Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will meet with his perspective free agent general manager Brian Cashman next week. The two are expected to reach an agreement relatively easily on a new deal, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
Cashman is coming off a three-year $6 million contract that he signed after the 2008 season. Cashman has been the GM of the Yankees since 1998, but nearly walked away after the 2005 season and only stayed after then owner George Steinbrenner promised him more authority within the organization.
Since that time Cashman took what was considered a barren farm system and turned it into one of the more respected systems in the game. Of course he also won the 2009 World Series.
Recently Cashman was publicly overruled on bigger deals including re-signing Alex Rodriguez after he opted-out of his deal. He was also strongly against the signing of relief pitcher Rafael Soriano last winter.
This combined with a persona that has become more outspoken has lead some to believe Cashman could walk away from the job, but it legitimately appears that both sides want this to happen and it should happen with little problem.