Robinson Cano has officially parted ways with worldly agent Scott Boras and hired Jay-Z, whose tireless mission to take over the world continues at an impressive pace. Jay-Z’s company, Roc Nation, made the news official that they’ll be diving into sports representation through a partnership with powerhouse CAA, and brilliantly topped off that nugget with a golden cherry in announcing Cano as its first client.
The All-Star second baseman is in the final year of his contract and is set to see an obscene amount of money, whether it’s with the Yankees or someone else. Here’s Cano:
“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors on and off the field,” Cano said in a statement. “I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates.”
It’s safe to say that every agent in sports not associated with CAA just shit their pricey pleated pants. I fully expect Jay-Z to be representing the entire New York Yankee roster before the week is out.
It’s just a little disappointing that the new branch of the company will be called Roc Nation Sports and not Jigga What, Jigga Who Sports. However, Cano can make up for that mishap by making Big Pimpin’ his at-bat music for the rest of his career.
You may now make your awful “99 problems” joke.