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The Yankees sign Brian Cashman to a three-year deal

Nov 1, 2011, 11:33 AM EST

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We were told that negotiations between Brian Cashman and the Yankees over a new contract were going smoothly. Must have, because the Yankees just announced that Cashman has agreed to a new three-year deal.  No details have been announced yet, but you can probably assume a bit of a raise was involved and all will proceed as all has proceeded to date.

Quite the drama-free offseason so far for the Yankees, eh?  Sign Sabathia, extend Cashman, exercise the options on Cano and Swisher. All before noon on Novmember 1st.

Are we gonna get any drama from the Bronx this winter? God, I hope so. Not sure what I’ll do without it.  Somebody go poke Hank Steinbrenner with a stick or something. Maybe something neat will happen.

  1. phukyouk - Nov 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    BREAKING NEWS: Yanks sign Paplebon to 6 yr deal and release Mo.
    Better?

    • basedrum777 - Nov 1, 2011 at 4:02 PM

      Yankees don’t normally downgrade that far…

  2. yankeesfanlen - Nov 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Don’t even have to bother with the stick with Hank. He has some wireless ignition on his own- maybe cigarette-activated.
    My usually disregarded opinion is that the Universe will have an additional $20-25M in payroll by opening day.

  3. pisano - Nov 1, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Good for Cashman, now he needs to start trading or signing some pitching. Time is of the essence.

    • Charles Gates - Nov 1, 2011 at 11:58 AM

      Trading…who?
      Rephrase: What young, cheap, high upside prospect would you like to trade for old, expensive, downward trending Big Name X?

      • uyf1950 - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

        There are lots of options available via FA or even potential trade opportunities if the Yankees are willing to part with something to get something.
        For Example: Assuming Darvish if posted, he’s certainly a possibility at the right price. And based on every single piece of information available about him including scouting reports he is the real deal. Unlike either Dice K or Igawa. Then there is middle to back of the rotation guys that are currently available like: Buehrle, Edwin Jackson, Bruce Chen, Oswalt and Rich Harden (if the Yankees want to take a chance). Trade possibilities who knows but for the right player or mix of playerss I would think John Danks and maybe even Gio Gonzalez (although it’s probably less likely than Danks but you never know. The Yankees have a lot of young cost controlled rookies or prospects that in some cases are ML ready or will be in the next year or so. I wouldn’t underestimate the value of those players to some small market or cost conscious team. Heck you never know whats out there unless you try.

      • basedrum777 - Nov 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM

        The only thing about Darvish I’ll say is that when Dice-K came out he was the best Japanese pitcher ever. He was the best to ever make the jump…

        How’d that end up for you?

    • phukyouk - Nov 1, 2011 at 11:59 AM

      CC, Nova, Hughes, AJ (w/e), Garcia or (enter name here)

      im honestly not all that worried about pitching like last yr. I know i will end up eating my words but thats how i see it

  4. uyf1950 - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:05 PM

    I hope the Yankees did right by him. Regardless of titles (President of Baseball Operations, GM, etc…) Cashman deserves to be paid on par with Epstein on a yearly basis. Right now that looks like $4M per.

    • phukyouk - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:09 PM

      If i can play Devil’s Advocate can you please explain why you think he is as good/better than Epstein?

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM

        The Yankees have been more successful for longer than the Sox during each individuals reign as GM?

        Is that good enough?

      • uyf1950 - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM

        You most certainly can play Devil’s Advocate. But if I have to explain it then any person who has any doubts about my comment has absolutely no knowledge of his track record compared to Epstein’s. That’s putting aside that the Yankees are a much more complicated and dare I say demanding organization on a day to day basis than the Cubs.

      • phukyouk - Nov 1, 2011 at 1:34 PM

        cool, thx!

  5. paperlions - Nov 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    More importantly, is Cashman willing to grow more hair?

    Check out the Coiffure on Mozeliak, Amaro, Epstein, Sabean, and Williams….obviously a thick head of hair is key to competent GMship.

  6. natstowngreg - Nov 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Can’t wait for Mike Rizzo to prove you wrong.

    But semi-seriously, being GM of the Yankees is a hair-losing experience.

  7. sdelmonte - Nov 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    There will be drama.

    But less than usual, since it seems the usual shipment was sent to Boston.

  8. joshftw - Nov 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Good for Brian, he’s worth the contract.
    Now he can get down to business. Specifically the business of finding some way to make AJ Burnett disappear forever.

  9. pisano - Nov 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    I think all Yankee fans agree with you 100% on both counts, especially making AJ disappear forever.

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