Robinson Cano is currently going through contract negotiations with the New York Yankees and has reportedly asked the organization for $300 million.
Cano is looking for a 10-year deal, meaning that he’s pushing to become the top-paid baseball player ever, by making $30 million a year.
Alex Rodriguez received a record $275-million deal from the Yankees, so it wasn’t a surprise that Cano would ask for so much.
Cano is the top free agent on the market, but the Yankees have not counter-offered in the range that he is looking for, so he will possibly test the free-agent market. It is unknown whether any organization would pay that much for the player.
The Chicago Cubs reportedly like Cano, but don’t see themselves in contention to get him.
The Yankees have said publicly that they don’t want to negotiate another huge contract. According to a source, the team has already made a “substantial” offer, but it possibly wasn’t enough to close the deal.
The Yankees’ made an offer of $140 million for seven years to Cano during spring training, but raised their bid recently. At this time, the information on the exact amount has not been released.