If the Yankees can resign Robinson Cano befire he hits freeagency they can thank Jayz for that. Jayz and Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation Sports arm and its partner, the powerful Creative Artists Agency will be representing Robinson Cano which bodes well for the Yankees. The chances of resigning him are much greater now than if he stayed with Super Agent Scoot Boras which we all knows what he does best… take his clients to free agency and another team.
Ther list of clients that resign with their team under the CAA banner . Buster Posey signed an eight-year deal this week. Twice Ryan Braun has re-upped with Milwaukee. Same for Ryan Howard in Philadelphia. Plus Matt Cain, Ryan Zimmerman, Andre Ethier, Adam Jones, John Danks, Roy Halladay, Jake Peavy, Grady Sizemore and Denard Span. Only Jason Bay, Mark Buehrle and Dan Haren have hit free agency, and Matt Garza, Corey Hart and Phil Hughes could do the same this year.
Nothing is a sure thing but you have to like Cano’s chances of resigning with the Yankeees with his new represetatives track record than if Boras still had Cano as a client. If Cano hit the open market picture how much he would have gotten if Boras had his way. But at that point is money the only thing? I know easy for me to say I am not Robinson Cano but it is important to be somewhere that you are happy, productive and winning. Sounds like New York to me.
It will be interesting to see how contract talks play out for both Cano and the Yankees with the new change in agents.