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  1. Yankees close to signing Kelly Johnson to one-year deal

    Dec 4, 2013, 7:35 AM EDT

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    After reportedly agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $153 million contract with Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees are close to securing some Robinson Cano insurance. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are on the verge of signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract worth between $2.75-$3 million. Of course, the Yankees…

  2. Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury signing to pay big dividends… for now

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are betting big that Jacoby Ellsbury will age well in his thirties. They’re betting big that he’s not injury-prone and that his two season-ruining injuries were flukes. They’re betting big that his power will come back with Yankee Stadium’s short porch in right serving as such a tempting target. They’re betting big that…

  3. Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury

    Dec 3, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to mention the possibility and now Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News has the deal confirmed. The Yankees have officially reached agreement on a seven-year contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. The total value of the deal will exceed the seven-year, $142 million pact that…

  4. Report: Mariners are “a major player” for Robinson Cano

    Dec 3, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    In what is surely coincidental timing following reports that the Yankees won’t go to $200 million in their offer to Robinson Cano, now Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that the Mariners “have emerged as a major player” for the free agent second baseman. Matthews goes on to quote his source as saying that…

  5. The Yankees have no plans to offer $200 million to Robinson Cano

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

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    It was reported earlier today that the Yankees and Robinson Cano are “oceans apart” in contract negotiations. And just in case there was any doubt, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that the Yankees aren’t willing to budge from their current position. Long baseball’s spending leviathan, the New York Yankees are adamant their stance in…

  6. Yankees, Cano “oceans apart”

    Dec 2, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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    I’m taking the rest of the week off to take my kids to Disney World. There are downsides to this. For example, it means I have to go to Disney World, which really isn’t how I envisioned using the longest bit of vacation I’ve taken all year. But as Bernie said in “Miller’s Crossing,” well,…

  7. Robinson Cano recently asked for $250-260 million over nine years from the Yankees

    Nov 30, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano says he never asked for the ten-year, $300 million-plus deal that was widely reported (and never discredited) weeks ago. According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, however, he did ask for $250-260 million over nine years: Cano’s most recent offer to the Yankees, in a meeting last week, was a nine-year…

  8. Robinson Cano says he never asked for $300 million

    Nov 30, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT

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    We’ve heard for a while that Robinson Cano hoped to land a 10-year, $310 million contract from the Yankees. It doesn’t matter much now, since it never had much of a chance of becoming a reality, but Cano told Dominican website El Dia that he never asked for the much-talked about $300 million deal. Andy…

  9. Robinson Cano has lowered his asking price “very slightly”

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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    A couple of Robinson Cano tidbits from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News: Source: Yankees and Cano’s camp spoke but did not meet again Wednesday. Will pick up talks again after the holiday weekend. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) November 27, 2013 According to source, the $310M demand from Cano’s side remained until Tuesday,…

  10. Robinson Cano’s reps met Tuesday with Yankees

    Nov 26, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano wants a 10-year, $310 million contract and the Yankees offered the free agent second baseman a seven-year, $160 million deal. Closing that gap is going to require a whole lot of dialogue. Which, it seems, has already begun. According to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, Cano’s representatives met on Tuesday afternoon…

  11. Yankees believed to be frontrunners for Carlos Beltran

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran has been linked to multiple teams, with the latest being the Mariners, but George King of the New York Post writes that the Yankees are the favorites to sign the 36-year-old switch-hitter. King reports that Beltran wants a three-year deal and the Yankees are pushing for a two-year deal, but “the industry buzz…

  12. Report: Yankees trying to put a time limit on Robinson Cano

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

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    According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York the Yankees “plan on talking to the agents for Robinson Cano on Monday to reiterate that they will only be able to keep their best offer on the table for so long.” Marchand reports that the Yankees are working on possible deals with multiple other free agents…

  13. Heyman: Yankees eyeing Carlos Beltran, Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, others

    Nov 24, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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    The Yankees already made waves this off-season with their recent signing of free agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal (the largest ever for a catcher going by average annual value). However, they are still pursuing some of the biggest names still available in the free agent market, reports Jon Heyman of…

  14. Let’s not overstate the impact Yankee Stadium will have on Brian McCann

    Nov 24, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    As soon as the Yankees’ signing of free agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract was announced, the projections started rolling in. “McCann will hit 35-40 HRs with Yankee Stadium as home ballpark,” tweeted David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Others were less bold, suggesting 35 as a ceiling for the former…

  15. Yankees, Brian McCann agree to five-year, $85 million deal

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees and McCann have reached agreement on a deal, pending a physical. McCann will get five years and $85 million with a vesting option for a sixth year which could bring the total to $100 million. His $17 million AAV (average annual value) is the highest-ever for…

  16. Wild rumor time: Robinson Cano might have met with the Tigers yesterday

    Nov 23, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    The Tigers were able to shed the monster contract of Prince Fielder earlier this week in the deal that netted them Ian Kinsler from the Rangers. Is it possible that the next step will be to pursue free agent second baseman Robinson Cano? That scenario seems extremely unlikely for a variety of reasons, but there…

  17. The Tigers and Rangers trade is just as much about past mistakes as it is about current need

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:34 AM EDT

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    In case you missed the big news last night, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. Detroit is sending along around $30 million. The net result: the Tigers get Kinsler and about $70 million in salary relief, the Rangers get seven years of Fielder and a $138 million bill for his services.…

  18. David Murphy’s daughter broke $12 million news at daycare

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas has an amusing story about how news broke that outfielder David Murphy was leaving the Rangers to sign a two-year, $12 million deal with the Indians: You can thank Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk) for getting the scoop, thanks to Murphy’s daughter and her daycare. One of Kelly’s followers on Twitter sent…

  19. Jay-Z is trying to sell Robinson Cano “as Michael Jordan, not as a baseball player”

    Nov 19, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Mark Feinsand of the Daily News quotes a baseball insider as critical of the way Jay-Z and his team are trying to sell Robinson Cano in free agency: “They’re selling him as Michael Jordan, not as a baseball player,” said a major-league official familiar with Cano’s situation. “As a guy that’s going to be a…

  20. Yankees say Robinson Cano has to get “a little more realistic”

    Nov 19, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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    A day after reports that Robinson Cano is still seeking north of $300 million in free agency, Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York spoke to Yankees President Randy Levine. Who said that Cano has to get a grip: “We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific,” Levine said Tuesday in a telephone conversation with…

  21. Jay-Z meets with the Mets about Robinson Cano

    Nov 19, 2013, 6:30 AM EDT

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    Go this exclusive story from the New York Post for the details of a meeting between Jay-Z, and Robinson Cano‘s CAA agent Brodie Van Wagenen with the Mets’ Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Aldrerson. Stay for the hilarious, 1970s Topps traded card-quality airbrush job of Cano in a Mets uniform. As for the meeting: it was initiated…

  22. Robinson Cano reportedly still wants $310 million

    Nov 18, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

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    ESPN New York reports: Robinson Cano has not budged off his request of a 10-year, $310 million contract, a source with knowledge of the asking price told ESPN New York on Monday. Having a bit of a trying day, so thanks for the laugh, Mr. Cano. Or thanks to the Yankees person leaking that in an effort…

  23. Jay-Z reportedly “intimately involved” in Robinson Cano’s free agency

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:27 AM EDT

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    Lots of people talked about Jay-Z as if he’d be handling all of the details of Robinson’s Cano’s free agency. Then a lot of people subtly reminded folks that, in reality, Cano is being represented by both Jay-Z and CAA, and CAA has a lot more experience in such matters, suggesting that Jay-Z is more…

  24. Robinson Cano “ready for this to go past Christmas, into January if necessary”

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Long time Yankee and current free agent second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to sign a very lucrative contract this off-season, making his next deal not a matter of if, but when. So far, though, talks involving Cano and other suitors have been few and far between. At the end of September, he was reportedly…

  25. The Marlins were a contender for Robinson Cano? Really?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

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    Silly season is upon us when it is asserted that, until very recently, the Marlins were legitimate contenders to sign Robinson Cano. But that’s what Joel Sherman says: Surprisingly, one club that comes up from time to time is the Marlins. The theory: They are further along than you think because of their accumulation of…

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