The Yankees were hesitant to give Infante more than three years, and the Royals decided to give the versatile infielder an extra year to help consummate the deal.
The Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here — and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
“We loved Robby. He’s a great player,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. “We made an offer we were comfortable with making. It fell far short of obviously where Seattle was. So, in terms of respect, they showed a lot more respect financially than we did.”
Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by Jeter, Posada and Rivera. But then Seattle blew him away.
Robinson Cano may have been sincere when he took to social media on Thursday to thank Yankees fans for all their loyalty during his nine-year run in the Bronx, but they were in no mood to return the love. No mood, whatsoever.
‘Young, talented players with the skills that he has, that’s what they’re getting. I couldn’t believe the Yankees let that walk away.’
The Seattle Mariners are staying quiet on Friday about potentially signing free agent second baseman Robinson Cano. Seattle is looking to fill additional more holes.
The Yankees are going to try to spin the loss of Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners in the best way possible. But there’s no way to get around it. They have suffered a tremendous body blow.
When a player says he’s about the money, he’s usually about the Yankees. Except Robinson Cano, who will find himself most sleepless in Seattle.
It was a back-and-forth morning, but Robinson Cano is no longer a Yankee. The second baseman agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Mariners on Friday, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman.
The reason why the Yankees and $189 million keep being brought up is if they can come in under that amount, their luxury tax rate would be slashed from 50 percent to 17.5 percent. A-Rod may be the key.
The Seattle Mariners appear to be all-in on Robinson Cano. According to a report in the Daily News, they may have made an offer to the free agent second baseman that trumps the Yankees’ latest offer.
Is a few extra million worth leaving New York? That’s what Robinson Cano is facing as his market finally begins to expand, with reports of the Seattle Mariners’ interest.
Imagine the Yankees getting outbid for a player by the Kansas City Royals. Unheard of, right? It’s definitely possible.
The Yankees have brought back a valuable infield depth piece. Veteran shortstop Brendan Ryan’s two-year contract was made official on Monday.