It seems that Robinson Cano is going to have Jay Z more than just intimately involved in his free agent negotiations.
Monday we reported that Jay Z and his Roc Nation Sports Agency, would be intimately involved in Cano’s negotiations for a huge contract.
That comes on the heels of a report that the Yankees and Cano have made no progress in contract talks as the two sides remain some $160 million apart.
Tuesday the New York Post reported that Jay Z and Mets officials sat down for a secret meeting to discuss Cano over dinner on Monday night.
The hip-hop impresario joined Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant general manager John Ricco for dinner at a posh Manhattan hotel to discuss Cano’s free agency, two sources familiar with the situation told The Post. Cano’s group, which also featured agents Brodie Van Wagenen and Juan Perez, initiated the meeting; Cano himself didn’t attend.
Alderson went on record last week to say he couldn’t envision the Mets taking on another player with a nine-figure contract to join David Wright, and Cano sure as heck wants nine figures. He asked the Yankees for a 10-year, $310 million contract, and the Yankees countered with a seven-year offer for between $161 and $168 million.