Robinson Cano Hires Scott Boras

Robinson Cano has hired Scott Boras as his agent, according to Enrique Rojas of 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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  1. melkor77 4 years ago


    • East Coast Bias 4 years 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.

  2. Russell Mania 4 years ago

    10 years, 300 trillion dollars.

  3. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    *Cashman throws chair across room*

    • ubercubsfan 4 years ago

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

  4. safari_punch 4 years ago

    Feel good story of the off-season.

  5. HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago


  6. “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 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.

  7. Yanksfan2010 4 years 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 ago

      he could use more hustle

      • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

        You are about three years late with that comment

        • MQAB 4 years 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 ago

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

    • metsman 4 years ago

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

    • SierraM363 4 years ago

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

    • 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.

  8. cayanksfan 4 years ago

    This is bad…this is really bad.

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

    • EarlyMorningBoxscore 4 years 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 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?

      • I am Urban Legend 4 years 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 ago

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

    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

    • 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.

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

    • monster55 4 years 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 ago

      at least they arent the angels!

  10. dickylarue 4 years 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.

    • “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 ago

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

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

    • 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.

  11. 04Forever 4 years ago

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

  12. Hey Robinson, Can you pitch?

    – B. Cashman

  13. 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”?

  14. AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 4 years 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.

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

      • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

        please don’t start with that argument

        • eneff 4 years ago

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

        • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

          Only bad things can come from replying to that comment

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years 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

  15. coolstorybro222 4 years ago

    come to the dark side, Robinson. we have cookies

  16. iball 4 years 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 ago

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

  17. Lunchbox45 4 years 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)

  18. O971 4 years 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 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 ago

        The Nats.

        • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

          gnats offer 9 yr 290 million and still player says NO

      • Lunchbox45 4 years ago


        • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years 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 ago

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

          • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

            his swing was sooooo ugly this year. Just uppercutting everything

      • O971 4 years 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 ago

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

  19. Victor Kipp 4 years 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.

  20. Zuidvogels 4 years 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.

  21. This is terrible news for the yankees. Come 2013, Cano is going to be making huge money. He’s 28 now, and the best second baseman in baseball (or second best) and is only getting better. He’s probably going to get 20 million a year with Boras as his agent and Boras’s pupet Cashman in the front office.

    • AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 4 years ago

      They Yankees were going to lock up Cano regardless, except it will cost a little more. That is hardly terrible news.

      • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

        little is an understatement, no?

        • In my mind it went from 5 for 15 per to 6/7 for 20 per lol

          • I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

            5 for 15 ?

            thats a 5 year 75 mil deal…for robinson cano?!?

            before boras it was a 6 year 120 mil deal…

            after boras its a 7 year 160 mil deal with a player option for 25 mil bringing the total number to 185 mil

            5 for 75…u couldnt even sign jose reyes for that…lol

          • yea your probably right about that… I didn’t want to overdue it though so I went low

        • East Coast Bias 4 years ago

          Relatively speaking, no. Instead of 18m a year, Boras may get him 20m a year instead.

    • Victor Kipp 4 years ago

      If he hired Boras it isn’t for 2013 my guess is he’s goin for a new deal now. Maybe an 8 yrs $200

  22. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    Reporter: So Scottie, I hear you have brought on yet another very talented player. May I ask who it is?

    Scott Boras: ROBBIE CANO!!! ‘A DONCHA KNOW?!?!?

  23. metsman 4 years ago

    …and for New York baseball the hits just keep on coming. oh well misery loves company.

  24. briantalletsmoustache 4 years ago

    These are by far the most fun yankees-post comments to read. Ever.

    • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

      and there aren’t as many trolls/arguments either

  25. optionn 4 years ago

    This is not good especially since the Yankee’s will pretty much give Cano a blank check on his next deal. Boras will ensure his client is very well compensated.

  26. MaineluvstheSox 4 years ago

    Ole Scotty knows where the cash cow is.

  27. AmericanMovieFan 4 years ago

    Yeah I think this is an indicator that Cano wants to work out a long-term extension. I wonder if the Yankees will allow him to opt out of his current options. They hate negotiating mid-contract for extensions and have only done it when, say A-Rod, opts out after 7 years with 3 remaining on the deal.

    I suppose Cano is gonna go for 7/$140MM or something, right? I can’t see him asking for much more than that and I can’t see the Yankees paying more than that.

    • phoenix2042 4 years ago

      that’s kinda what i was thinking.

    • I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

      I think he averages closer to 25mil in 2013…

      yanks were ALREADY paying 4 players more than that in 2010 and none of them were as close to dominant as Cano is…


      Why would Cano take less money per year 2 years from now ?

      • AmericanMovieFan 4 years ago

        I don’t think he’ll get $25MM per because a) he’s setting himself up to be a Yankee lifer and thus has something to gain from giving them a slight home town discount of about $35MM, B) he has established the fact that he probably isn’t a 35+ HR/120+ RBI hitter and it’s only those guys that make $25MM a year.

  28. deadsy 4 years ago

    uh oh…

  29. Since_77 4 years ago

    He might agree if Boras could promise him Cano and Jered Weaver.

  30. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Like what? He hired the best agency available? Oh yeah so bad.

  31. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    I’m saying it doesn’t matter which agency represents Cano, he is still going to sign with the Yankees at the end of the day. Maybe he will make 2m or so more per year with Boras rather than another agency, but the bottom line is Cano will be a Yankee after free agency.

  32. monster55 4 years ago

    But then does the CC, AJ, Tex go down as one of the best since they won the WS right after? Certainly doesn’t seem that way. It’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t. So I don’t really think this off-season will go down as one of the worst. I don’t see how one rates Yankee off-seasons? Efficiency? Because if the Yanks had gotten Lee it would have been a good off-season but certainly not efficient. It’s a no-win situation, so I can’t say this is one of the worst off-seasons ever.

    … This isn’t really a comment directed at you specifically since it sounds like you were trying to speak for the peanut gallery, so I was responding to the peanut gallery. And I do agree that Cashman will take major heat, but he took heat after the CC, AJ, Tex off-season too.

  33. phoenix2042 4 years ago

    the angels say hi!

  34. phoenix2042 4 years ago

    true. its going to be interesting to see how that negotiation goes. time for an over/under. will he be signed through age 36?

  35. woadude 4 years ago

    Boras will make sure Cano is a Yankee until he is 42 just like his other clients.

  36. I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

    If anything Cops ARE UNDERPAID.

    at least here in NYC. Cops start out making like 35K a year….all that to walk around with a bullet-proof vest in the middle of the biggest terrorist target in the country.

  37. I am Urban Legend 4 years ago

    …endorsement deals?

    doesnt he already have one with Nike?

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