Robinson Cano is 30 years old and set to become a free agent after the 2013 MLB season. As a second basemen, Cano may be the Yankees all-around best player in terms of his ability to hit and field his position. One would think that the Yankees would be eager to lock down on of their core pieces for years to come, right?
Apparently, that is not the case.
According to the New York Daily News, sources say Cano will play somewhere other than New York after next season.
“I don’t think he’ll be with the Yankees beyond next season,” one of the sources told the Daily News. “He’s not giving them a hometown discount, and they seem to be more interested in keeping their payroll down than winning.”
It will be interesting to see how the Yankees handle the Cano situation going forward.
For years the Bronx Bombers have been known to spend whatever it takes to make themselves title contenders. A new era of a more fiscally responsible Yankee franchise could be upon us.