Don’t know if New York Yankees president Randy Levine, is purposely trying to upset the legion of fans the team has with these comments, but there’s no doubt this something they won’t want to hear.
According to a story by Larry Brown Sports, Levine told ESPN that while the team is eager to retain the services of their superstar second baseman Robinson Cano, they won’t do so at any price.
“Robinson Cano is a great player. We will sit down and talk to him,” Levine said during an interview with Bloomberg Television on Tuesday, via ESPNNewYork.com. “Hopefully he’s a Yankee. Nobody is a re-sign at all costs, but we want him back and we feel good about negotiating something with him. But nobody is a re-sign at any cost.”
Levine also made it clear that the Yankees organization remains focused on acquiring great players and winning championships.
“The Yankees are the Yankees — we’ve been around for a long time,” Levine added. “I think our fan base understands that we’re going to put a championship-caliber team on the field. … Great players come and go, but the commitment to getting great players continues.”
The Yankees of all organizations, should know the perils of handing a mega-contract to a player on the wrong side of 30, considering they tried desperately to rid themselves of Alex Rodriguez earlier in the season.
Cano has had a great season and career, but that can turn around in a New York minute.