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Brian Cashman says he hasn’t spoken with Yankees about new contract

Oct 10, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT

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One sure sign we’re rapidly approaching silly season? Plenty of conflicting reports.

While Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported over the weekend that negotiations between the Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman were going smoothly and a new contract could be completed within the week, it appears they aren’t very far along in the process. Cashman told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News today that talks haven’t taken place.

“None of that’s true,” Cashman said. “We haven’t had any talks whatsoever. We don’t currently have plans to meet and there’s no flights to Tampa.”

Cashman could technically walk away from the Yankees when his contract expires the end of this month, but most consider it a foregone conclusion that the two sides will eventually hammer out a new deal.

  1. sdelmonte - Oct 10, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    He was spotted in a Starbucks in Manhattan. Clearly, he’s angling to be mayor.

    • bigharold - Oct 10, 2011 at 10:09 PM

      No, no. No! He was going to the occupy Wall Street protest. he had the spiked hair wig and bandanna. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

  2. paperlions - Oct 10, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Olney just reports what his “inside sources” tell him (yeah, I am assuming he doesn’t just make stuff up, he just doesn’t seem like that kind of guy)…at this point, if you are Olney, don’t you have a few dozen sources that seem highly unreliable that you should just stop listening to?

    • goawaydog - Oct 10, 2011 at 8:19 PM

      Why should he stop listening to unreliable sources when he keeps getting quoted right or wrong? Maybe people should stop listening and reporting what Olney says hmmmm?

      • paperlions - Oct 10, 2011 at 8:36 PM

        Logic fail.

        After so many erroneous reports people will start to ignore anything he says….which means people won’t be quoting his reporting anymore, will they? ….which also means he should start being more careful about whom he quotes…or about reporting things that, even if true, are likely to be denied.

  3. dailyrev - Oct 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    is there a Ministry of Silly Seasons?

    But you forget, this is NYC, where silly is always in season (Bloomberg: “OWS protesters are taking jobs away from Wall St. workers…”)

  4. Jason @ IIATMS - Oct 11, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    At least he’s in the best shape of his life.

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