When news broke that New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was seeking a contract in the neighborhood of $305 million, there was rampant speculation on just what franchise would actually give him a number close to that. The Yankees have historically had deep pockets, there were numerous people who thought the new-look Dodgers would get into the race.
According to Magic Johnson though, that won’t happen.
Per Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Johnson had this to say about the Dodgers’ off-season plans.
“I can’t talk about the other guy, but you already know that guy in New York is going to be paid. Not by us. But he’s going to get paid.”
I would like to think that the days of 10-year contracts died with A-Rod and Albert Pujols, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Cano comes close to his asking price. If I’m the Yankees though, I’m not overpaying for a player like Cano when we’re headed for a rebuilding process regardless.