Reports: Cano and Mariners back at it
The Mariners and Robinson Cano may not be done after all. In fact, it appears they’re closer than ever.
After it was reported early Friday morning that talks had broken down when Cano’s agent Jay-Z demanded a larger contract than the Mariners were prepared to offer, multiple reports have surfaced recently that the talks are back on and the two sides have agreed to a 10-year, $240-million contract. Enrique Rojas reports the physical will be Monday.
The New York Daily News reported Friday morning that the Mariners were willing to offer Cano the $200 million contract he was seeking (and that the Yankees have said they would not agree to) but when Cano and agent Jay-Z arrived in Seattle, the team was upset at Jay-Z’s ask for a 10-year, $252 million contract.
Still, it appears the two sides have continued talks and have found some middle ground.
– Joey Nowak