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 price with something closer to seven years, $160 million during the season. Since then, Cano, like the rest of baseball, has been on hold until other teams show firm interest. That has yet to happen. So, the Yankees sit by the phone. “The ball’s in his court,” said someone familiar with the negotiations. Cano’s search for a contract was expected to be a lengthy process, yet some people within the industry have expressed surprise teams haven’t already actively gone after the second baseman in the first week of free agency. According to sources, the market for Cano has yet to take any form and they remain curious to see which team steps forward with a competitive offer that could force the Yankees to increase their initial numbers. Other than Cano, there are a lack of big-name free agents this offseason, something that figured to work in Cano’s favor.
Yankees only team to offer Robinson Cano so far
New York Post | Nov 10