Yankees president: No interest in $300 million deal for any player

Tuesday November 19th, 2013

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano will be become a free-agent at the end of the season. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) Yankees 2B Robinson Cano won his fourth straight Silver Slugger award in 2013. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

New York Yankees president Randy Levine said that the team will not pay any player a $300 million contract and despite representatives of second baseman Robinson Cano demanding a 10-year deal worth $310 million.

The team has made an offer to Cano, which is believed to between five and seven years worth around $160 million, according to the report.

The richest contract in baseball history was the one the Yankees gave to third baseman Alex Rodriguez in 2007, a 10-year, $275 million deal, with another $30 million in performance bonuses.

"We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific," Levine said to ESPNNewYork.com. "But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about.''

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