Is Yankees general manager Brian Cashman headed to Miami?

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With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, rumor has it that Yankees GM Brian Cashman will bolt to Miami for a cushy new job alongside the one and only Derek Jeter.

Will Brian Cashman make it to his 20th anniversary as Yankees general manager? Not if future Hall of Famer and new part owner of the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter, has anything to say about it.

According to Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, those closest to the developing situation believe Cashman could soon be “taking his talents to South Beach.” Though this time, it would likely be in the capacity of president of baseball operations.

"With his contract set to expire at the end of 2017, there is speculation amongst baseball people that Derek Jeter, new part-owner of the Miami Marlins, will try to lure Cashman to Miami.No one directly involved in the situation will comment on it, and it remains to be seen whether Cashman entertains the idea of leaving the Yankees. But that hasn’t stopped people in the game from talking.“Cashman’s contract is over at the end of the year with the Yankees…what if Jeter blows him away money-wise and makes him president of baseball operations in Miami,” one person outside of the situation asked.More from Yankees NewsYankees chose worst possible player to ring in New Year on 2023 team calendarYankees make upside play, sign former Rangers top prospect outfielderMichael Kay’s Anthony Volpe story will get Yankees fans amped for Opening DayNo, Yankees should not acquire Trevor Bauer for 2023Yankees’ Marwin González replaces Red Sox LF in Japan in logical next step"

While many Yankees fans will be quick to call this pure speculation, only the 50-year-old Rockville native truly knows his next move. Remember when Cash was merely a puppet for George Steinbrenner — at the beck and call of the “The Boss” to trade one prospect after the other for aging veterans with Postseason experience?

No one thought Cash would stick around long enough to ever get a say in the day-to-day operations of the club. That change can luckily be attributed to Hal Steinbrenner’s alternate philosophy for the Yankees when he took over the reigns back in 2010.

Even still, it wasn’t truly until last July when Cashman was afforded the luxury of putting his own personal stamp on the organization. In a little over a year, Cash raised the farm system’s mediocre stock to a top five ranking in all of baseball by acquiring a plethora of game-changing prospects, while shedding a bulk of dead weight and high salaries.

Sure, he’s had a few bumps in the road — like overreacting to the loss of Robinson Cano by overpaying Jacoby Ellsbury. Bringing back closer Aroldis Chapman after it was clear that Cubs manager Joe Maddon used and abused him in the 2016 Postseason. And let’s not forget the human enigma known as Chris Carter.

Yet by ignoring the White Sox’s overtures for a Gary Sanchez for Chris Sale swap, and bringing in some veteran leadership to complement the kids in the form of Matt Holliday, David Robertson and Todd Frazier, Cash has earned himself a long-term contract extension from the Yankees.

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The only question now is whether or not Cash desires a new challenge in a warmer climate. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.