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Robinson Cano hires Scott Boras as his new agent

Feb 4, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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Enrique Rojas of reports that Robinson Cano has changed agents, hiring Scott Boras to replace his former representative, Bobby Barad.

Cano and Boras reportedly had a meeting in the Dominican Republic, after which the All-Star second baseman made the switch.

Boras represents a ton of big-name clients, but what’s interesting about the timing of Cano’s move is that he’s nowhere near free agency. He’ll earn $10 million this season as part of a four-year, $30 million deal signed in February of 2008 and then the Yankees hold team options for $14 million in 2012 and $15 million in 2013.

Cano is coming off his best season and a third place MVP finish, so perhaps he’s looking to ink a massive long-term extension, but there’s really no sense of urgency from the Yankees’ point of view, as they control him through his age-30 season already.

  1. uyf1950 - Feb 4, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    Aaron – actually it’s $15M in 2013 not 2015.

  2. Jason @ IIATMS - Feb 4, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    The Yanks do NOT sign extensions to their players in the midst of long term contracts. Perhaps Boras can help with off-the-field sponsorships until Cano’s contract expires.

    • uyf1950 - Feb 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM

      Jason – I don’t see the purpose in the change either. Like you said, the Yankees aren’t going to change their long time policy about contracts. And an awful lot can happen in the 3 years Cano is under contract to the Yankees.

  3. bigharold - Feb 5, 2011 at 7:51 PM

    If Cano keeps performing like he has been or even elivates his game he won’t need Boras. I could get him a 7-8 year deal at about 20 mil per. Heck, by that time Pedroia will have broken something so bad that he’ll be in decline and I could get the RS to bid against the Yannkees and get 25 mil a year.

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