Cano said he’s known Jay-Z since he was a rookie in 2005 and that he made the decision last weekend.
Though Cruz’s affiliation with Roc Nation Sports is not official, his decision to be represented by CAA is. The third-year player recently hired CAA’s Tom Condon to be his agent.
Former baseball star Jose Canseco said on Twitter that the second baseman “just gave the Yankees $100 million.”
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, slated for free agency after the 2013 season, is moving on from super-agent Scott Boras. He has signed on to be co-represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano says his contract status is on his mind, though not a distraction. Cano is due $15 million in the final season of what became a $57 million, six-year deal and is eligible for free agency after the World Series.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman admitted on WFAN radio Thursday that a “significant” contract extension was offered to Cano. Apparently it wasn’t significant enough.
“We’re not commenting any further than acknowledging that we made a significant offer and had some dialogue with his agent, Scott Boras,” Cashman said. “But other than that, there’s not much really to say.”
“We expressed to Scott (Boras) how much we like Robby and what a great Yankee he’s been, and we hope he continues his career here for a long time to come,” Hal Steinbrenner said Tuesday.
“There’s always a little bit of concern, but it’s upper back by his shoulder blades, so we’ll see how he is in a couple of days,” manager Joe Girardi said. “You’re usually more concerned about the lower (back problem) lingering.”
“I don’t feel anything about nervousness,” Cano said. “To be honest, I’m not focused on free agency. My focus right now is on the 2013 season. I still have one more year under contract and my mind right now is just on helping the team win another championship.”
“I just wanted to let him know that he would be a great addition here, and he’d obviously be welcomed here,’’ Wright told the New York Post. “…I’ve always had great respect for him and the way he plays the game.”
Alex Rodriguez has become the disaster du jour — an endless loop of errors off-the-field that dwarf any gaffes on the diamond.
“We continue to look, but I think, realistically at this point, there’s not a lot left on the shelf,” Alderson said Sunday.
With baseball contracts worth as much as $275 million (Alex Rodriguez) and the major league minimum $480,000, tax policy affects every player who spends most of the season in the big leagues.
With baseball awash in record revenue as the signing season starts, Scott Boras compares the habits of teams to families sifting through supermarket shelves.