Well damn! Robinson Cano is looking for that Jay Z money!  I know if any team can do it, it’s the Yankees — but really?  $305 million for 10 years?!  I can’t wait to see how this works out.
Report after the jump…




The gap between second baseman Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees on a new contract is enormous, with sources telling ESPN’s Buster Olney that the soon-to-be free agent is seeking approximately $305 million over 10 years.

People familiar with Cano’s thinking have a sense that he will take the biggest offer he receives this winter, regardless of whether it comes from the Yankees or another team.

The $305 million represents the total value of Alex Rodriguez’s record-setting deal if he achieves all of the built-in incentives.

Cano, the Yankees’ best hitter and a five-time All-Star, told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday that he won’t rush into anything, meaning the Yankees probably won’t be able to take advantage of the exclusive negotiating window a club has with its free agents, which expires six days after the end of the World Series.

“If we don’t make it to the playoffs, I want to take my time, go on vacation and relax,” Cano said. “Then I want to sit down with my family and decide what we gonna do.”