Robinson Cano seeking $300 million contract from Yankees

Brian Kersey

File this in the category: absurd.

Robinson Cano asked the Yankees for ten year contract worth $300 million during negotiations over the last couple of weeks according to multiple reports. Both sides are currently in agreement that the second baseman will text the free-agent market.

From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

Cano was believed all along to be seeking a deal in the range of Alex Rodriguez's record $275 million deal, so it isn't a major surprise he would seek that figure. Rodriguez was looking for something in that range before signing the record deal with the Yankees after the 2007 season.

Any contract in the range of $300 million would be the first in Major League Baseball history. Teams that may be interested in Cano's services include the Dodgers (who have prioritized an extension for Clayton Kershaw) and the Cubs.

The Yankees, who are already burdened with the contract of third baseman Alex Rodriguez, would prefer not to dole out another enormous contract. According to multiple reports, the Yankees offered Cano a contract in the range of seven years, $140 million during spring training, but raised their bid in recent negotiations. The Yankees are not willing to go overboard in order to sign the second baseman from San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic.

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