ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas reported on Thursday that Cano is headed to Seattle and that the Mariners are willing to pay him $230-$240 million.
Ken Rosenthal says Cano asked for $240 million over 10 years, but the team’s offer to him was for less than $200 million. He says Cano is headed to Seattle for negotiations.
Sources: Cano asked #Mariner for 240/10. M's made offer, but not over 200. Cano on plane to Seattle. Meeting with club officials later today
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2013
We previously told you that the Yankees will not go over $200 million to keep Cano. Their offer to him was said to be for seven years and around $160 million.
The Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year deal worth $153 million guaranteed earlier this week. We can tell you with confidence that the Yankees are willing to move forward without Cano if he receives a larger offer elsewhere and accepts it.