The Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is meeting with owners Hal and Hank Steinbrenner in Tampa today to discuss their agenda going forward. This is essentially the time where the Yankees map out their plans for the postseason.
Here are the bullet points:
- They will look to set a payroll ceiling. It was approximately at $210 million in 2010.
- Figuring out what to offer Derek Jeter is probably the biggest priority.
- After that it will be trying to lock up Mariano Rivera.
- Next is figuring out what they will offer Cliff Lee. They are expected to be very aggressive here.
- Finally, Cashman will meet with scouts later on in the week to discuss which lefty relievers they are going to target.
- They will also discuss which of their players they want to hang-on to and which players around the league they want to target.
Once these meetings are done Cashman will likely speak with the press and give them lots of cliches without hardy details. We won’t really find out what they discussed until these moves play themselves out over the winter.