Robinson Cano RUMORS & NEWS

  • 52d
    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Cano out for a 4th straight day, most starts he has missed since 2006

  • Cano: Mo Rivera still 'the best closer'

    ESPN.com "Robinson Cano is taking Mariano Rivera's long-range, no-nonsense zinger in stride. A day after it was revealed in his new book that the all-time saves leader would take Boston's Dustin Pedroia at second base, Cano, now with the Seattle Mariners, insisted he still respects his longtime former..." May 07

  • Mo Rivera: I'd pick Pedroia over Cano

    ESPN.com "Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera writes in a new book released Tuesday that Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox would be his ultimate choice as a second baseman, saying he doesn't think former teammate Robinson Cano "burns to be the best." Rivera played with Cano for the first nine seasons..." May 06

  • Cano coming back to Bronx, but Yankees have moved on

    New York Post "Robinson, who? The Yankees’ offseason decision not to match the Mariners’ 10-year, $240 million offer for Robinson Cano, and instead disperse their funds on a slew of other free agents, has paid off in the first month of the season. The players they did sign — Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka,..." April 25

  • Kevin Long, Yankees couldn't get through to Robinson Cano on lack of hustle

    New York Daily News "Kevin Long considers Robinson Cano practically a son, they grew so close over the years in the Bronx. And that bond, forged during their countless sessions in the batting cage, allows him to speak frankly about the $240 million man who is now a Seattle Mariner. That is, while Long couldn’t be..." February 17

  • That didn't take long: Yankees re-issue Robinson Cano's No. 24

    CBSSports.com "First the first time in nearly a decade, the Yankees opened spring training without Robinson Cano on Friday. Their pitchers and catchers reported to Tampa while Cano is still a few days away from having to show up to Mariners' camp after signing a ten-year, $240 million deal with Seattle this..." February 14

  • Sheffield: Robinson Cano will regret leaving Yankees

    New York Daily News "Gary Sheffield made plenty of money during his career, but the slugger believes the value of playing in a stacked lineup might outweigh the almighty dollar. That’s why Sheffield believes Robinson Cano could ultimately regret his decision to bolt the Bronx for Seattle, where he signed with the..." December 19

  • Robinson Cano: 'I didn't feel respect' from the Yankees

    Arizona Republic "Robinson Cano buttoned up his new Seattle Mariners jersey as flashbulbs popped. From his seat on a folding chair 20 feet away, Jay Z smiled. It was a big day for both, as the former New York Yankees second baseman signed a 10-year, $240 million contract, the first major deal signed by a client..." December 14

  • Yankees fans likely won’t forgive Cano

    New York Post "April 29 at Yankee Stadium. Book it now. You’re going to see the most vicious, hellacious booing since the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009. April 22 at Fenway Park? Take it or leave it. Shouldn’t be much of anything. First will come Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Red Sox Nation in a..." December 14

  • Ortiz: Yankees lost 'face of ballclub' in Cano

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz says he thinks his Boston Red Sox will benefit from Robinson Cano joining the Seattle Mariners, calling it "great news for us" but a blow to the rival New York Yankees. Ortiz, speaking in an interview with WEEI Radio in Boston, said the Yankees lost "the face" of the team when they..." December 07

  • Robinson Cano “didn’t want to play” for Joe Girardi

    Hardball Talk "Now that second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly accepted a 10-year, $240 million contract to leave the Yankees for the Mariners, we can open the floodgates on some anonymously-sourced bad-mouthing. We have our first such story from the Cano side of things, courtesy of George A. King III of..." December 07

  • Mariners have agreed with Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240M contract

    CBSSports.com "The Mariners have agreed on a 10-year, $240MM deal with superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, CBSSports.com confirms. Early on Friday, there were reports (including here) of a snag in negotiations, but sources suggest that was overblown or just not correct, as the sides worked through a deal..." December 06

  • Robinson Cano's bid to join Mariners ends on sour note thanks to Jay Z: sources

    New York Daily News "The Mariners’ efforts to lure Robinson Cano to Seattle as the latest $200 million player have apparently ended. According to two sources briefed on the negotiations, talks between the Mariners – the free agent second baseman’s lone stalking horse — and Cano’s camp — led by rapper-turned super..." December 06

  • 229d
    David Waldstein @DavidWaldstein

    Source with knowledge of the Mariners planning said they are going to offer Cano 9 years/$225 million

  • Mariners willing to give Cano 10 years, $230-240M

    ESPN.com "Negotiations between second baseman Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners rallied to another level Thursday when the ballplayer took a private flight from New York to Seattle to talk personally with the club in the American League, a source told ESPNdeportes.com. Could not determine the degree..." December 05

  • Robinson Cano had Seattle meeting with Mariners

    New York Post "The Mariners are giving this their best shot. Robinson Cano’s representatives met with Mariners officials Tuesday in Seattle, according to an industry source. “The meeting went very well,” the source told the Post Wednesday. The Yankees want Cano to return to The Bronx, but they are not..." December 04

  • Sources: Yankees' game plan for Cano remains the same

    ESPN New York "With Jacoby Ellsbury on the way in, it may seem that Robinson Cano is closer to the way out, but that is not how the Yankees see it. Sources have told ESPN New York the Yankees still plan to keep their ultimate offer to Cano in the seven-year, $175 million range. That is unchanged from before..." December 04

  • 231d
    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Many in industry now see #Royals as clear leaders to sign Beltran and believe #Mariners have a real shot to steal Cano from #Yankees.

  • Mariners emerging as a "major player" for Cano

    ESPN New York "The Seattle Mariners have emerged as a major player in the sweepstakes for free agent Robinson Cano, according to several sources who spoke to ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday on the condition of anonymity. With the New York Yankees not wanting to offer Cano more than a seven-year contract or as much..." December 03

  • Robinson Cano, Yankees far apart in contract talks as Winter Meetings approach

    Newark Star-Ledger "After an in-person meeting and a series of conversations last week, the Yankees and five-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano appeared to make tentative progress in contract negotiations. Cano’s representatives lowered their initial request, and the Yankees boosted their offer, according to..." December 03

  • 233d
    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    As for Yankees and Cano, sides are still “ocean’s apart,” according to a person with knowledge of the talks not named Richard Marx (I swear)

  • Cano, Yankees near $100 million off: sources

    New York Post "When it comes to asking prices and counteroffers, Robinson Cano still is shopping in Alex Rodriguez’s neighborhood, an industry source told The Post. The Yankees would like him more in Albert Pujols’ territory, only with a shorter lease. Cano’s most recent offer to the Yankees, in a meeting..." December 01

  • Robinson Cano denies $300 million contract demands with Yankees

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano now says that he did not ask the Yankees for $300 million. OK, but we’re pretty confident that his representatives did. “I’ve never asked anybody for $300 million,” the free agent second baseman told the Dominican website El Dia on Thursday, during a ceremony to honor the..." November 30

  • Report: Yankees, Cano meet again; demands lower 'very slightly'

    CBSSports.com "For the third consecutive day, the Yankees and representatives for Robinson Cano met on Wednesday. They remain far apart on contract terms, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. The two sides will break for Thanksgiving and meet again next week. According to Feinsand, Cano's camp..." November 28

  • 238d
    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Yankees and Cano's camp spoke but did not meet again Wednesday. Will pick up talks again after the holiday weekend.

  • 238d
    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Yankees met Tuesday with Cano's agents, according to a source. Official familiar with talks said: "The gap is still very substantial."

  • Yankees meet with Cano’s agents, but gap is ‘still very substantial’

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano and the Yankees are finally talking turkey. According to a source, the Yankees met Tuesday with Cano’s representatives — no, Jay Z was not there — and while that’s certainly a step forward in the negotiations, the Bombers and their longtime second baseman appear to still be on..." November 27

  • Yankees' offer to Robinson Cano has a deadline

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees plan on talking to the agents for Robinson Cano on Monday to reiterate that they will only be able to keep their best offer on the table for so long, a baseball official told ESPN New York. While the Yankees want Cano to stay, they have already agreed with Brian McCann on..." November 25

  • 241d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Yankees have offers out on other free agents. This offseason is way too important for them to sit and wait. No traction w/ Cano.

  • If Yankees still want Cano, have they abandoned luxury tax goal?

    CBSSports.com "The New York Yankees have landed Brian McCann on a five-year, $85 million deal. Robinson Cano is still sitting on the free agent market unsigned and surely they'd like to retain him. Putting these things together and realizing the Yankees have several other holes to fill, that $189 million luxury..." November 23

  • Fielder-Kinsler swap may put Rangers in running for Cano

    New York Post "Yankees officials have played a game in recent months trying to imagine who could make a blockbuster offer to Robinson Cano, and have eliminated pretty much every possibility. The one consistent worry has been the Rangers and, perhaps, Texas moved into a better position to make such a..." November 21

  • Mets' GM Sandy Alderson thinks Cano mega-deal not likely

    New York Daily News "The dinner was good. It was the presentation that was a little overdone. With a long list of needs to rebuild the Mets, Sandy Alderson was willing to listen Monday night when Robinson Cano’s agents, including hip-hop impresario Jay Z, asked to make a presentation to the Mets general manager and..." November 20

  • 246d
    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Sandy Alderson acknowledges meeting with Jay Z but portrays Cano signing as slim, noting his comment about $100M contracts stands. #mets

  • Mets, Jay Z hold secret meeting about Cano

    New York Post "Robinson Cano a Met? It sounds outlandish on the surface, but Cano put his best man on the job Monday night. Yes, it turns out Jay Z is as hands-on as promised. So hands-on he’s willing to shop his client across the RFK Bridge into Flushing. The hip-hop impresario joined Mets COO Jeff Wilpon,..." November 19

  • As Cano stands firm, Yankees mull Ibanez reunion

    New York Post "Robinson Cano and Masahiro Tanaka remain at the center of the Yankees’ offseason plans, but the team isn’t ignoring other areas that require improvement. And there is always a chance Cano — who hasn’t dropped his wish for a 10-year, $310 million deal — could wait too long for the Yankees, who..." November 19

  • Agent: Jay Z ‘Intimately Involved’ In Cano Negotiations

    CBS New York "Brodie Van Wagenen will be the man behind Robinson Cano’s new deal. But rap mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is also “intimately involved in all areas” of the process, Van Wagenen said Sunday on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. “That has been true for the last six months,” he said. “It’s certainly..." November 18

  • Cano has not budged off $310 million request

    ESPN New York "Robinson Cano has not budged off his request of a 10-year, $310 million contract, a source with knowledge of the asking price told ESPN New York on Monday. The Yankees remain very interested in keeping Cano, but not at that money or length. If the Yankees keep consistent with their current..." November 18

  • Robinson Cano set to wait for pitch he wants

    New York Daily News "So far, free agency hasn’t brought anything resembling a bidding war for Robinson Cano, and the apparent lack of suitors can’t be the scenario the Yankee second baseman was hoping for. Yet on Friday a person close to him insisted that Cano is unfazed by the slow start and has been preparing all..." November 16

  • Blue Jays won’t budge from club policy for Cano

    Sportsnet.ca "There has been some speculation about the Blue Jays being a surprise team in pursuit of free agent second baseman Robinson Cano. Unless he’s willing to settle for five years, you can forget about it, as the Blue Jays have no intentions of moving off their policy of contracts for six years or..." November 13

  • 252d
    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL

    Hal Steinbrenner says the Yankees plan to sit down with Robinson Cano's agents next week.

  • Cashman: Cano 'loves the money,' will go to highest bidder

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano has shown his true stripes to Brian Cashman, and they’re not pinstripes. As the Yankees attempt to bring back the free agent second baseman, the GM knows loyalty to the team he has played for his entire career won’t be a major factor in his decision. “He loves the money,”..." November 13

  • Yankees to open negotiations with Robinson Cano next week

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees plan to begin negotiations with the representatives for second baseman Robinson Cano sometime next week, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a late-evening address here at the GM Meetings. Retaining Cano is the organization’s top priority this offseason. But..." November 13

  • 254d
    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Source: Robinson Cano has turned down the Yankees' qualifying offer as expected. He is now officially a free agent.

  • Yankees only team to offer Robinson Cano so far

    New York Post "Though the Yankees are ready to pursue free agents such as Brian McCann and Shin-Soo Choo, they continue to wait for their top target to come back to them. Robinson Cano is still awaiting his first offer from a team other than the Yankees, who countered his original 10-year, $310 million asking..." November 10

  • CC Sabathia to Cano: Don’t leave

    New York Post "CC Sabathia has just one piece of advice for his friend Robinson Cano as the Yankees second baseman navigates free-agent waters for the first time. “Stay here,” Sabathia said Friday. “I’ve played with him five years now and I think he’s the best second baseman in the game. Obviously he is one..." November 09

  • Cano says no other teams have approached him with offer

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano is keeping his cards close to the vest when it comes to free agency. The marquee free agent told the Daily News “we'll see” when asked Thursday night if he would sign the $14.1 million qualifying offer extended by the Yankees this week. Cano, 31, has until 5 p.m. Monday to sign or..." November 08

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

  • Union probes Jay Z over Cano gift

    New York Post "A gift to Yankee free agent Robinson Cano has left Jay Z facing a lot more than “99 Problems” with the Major League Baseball Players Association. Only five months after Jay Z became a sports agent, the players union is probing whether the rap mogul violated its rules by giving the superstar a..." November 06

  • Yankees Make Qualifying Offers To Cano, Granderson, Kuroda

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees made qualifying offers to Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, and Hiroki Kuroda, according to a team press release. As the top free agent on the market, making the $14.1MM qualifying offer to Cano was a no-brainer and ensures the Yankees will at least receive a draft pick if he signs..." November 04

  • Dodgers look unlikely now for Cano, but here are 10 teams that may call

    CBSSports.com "Robinson Cano likely lost a big ptential suitor when the Dodgers agreed to a $28-million four-year deal with Cuban second baseman Alexander Guerrero. Folks figured once Cano hired Jay Z as one of his agents he'd be likely to stay in pinstripes anyway. But don't assume he won't have outside..." October 22

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