Robinson Cano Hires Scott Boras

Robinson Cano has hired Scott Boras as his agent, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. The second baseman, who was previously a Bobby Barad client, met Boras in the Dominican Republic today.

Cano is under team control through 2013 under the four-year, $30MM extension he signed in 2008. He'll earn $10MM this year and the Yankees have options for 2012 ($14MM) and 2013 ($15MM). 

The 28-year-old has emerged as one of the best second basemen in baseball. He won his first career Gold Glove and second Silver Slugger last year, finishing third in the MVP voting. Cano hit .319/.381/.534 with 29 homers, 41 doubles and a career-high 57 walks.

Two other Yankee infielders have long-standing relationships with Boras. The agent negotiated Mark Teixeira's current deal with the Yankees after the 2008 season and was Alex Rodriguez's representative before A-Rod cut ties with Boras last fall. For MLBTR's list of Boras clients, click here.


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98 Comments on "Robinson Cano Hires Scott Boras"


melkor77
4 years 6 months ago

Yikes!

East Coast Bias
4 years 6 months ago

This is only a story for non-Yankees fans. Cano could have signed with Jesus and the Yankees would still keep him in the Bronx.

Russell Mania
4 years 6 months ago

10 years, 300 trillion dollars.

InLeylandWeTrust
4 years 6 months ago

*Cashman throws chair across room*

ubercubsfan
4 years 6 months ago

I’m surprised there’s any left in the room this offseason.

safari_punch
4 years 6 months ago

Feel good story of the off-season.

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 6 months ago

Cha-Ching!

4 years 6 months ago

“Robinson Cano is the greatest hitting INF since Honus Wagner. And his fielding ability is far superior to ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ I look at his value as a free agent, and I find it comparable to Alex Rodriguez in 2003. If the Yankees want to retain Cano’s services, they have to be prepared to pay Cano what he is worth. The bidding starts at 10 years 250 million.” – Scott Boras

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

Boras simply drags things out. Keep in mind, Cano was under team control and they offered to give him options worth $12 to $15 mil. As long as the Yanks want him and he wants to be a Yankee then I don’t see a problem.

Yanksfan2010
4 years 6 months ago

Cano is awesome. Not only is he a great hitter but he is also one of the best second basemen. Even Yankee haters can’t say anything bad about Cano.

MQAB
4 years 6 months ago

he could use more hustle

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

You are about three years late with that comment

MQAB
4 years 6 months ago

i don’t see him play much, but it’s still noticeable. he has a lot of talent, but there’s no excuse to dog it to first.

I am Urban Legend
4 years 6 months ago

u mean hustle around the bases as he hits a HR ?

metsman
4 years 6 months ago

I heard he’s a litterbug and leaves the toilet seat up.

SierraM363
4 years 6 months ago

He hired Boras which means he won’t take a discount. Get ready for Jeter-esque contracts for years to come.

4 years 6 months ago

Been a yankees hater since 96 and I am a fan of Robinson Cano. Good point that I am willing to acknowledge now that Im grown.

cayanksfan
4 years 6 months ago

This is bad…this is really bad.

Worst off-season EVER for the Yankees. What else can go wrong???

EarlyMorningBoxscore
4 years 6 months ago

CC Sabathia could opt out of his contract at the end of this year and then also hire Scott Boras as his agent.

NomarGarciaparra
4 years 6 months ago

And then CC signs 10 year 270 million contract…
Meanwhile, A-Rod’s continues to decline, as with Jeter. Mo pitches like Papelbon did in 2010, and Cano shares Pedroia’s fate in 2010. What else can go wrong?

Donskoy
4 years 6 months ago

They could end up below the Orioles in the AL East

phoenix2042
4 years 6 months ago

dont jinx it, man!

I am Urban Legend
4 years 6 months ago

I’ll be honest…i was thinking dude would opt out…as soon as I saw that he had that put into the contract…

imagine he goes to Philly to be with his friend Cliff Lee ( yikes )

NYYANKEES
4 years 6 months ago

they usually cool with Bora outside him getting mroe expensive, he staying put.

4 years 6 months ago

Firstly, the guy has every right to sign the best agent in the business. And the Yankees are aware of how talented he is, so he was going to get his payday regardless.

But how is this the worst offseason ever for the Yankees? Someone doesn’t remember those days in the late 80s-early 90s (not to mention those years in the late 60s-late70s which I was not alive to see but can only imagine as fans watched Mickey Mantle get older while there was no real replacement in sight besides the very good but not great Bobby Murcer) Don’t be so over-dramatic!

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

If we can get thru the winter w/o trading top prospects for mediocre pitchers then I would consider this winter an ok one. Signing Lee was a dissapointment and we all sort of knew which way Pettitte was leaning. The dissapointment is there but it’s not going to linger as much as seeing Montero rake for the next 10 years for some other team in exchange for a middling starter for a year or two. THAT would hurt much more. Rather hold on to what we have and let the season play out.

cayanksfan
4 years 6 months ago

Why is this the worst off-season ever? Let’s start with losing out on Cliff Lee, Pettitte retires, the red sox got MUCH better, the Phillies got MUCH better, we’re looking @ Colon/Garcia/Meatrey as our 4th and 5th, Cano just added $5M per year 2013 and on, we overpaid for a closer/setup guy, CC has the Yankees over a barrel…$30M+? after he opts out AND the payroll will still be the highest in baseball.

Slopeboy
4 years 6 months ago

You forgot to add…the sky’s falling!
The game’s played on the field, in the spring, summer and maybe fall, never in the winter. And never by money, just ask the World champs in San Francisco.

cayanksfan
4 years 6 months ago

OK, sorry, I am being way too pessimistic. I like Chavez, he’s got grit…when healthy, kind of like a 3rd base Mattingly and I can’t wait to see some of the kids play.

How’s that?

I am Urban Legend
4 years 6 months ago

why would u care about the Phillies ?!!?

u also did not trade another aroldis vizcaino for javy vasquez…

u also signed half of the 2001 all-star team

look on the bright side !

I am Urban Legend
4 years 6 months ago

Yeah I remember seeing Bo Jackson play at Yankee Stadium in the early 90’s…there were more people in church on a monday morning than at the stadium

4 years 6 months ago

Please, let’s not act like the Yankees were not going to give him the biggest contract for a second baseman ever anyways, Boras or not.

monster55
4 years 6 months ago

True.

4 years 6 months ago

The hits just keep on coming, worst offseason ever for the Yanks.

monster55
4 years 6 months ago

Except for all the off-seasons when they finished in the basement of the AL and had zero hope of making it into the playoffs the next season….

phoenix2042
4 years 6 months ago

at least they arent the angels!

dickylarue
4 years 6 months ago

This is a non story. The Yankees and Boras deal with each other all the time. See Soriano, Rafael for proof. The Yankees keep their star players. They don’t manipulate them into giving hometown discounts despite the fact the owners are making money hand over fist like some teams do. They don’t let their stars walk to other teams like the rest of the pathetic league who shudder at paying these guys what they are worth.

Cano will be a Yankee for life. Put it in the books. Unless of course the gritty gutty Dusty Pedroia loses another foot and Theo opens the checkbook again as he’s getting quite used to in a couple of year.

4 years 6 months ago

“what they are worth.” What something is worth is in large part determined by what someone is willing to pay for it. A limited number of big spenders can bump up the cost for everyone else just by a willingness to continue paying more and more.

jmcbosox
4 years 6 months ago

actually worth is exactly what somebody is willing to pay for it

4 years 6 months ago

Wait, weren’t you the one who said something like Sox fans need therapy for hating the Yanks?

4 years 6 months ago

You’re right that this is a non-story, but not for any of the reasons you state. The bigger question is why? Cano is signed through 2013, 3 years from now. What is in it for Boras at this point? Its not like he is going to negotiate a contract right now, and after 2013 Cano will be just another player that is on the downside of his career that Boras will try to hype into the best second baseman ever.

04Forever
4 years 6 months ago

Looks like Forbes richest people in the world list is going to have another person on it soon

4 years 6 months ago

Hey Robinson, Can you pitch?

– B. Cashman

4 years 6 months ago

I still find the “A-Rod leaves Scott Boras agency” thing hilarious. Can’t you basically state that as “guy who will never, ever need another contract ditches agent”?

AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 6 months ago

Why are all Yankee fans freaking out? It’s not like other players who hire Boras and the leave their team. Cano is staying put, and getting the money he deserves.

4 years 6 months ago

You mean getting the money that teachers, cops and firemen deserve, right?

Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

please don’t start with that argument

eneff
4 years 6 months ago

No, let’s… I’m a retired player who now teaches and coaches… I wanna sign a big contract!!!!!

Since_77
4 years 6 months ago

Can you pitch?

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

Only bad things can come from replying to that comment

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

You know any teachers that throw 200 IP with a 3.50 FIP? Cause if you do the Yanks are looking and they can buy a lotttttttttttt of chalk, scissors and glue with that money

coolstorybro222
4 years 6 months ago

come to the dark side, Robinson. we have cookies

NYBravosFan10
4 years 6 months ago

lol

iball
4 years 6 months ago

I never realized until this offseason how optimistic Yankees fans are. Apparently no such thing as bad news in the Bronx.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

It’s all relative. Once you’ve heard the Doub Drabek for Rick RHoden news then everything is else is taken in stride.

Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t have much to say, but I will say this

Robbie Cano is effing awesome..

(not because of this, he’s just really really good at baseball)

O971
4 years 6 months ago

If Cano played for any other team then this would be bad news for that team. But Cano was going to get a king’s ransom from the Yankees anyway and hiring Scott Boras doesn’t really change that anyway, except that maybe they’ll have to go through free agency to get him.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

Would it even be worth him going to FA though? I mean he will, because it’s the Yanks policy not to renegotiate in the middle of a contract but is anyone outhere going to pay Cano more than the Yanks? I think the Sox are commited to Pedroia and the Angles don’t like dealing with Boras, so who else?

Since_77
4 years 6 months ago

The Nats.

vonhayesdays
4 years 6 months ago

gnats offer 9 yr 290 million and still player says NO

Lunchbox45
4 years 6 months ago

Jays

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

You obviously know more about the Jays than I do so I got to ask, What went wrong with Aaron Hill?

grownice
4 years 6 months ago

Hamstring injury, the power was still there, but his average dipped considerably … time will tell tho after this season .

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 6 months ago

his swing was sooooo ugly this year. Just uppercutting everything

O971
4 years 6 months ago

It’s really hard to predict where teams are going to be in 3 years, but the Dodgers will have new owners by then, the Nats could be competitive with that super rich owner, and the Mets could be looking to make a splash again (haha), and the Jays could be looking to increase payroll by then.
Boras is the best at getting what he’s asking for with top players even when there appears to be little leverage, and the Yankees aren’t going to play hardball with Cano anyway if he comes anywhere close to repeating last year, so I really see it as a nonissue. But when an MVP candidate hits FA teams with money will be interested (even if they have to go through Boras).

I am Urban Legend
4 years 6 months ago

IF Marc Cuban owns the Mets by 2013…anything goes…

Victor Kipp
4 years 6 months ago

I agree that this is a non issue except that this could indicate that Cano wants to negotiate a long-term deal right now and do away with his current deal. Lets face it, considering the off-season the Yankees have had Cano is in a position of strength if he wants to negotiate a long-term deal now.

East Coast Bias
4 years 6 months ago

Interesting point.

Zuidvogels
4 years 6 months ago

Cano was going to get paid regardless. Adding Boras just guarantee’s it will be an over pay now. Boras got an extra 30M for Werth(over what most where estimating he would get). No telling how much extra he will be able to squeeze out now. But enough to be worth the change in agencies IMO.