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With contract up Brian Cashman wants to remain Yankees GM

Oct 7, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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Brian Cashman’s contract ends later this month, but when asked last night about impending free agency he made it very clear that remaining the Yankees’ general manager is his preference, saying “that has not changed.”

Cashman will surely get plenty of criticism following a first-round exit, particularly after he missed out on Cliff Lee during the offseason, but he ultimately did a pretty solid job piecing together the back-end of the rotation and can’t be blamed for the Rafael Soriano signing that was ownership’s doing.

Yankees president Randy Levine recently indicated that the team wants Cashman back and Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reports that the two sides are “expected to hammer out a new contract soon.” He’s been the Yankees’ GM since 1998 and during that 14-season span they’ve made the playoffs 13 times and won four World Series.

  1. yankeesfanlen - Oct 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    By noon of the “day after” we’re ready to progress with business as usual.
    The continuum…..continues.

  2. halladaysbiceps - Oct 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    “Cashman will surely get plenty of criticism following a first-round exit, particularly after he missed out on Cliff Lee”

    Why would Cashman get criticism for not signing Lee? Lee did not want to go to New York. The Yankees offered more money and Lee chose Philly. What did they expect Cashman to do? Hold Lee at gunpoint and force him to sign a contract?

    • natstowngreg - Oct 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

      At gunpoint if necessary because the Yankees are entitled to win the World Series every season, and Cliff Lee was deemed essential to achieving that end.

  3. gordongetgo - Oct 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    “…and won four World Series” with Bob Watson’s players. Under Cashman the ‘over-spending’ Yankees returned. His draft picks have been unremarkable & his trades have been questionable.

    • 5thbase - Oct 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      “…and won four World Series” with Bob Watson’s players. And only one World Series title in the last ELEVEN seasons even though he’s had more money to work with than every single GM who has been beating his team in the playoffs.

      The Braves in the 90’s were incredibly disappointing with their single World Series title. So what adjective would fit the Yankees in the past decade? I’m rooting for Cashman to stay. I want more of the same.

    • 5thbase - Oct 7, 2011 at 5:11 PM

      Thumbs me down if you’re upset about your $200M Yankees being one for ELEVEN. Lol, what a bunch of failures the Skankees are.

  4. protectthishouse54 - Oct 7, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Good. I like Cashman and I like the young crop of players the Yankees have coming up.

  5. jefftberg - Oct 7, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Bieber ringtones?!?? Really?!?!! I realize you need ads for revenue but let’s have some standards, please.

  6. stevem7 - Oct 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Biggest mistake the Yankees will make in the off season is bringing Cashman back. He is only a mediocre GM who does not know how to put together a post season winning team. Of the 4 WS that the writer gives him credit for, 3 of them belong to Gene Michael and Bob Watson so it’s absolute bullsh that Cashman gets credit beyong “He was with the team for 4 WS wins”. If the Steinbrenners bring him back (Most likely scenario) then Yankee fans should prepare themselves for more years of mediocrity because Cashman does not know how to evaluate and sign the talent needed to be a winning franchise. He can build a team to compete in the regular season but that’s where his skills end. The Yankees deserve much better than Cashman and should go and find it. Cashman’s had his time and it hasn’t been pretty.

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