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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cano nearing a long-term deal

The Yankees are finally on the verge of locking up one of their younger players for the long-term.

From Ken Rosenthal:

The Yankees, locking up one of their young stars, are on the verge of signing second baseman Robinson Cano to a four-year, $30 million contract, according to major-league sources.

The deal, which would take Cano through his arbitration years, also is expected to include club options that would enable the Yankees to buy out one or two years of free agency.
This is great news. The Yankees never do this (see: Derek Jeter), and can finally lock up a young player at a cheaper rate.

Is Chien-Ming Wang next? It would only make sense.


Anonymous said...

Just read something about Yankee is less willing to give Wang a long-term contract because he's a pitcher, and it seemed to Yankees that a long-term contract for a pitcher is a very risky move after signed Pavano, Wright, and Igawa with a long-term deal, they either sit for the whole season due to injury or they can't play well in the ballpark. Just like to know your thoughts about this .. thanks!

Andrew Fletcher said...

I think Wang is different because he has been in New York this whole time, and the team knows what to expect from him. Pavano and Igawa were signed as free agents, and everyone except the organization knew Wright would be a bust.

Wang also has arbitration years remaining, so the Yankees would still have his rights anyway. If he receives a deal like Cano's, I can't really complain.

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