Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who is set to become a free agent at month’s end, met with owner Hal Steinbrenner yesterday to work out the details of his contract, according to George King of the NY Post.
Cashman is finishing up a three-year $6 million deal and it is expected that there won’t be much issue re-signing him. ESPN New York had a quote this morning from an unnamed Yankee official that told them that a deal will be done by the end of the month.
Hopefully it doesn’t even take that long. All the time they are spent talking with each other is time they can’t spend with CC Sabathia, who can opt-out of the remaining four years and $92 million of his deal within three days of the World Series ending.
If, for any reason, the two sides can’t reach an agreement by the end of the month that could be bad as any time Cashman is not under a new contract in November is time the Yankees won’t have a general manager. That would presumably leave Steinbrenner and Randy Levine to negotiate Sabathia’s and everyone else’s deals and nobody wants that to happen.