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Jay Z & Robinson Cano

FAIL in Quest for $310 MILLION Contract

Settle for $240 Mil

12/6/2013 8:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Jay Z (who runs Roc Nation Sports) just sealed a $240 MILLION deal for his MLB client Robinson Cano ... which sounds great, until you remember they were gunning for $310 mil.

Cano just inked a 10-year, $240 mil contract with the Seattle Mariners ... which ties for the 3rd largest contract in MLB history.

But we gotta wonder, is Cano disappointed in the deal, considering he was reportedly seeking a $310 million contract ... and fell $70 million short of his goal.

FYI -- Jay Z (and his partners at CAA) poached Cano from super agent Scott Boras, who previously scored Alex Rordriguez the 2 biggest contracts in MLB history ($275 and $252).

When Jay took Cano, he even bragged about it in a rap lyric -- "Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you comin' with me."

So, we gotta ask ...

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