Cano, not Ellsbury, is talk of town

Bombers had better hope their new parts can help them rock on without Robbie

Updated: December 13, 2013, 5:16 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- For different players, respect comes with a different price tag.

The Yankees offered Robinson Cano $170 million over seven years and he took it as a slap in the face.

The Yankees offered Jacoby Ellsbury $153 million over the same seven years, and he just took it. Gladly.

This is not to say that Cano and Ellsbury are comparable ballplayers. Hardly.

But it illustrates how an offer that looks like an insult to one player can appear to be a godsend to another.

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