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Report: Mariners upset when Jay Z raised demands; sides have resumed talks

Robinson Cano and his agent, Jay-Z, angered the Mariners with their latest contract demand. (Ryan Nunez/Getty Images) Robinson Cano and his agent, Jay-Z, angered the Mariners with their latest contract demand. (Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

The Mariners walked away from negotiations Thursday with Robinson Cano when Jay Z upped his ask to 10 years and $252 million, according to the New York Daily News.

But the two sides resumed talks on Friday and agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal.

Cano and his rapper-turned-agent Jay Z and CAA's Brodie Van Wagenen reportedly had assurances of a deal with the Mariners for nine years and $225 million, but Mariners chairman/CEO Howard Lincoln reportedly "exploded" Thursday night when Jay-Z demanded an additional year.

The Yankees made Cano an offer of seven years for $165-$170 million and reportedly had not heard back from Cano or his agents as of late Thursday night, and will not be willing to up their offer to $200 million.

An industry official told the Daily News earlier this week that a $200 million offer from the Yankees was “never going to happen,” adding, “If that’s the offer and he wants to go there, he’s going to be a Mariner.”

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