Report: Yankees Working On New Contract For Brian Cashman


According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the New York Yankees have decided to begin working on the foundation of a new contract for current General Manager, Brian Cashman. Angry fans have been calling for Cashman’s head most of the season, after his free agent acquisitions failed to fill the role left vacant by the now-departed Robinson Cano.

Cashman, who just completed his seventeenth season at the helm of the Yankees’ front office, has fewer glaring holes to fill this winter, after upgrading the catching, the outfield, and having a suitable replacement for Cano when he acquired Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks at the July 31st trading deadline for pitcher Vidal Nuno and Peter O’Brien.

Since taking over as GM, Cashman won World Series titles in 1998, ’99, ’00, and most recently, in 2009. The Yankees have appeared to go backwards in each season since their last championship, as the roster is riddled with aging and underperforming veterans such as C.C. Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, and the suspended Alex Rodriguez. Cashman has to upgrade the starting rotation, determine if David Robertson will remain his closer, or if rookie Dellin Betances is ready to take the Mariano Rivera-esque jump from set-up man to closer in such a short period of time. Cashman also needs a back-up first baseman and third baseman, as well as replacing the legendary Derek Jeter, who retired Sunday after the Yankees’ season finale in Boston against the Red Sox.