Rumor: Contract Negotiations with Cashman Going Well

The Yankees first order of business this offseason is to re-sign or replace general manager Brian Cashman who becomes a free agent at the end of the month.

Cashman has said he wants to come back and apparently the Yankees want him back too as Buster Olney of ESPN has reported that negotiations are going smoothly and that they could be done as soon as next week.

This should come as no surprise because despite the fact that Cashman and ownership publicly clashed on the signing of Rafael Soriano last offseason they have had a very amicable working relationship.

Cashman is in the final year of a three-year $6 million deal that he signed back before the 2009 season. During the deal he has won a World Series, and taken the Yankees to both ALCS in 2010 and the ALDS in 2011. He also has also built the Yankees farm system into one of the most respected in the game.

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