankees do not want to go over the $200 million range for a contract for their second basemen and are staying firm on their offer, which is in the neighborhood of the seven years for $160-168 million range.
"Long baseball's spending leviathan, the New York Yankees are adamant their stance in negotiations with the star second baseman is not pure posturing, sources told Yahoo Sports. Despite Cano's request for a nine-year, $252 million deal in the parties' last meeting, the Yankees do not believe Cano is worth the highest average annual value in the game and are sticking hard by a seven-year, $160 million offer that they tell executives and agents may have $15 million of wiggle room. "They are not going to go to $200 million," one executive familiar with the Yankees' plans said. "Period."
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