So Jay-Z is trying to market Robinson Cano as another Michael Jordan. That's what a source told Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.
I thought Jay-Z was supposed to be a smart sports fan. I thought he knew baseball. I also thought he was a good businessman. If Feinsand's source is to be believed, however, Jay-Z is pretty dumb.
Can you imagine Michael Jordan not hustling on the court? Can you imagine arenas not filling up for him? No. Those are not things you associate with Michael Jordan. They are things you associate with Robinson Cano.
Cano is not Jordan. Even if he were, he doesn't deserve a 10-year $300 million deal. The days of deals of that type are over. Jay-Z and Cano know that. They have to know it. It's just a question of how long it will be before they scrap it and propose a more reasonable contract. Once they do, the offers will roll in.