Cashman and Yankees Meeting to Discuss Contract

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.

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2 Responses to Cashman and Yankees Meeting to Discuss Contract

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    Not a big fan of Cashman, but he's all that's standing between us and the total stupidity of the Steinbrenner brats and Levine.

  2. shavager says:

    Not really confident in Sabathia being a dominant pitcher much longer, maybe it's time to cut the strings now, spend the money on younger talent to replace him as well as Hughes. Hopefully AJ Burnett can turn his careeer around, he looked fairly good the last 3 starts he had, Yanks are stuck with the contract. Face it, Yankees biggest weakness is starting pitching, the bullpen worked pretty well when Girardi left it alone.