By Joe McDonald at 1 March, 2013, 3:10 am
There's been chatter swelling since camp began about Robinson Cano's future with the New York Yankees, what the team is willing to pay their star second baseman and what he'd attract on the open market after the 2013 season.
That chatter boosted "significantly" on Thursday, as Yankees management went on record saying they've offered Cano a "significant" contract extension. We don't know how many years, how many millions of dollars or even whose definition of "significant" we're talking about. Surely, Cano's agent Scott Boras has one view of what's "significant," the Yankees another.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch that the offer is out there and that there have been negotiations in recent weeks, but "Cashman declined to comment further on the state of the talks."