While both the Yankees and Robinson Cano remain eager to work out a long term contract that will keep the star second baseman in pinstripes far into the future, the talks have not progressed much and sizable gap may separate the two sides, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
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Heyman reports that since leaving agent Scott Boras for rap star Jay-Z and his new division at
Heyman cites sources inside the game who believe that two different deals for star players in
Wright signed that eight-year extension with the Mets this off-season after hitting .306/.391/.492 at the age of 30 and it was generally acknowledged to be a team-friendly deal. The Mets star is a career .301/.382/.506 hitter over ten seasons in the majors. Cano is 30 years old this season and he has been a .309/.352/.505 over nine seasons. Through age 30, Alex Rodriguez had hit .305/.386/.573 over thirteen seasons, winning two MVP awards and a batting title. There are a number of other long term extension that could be used as a comparison as the two sides work toward an agreement, including those contracts signed by stars like Prince Fielder, Joey Votto and Joe Mauer, as well as Yankees icon Derek Jeter, but Heyman’s sources indicate that the deals for Rodriquez and Wright are currently framing the talks.
The prevailing belief around the game is that a contract between the two sides will get done. Many people believe that Cano’s decision to leave