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Robinson Cano reportedly seeking a $305 million contract. Um, OK.

Sep 26, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

Not $300M. It has to be $305M because, I dunno, taxes maybe. Yeah, let’s go with taxes:


Folks: it’s going to be silly season soon. Misinformation, both accidental and tactically-placed misinformation, is going to reign supreme when it comes to Cano’s free agency. There are too many reporters and too many leakers covering it and everyone has an incentive to frame the narrative which surrounds it all.

For example: if you’re the Yankees and you don’t think you can or will sign Cano, you’re going to want to make it seem like he’s unreasonable so you don’t come off as cheap. At the same time, if your’e Cano’s people you’re going to have your own agenda and we’ll likely see a lot of that kind of spin too.Not saying that’s what this is — who knows? — but that dynamic always seems to happen with the big stars.

But just look back to the past few years and remember how silly things get reported about big free agents and then remember how, for the most part, sanity comes back to the fore. Then chuckle these things off.

  1. johnnysoda - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Good luck with that one, Robbie.

  2. losanginsight - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Cano says he’s 30, his best years are behind him, he’s a perfect fit for the Angles. Arte may even offer him part ownership and a 12 year contract.

    • km9000 - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      That’s some acute insight right there.

    • fanofevilempire - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Mets will give him 305 mil.

  3. b453841l - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    He’s looking for a 3-year $305m contract.

  4. micknangold - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    that’s all?

  5. sidelineshot - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Could happen. A-Rod redux.
    Well … if some actors can make 20 mil per movie, why not 30 for a ballplayer playing 162 games?

  6. 13arod - Sep 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    first of all dodgers yanks redsoxs and philles are the only teams that could pa him that money phillies are out sknce they are rebuliding redsoxs out since they have pedria so yanks and dodgers i guess are the only teams he wants to go to

    • sandpiperair - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      Why wouldn’t a rebuilding team want the best second baseman in baseball? If you’re a large market team like the Phillies, rebuilding doesn’t have to mean going young.

      If anything, they won’t go after Cano because they just gave Utley an extension. Then again, wasn’t there some talk about a year ago about him moving over to third base?

      • psubeerman21 - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        Sure. We will overpay a 30-year old second baseman, even though we literally just overpayed one a few months ago. And, call it a hunch, Utley isn’t going to playing the hot corner. Remember Cody Asche? The young prospect playing there currently? What are you going to do with him? Trade him? Send him down? Maybe we can move him to center field, since apparently anyone can play any position.

  7. jackvcr - Sep 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Your “sources” are about as reliable as the idiot “analysts” from Wall Street & the thieves from the major banks who told us the economy was going just great, all the while it was going in the toilet.

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