NY Yankees: Robinson Cano Plus Scott Boras Equals Request for Contract Extension

Bernadette PasleyContributor IFebruary 21, 2011

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20:  Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees reacts after he scored on his solo home run in the bottom of the third inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Interesting post about Robinson Cano yesterday on the LoHud Yankees Blog. Cano talked about the great year he had last year and his plans for this year.

One plan he does not have, or so he says, is that of getting a contract extension from the Yankees, even though Scott Boras is now his agent. Cano says he signed with Boras because Boras' company can do a lot for him, both on and off the field, not because he wants more money from the Yankees.

Well, Cano may not want more money from the Yankees, but you can bet that Boras does. As I understand it, once a player signs with Boras, he has to give the agent total control. Total control usually means holding up teams for exorbitant amounts of money for an excess amount of years.

The player may not necessarily want that, but since they have given Boras total control, they have no say in the matter. The only way out of it is to fire Boras, and that rarely happens.

So look for Boras to go after a contract extension for Cano. I just hope the whole thing isn't too messy.