A source said Cano went to Seattle believing that the Mariners would raise their offer.
The Mariners, according to a source, were under the impression Cano flew to Seattle to finalize a deal.
After a slow start to the 2007 season which saw him hit a meager .249 through May 29, Canó found his stroke batting .385 in the month of July with 6 HR and 24 RBI to raise his season average to .300 by the end of the month.
Meanwhile, the New York Yankees are growing increasingly resigned to the likelihood of a future without Cano.
A source said Cano has told teammates he doesn't plan on giving the Yankees a hometown discount.
After his return from injury, however, on August 8, 2006, Canó led the league in batting average, doubles, and runs batted in.
Canó finished 2006 with the third best batting average in the AL (.342, just 2 points behind teammate shortstop Derek Jeter and five points behind Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer), and 9th in the league in doubles (41).
After the visit, The New York Daily News reported the talks have broken down after agent Jay Z demanded 10 years and $252 million.
One source familiar with Cano's situation told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, however, that reports that talks with the Mariners have blown up or that Jay-Z overplayed his hand in a meeting with the Seattle brass Thursday night are "inaccurate.'' The same source added that Cano's negotiations over the past 48 hours have been "productive on all fronts'' with all teams involved.Cano's agent, Jay Z, was in the Seattle area after flying there from Los Angeles, a source said.He has at a concert Friday night in Anaheim, Calif.His father, José Canó, signed with the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1980 and pitched in the Yankees' and Atlanta Braves minor league systems before making his Major League debut and pitching six games for the Houston Astros in 1989.Robinson was named after baseball legend Jackie Robinson.The baby mama of New York Yankees star second baseman Robinson Cano, 31, has spoken out to demand more child-support and her lawyer claims the star currently spends more on his dogs than on his three-year-old son.‘I have gone above and beyond to care for my child including an agreed upon monthly stipend, a house, a car, insurance, school and other essentials for the baby and his mother as well many other things including toys and clothing,’ he said.‘This is a private matter and I will not fight it in the media, nor will I say anything disparaging about the mother of my child or comment any further.