Yankees then countered with a seven-year deal between $160 million and $175 million.
Yankees president Randy Levin and general manager Brian Cashman met with Brodie Van Wagenen and Juan Perez of CAA. Cano, a five-time All-Star, did not attend.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are close to wrapping up a five-year, $85 million deal with catcher Brian McCann. Deal would include an option year and full no-trade clause.
Young, 30, hit .200 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs last season for the Oakland A’s. He’s a lifetime .235 hitter.
According to Jon Heyman, the five-time All-Star is still looking for $310 million over 10 years from the Bronx Bombers, while New York is currently offering slightly more than half that.
On a day when the mettle of the Mets fan was tested by one discouraging story after another, there was a ray of hope on Wednesday evening.
The warnings of a possible spending free-for-all started coming last week and now the Yankees are fully engaged with the agents for several of the top free agents on the market, WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman reported Wednesday.
The Yankees could end up being the only team bidding to sign free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano, according to a report.
Former Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
With New York unlikely to re-sign Granderson, general manager Brian Cashman has set his sights on star-studded outfielders Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Beltran, according to Heyman.
The Kansas City Royals are a contender to sign Phil Hughes according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
According to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are lining up meetings with the agents of several of the biggest names on the free agent market for next week’s General Managers’ meetings.
According to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Yankees are developing the type of shopping list this offseason that conjures memories of their onslaught on the market four years ago.
“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”
There’s no question that the Yankees would love to bring the five-time All-Star back, but it all comes down to how much money he will command. It could get out of hand, even for the Yankees.