Some of the big wigs in attendance included Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson. Even sports agent Brodie Van Wagenen, whom Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports formed a partnership with this year, came through to chow down and talk business.
The only person who matters not in attendance was Cano.
So far reports are the Yankees won’t go that high to keep him. In fact, according to ESPN NY, Yankees President Randy Levine thinks Robinson Cano and Co. need to get real.
"We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific," Levine said Tuesday 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.”
And it looks like the other boys in New York who wear the orange and blue are thinking the same thing. Alderson said last week he doubted the Mets would offer any nine-figure contracts. FOX MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal agrees.
What Rosenthal doesn’t agree with however, is the multitude of Cano free-agency myths. According to our FOX MLB insider, Cano isn’t even asking for $300 million anymore, so these GMs might want to calm down.
With all that said, the dinner reportedly was initiated by Cano’s camp. So look on the bright side, Mets fans. At least there is some interest there.