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New York Yankees and WCBS Radio Extend Their Contract Through 2012

October 29th, 2011 at 1:11 PM
By Karen Vankat

The New York Yankees and WCBS 880-AM radio in New York have extended their agreement for the 2012 season.

  

WCBS has been broadcasting Yankee games since 2002. John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are expected to return to the booth as the play-by-play and color commentators for all Yankee broadcasts.

ESPN 1050-AM was the main competitor to get  the Yankee broadcast rights, but the Yankee hierarchy has issues with 1050's weak signal. There will be on going talks to make a long term contract between both parties that extends well beyond the 2012 season.

  

As a follow up to an article on Thursday, regarding comments Scott Boras made about Yankee general manager Brian Cashman not returning his calls on Robinson Cano. Boras told the New York Post on Friday that is was a "joke." 

"Cash and I have talked three or four times in the last three days," Boras told the Post. "My statements were in jest. Cash always returns my phone calls. My conversations with Cash about Robinson have nothing to do with the options. We fully expect the options to be exercised."  

The Yankees hold two options on Cano, for $14 million in 2012 and $15 million in 2013, with $2 million buyouts for each year.

The options are part of a four-year, $30 million deal that was negotiated when Cano was represented by agent Bobby Barad. Cano dropped Barad for Boras in February with no explanation.  

The Yankees will certainly pick up the option on Cano who has been one of the most consistent Yankees the last couple of years.

Tags: Baseball, John Sterling, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Suzyn Waldman, WCBS 880AM

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