Yankees and Cashman Expected to Come to Deal Next Week

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.

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3 Responses to Yankees and Cashman Expected to Come to Deal Next Week

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    I guess it's good to have him back, but it's so hard to be sure when you can spend your way out of trouble. Yes A-Rod and Soriano aren't his mistakes, but the terrible handling of the Jeter contract was needlessly demeaning to a great player, as it was with Bernie Williams. And some of his moves have stunk: Nick Johnson, Javier Vazquez, A.J. Burnett, Pedro Feliciano. The constant challenge for this franchise is to avoid getting old, and to keep payroll to only a semi-obscene level.
    To stay young they need to say good bye to this geriatric dozen: Ayala (34 next season, already released), Chavez (34 will probably retire), Colon (39), Feliciano (36, and will never play again), Garcia (35, thanks for the year), Andruw Jones (35), Marte (37 and can't stay healthy), Mitre (31, please let this be the last we see of this guy).

  2. Tanned Tom says:

    Additionally there's Posada (40, this one hurts, but there isn't a role for him), Burnett (35, trade him if at all humanly possible, enough is enough), Soriano (32, pray that he opts out. the pen is the one spot with enough depth to be rid of a guy for suspect attitude), and maybe even Nick Swisher (31 and a perenial post-season dud, he might be tradeable for a starting pitcher if packaged with a prospect).
    There's no one else who should be ousted for payroll or performance reasons not on this above list, besides Rodriguez. The key will be adding 1 quality starter (2 if Sabathia is allowed to leave) and planning a graceful way to move Rodriguez to DH, and Jeter to his eventual next position (either 3B or LF).

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