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Robinson Cano doesn’t want to talk about contract talks

Mar 1, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Robinson Cano Reuters

General manager Brian Cashman said yesterday that the Yankees made “a significant offer” to Robinson Cano recently, so today reporters naturally asked the second baseman about it and he said … nothing.

“I’m going to say the same thing that I said the other day, I’m just focused on playing baseball,” Cano said, via Bryan Hoch of “I’m going to let [agent] Scott [Boras] and the Yankees discuss that. I’m not an agent. I’m just going to focus on playing baseball.”

Fair enough, and it’s also worth noting that Cashman hasn’t exactly been outspoken about the negotiations except for a few brief quotes. When asked specifically if he rejected the “significant offer” Cashman mentioned, Cano declined to comment.

  1. dan1111 - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    But is he willing to talk about talking about talks?

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      you talkin about talks, talks, you talkin about talks?

      Cano should speak Spanish when they ask him questions.

      • 18thstreet - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

        Yes, because no one can understand Spanish.

  2. unclemosesgreen - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Good work Robbie. First rule of Fight Club – don’t talk about Fight Club.

  3. El Bravo - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    What about practice? He talkin’ ’bout practice?

  4. edmata - Mar 1, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    im cano and i get the hell out of there. the team is not looking good for the next 5 years.

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      Dude, read the front of his Jersey, it says Yankees….
      the team with the MOST CHAMPIONSHIPS in team sports.

      • 18thstreet - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

        Yes, because he’ll spend the next five years living in the past.

  5. cackalackyank - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Well good for Cano. Nothing wrong with not wanting to negotiate through the press. I for one will be interested to see if the current trend of the NYY talking about it and Cano/Darth Boras staying mum holds.

  6. pisano - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    If the Yankees are smart, they’ll start looking for some trade partners, Cano is looking to break the bank, whether it is worth it or not, some team will give him what he’s looking for. The Yankees should start talking to other teams, and see what they can get for this guy. I think he feels is worth a $200 million contract. If the Arod thing taught them anything, they should realize that none of these guys are worth that kind of money, especially for 8 to 10 years.

    • jwbiii - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Eight to 10 years for a 31 year old 2B?

      • jwbiii - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        HBT plays well with YouTube but doesn’t like Hulu. The NBC copy of this has a long commercial intro. Sorry.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

        Buster Olney is floating a rumor that the Yanks offered 7/$189. If that involved tearing up this year, I could handle that.

      • cackalackyank - Mar 1, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        Yeah, his agent is Darth Boras. Apparently, he thinks the Yankees are willing to have Cano become A-rod2. Except of course for the fact that Cano is a second baseman, and they seem to age even less gracefully than 3B do. …and then there’s that awkward not wanting to get SLAMMED for the new luxury tax thing.

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