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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Yankees’ Cashman to sign three-year deal

Brian Cashman has agreed to return as the Yankees general manager on a three-year contract, Newsday has learned.

Cashman deliberated over the decision about whether it was time to move on after 11 seasons as GM, but gave the Yankees an affirmative answer this afternoon. In the end, a Yankees source said, it came down to what was best for his family. The new contract will be for slightly more than Cashman had been making, putting it at in the ballpark of $2-million per year.

Neither Cashman nor Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner, with whom Cashman negotiated the deal, could immediately be reached for comment. The two work closely together, and met at Yankee Stadium on Monday, and that relationship was a huge positive for Cashman in making up his mind.

The Yankees are expected to make an official announcement this afternoon.

Thanks to Big Spot/Big Game

Repoz Posted: September 30, 2008 at 08:53 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Original SJ Posted: September 30, 2008 at 09:19 PM (#2961476)
####. Yeah.
   2. OPS+ Posted: September 30, 2008 at 09:27 PM (#2961482)
Who could resist a chance at putting together a 200 million dollar team. It's worth the distractions.
   3. Sean McNally Posted: September 30, 2008 at 09:35 PM (#2961486)
Seems like a no-brainer.

* There's no solid in-house replacement.

* The terms carry him through the end of his manager's contract

* There's something like $85-90 million coming off the books

* Let's him continue rebuild of farm system
   4. villainx Posted: September 30, 2008 at 09:49 PM (#2961495)
* New stadium implication for luxury tax
   5. JRVJ (formerly Delta Socrates) Posted: September 30, 2008 at 09:51 PM (#2961496)
There's lots of Moose Kremlinology making the rounds, but from the Sunday interview that Pete Abe posted (the french fries one), it seemed to me that to the extent that there is a chance Moose returns, it was contingent on Cashman coming back.

So this is good not only in and of itself (SJ and Sean McNally echo my sentiments), but as it relates to what may well be the Yanks most important FA...

(Plus, I'm a huge Moose fan, and would really, really like to see him pitch one or two more seasons with his new pitching style).
   6. rconn23 Posted: September 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM (#2961509)
The only suitable replacement would have been Gene Michael or to bring back Buck Showalter as GM. This is great news.
   7. Harry Balsagne Posted: September 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM (#2961510)
Lock and load, baby!!!!
   8. EvilBoWeevil Posted: September 30, 2008 at 10:24 PM (#2961518)
The only suitable replacement would have been Gene Michael or to bring back Buck Showalter as GM. This is great news.


Buck Showalter would not be a good choice for GM.

I wouldn't mind seeing Stick come back or even Bob Watson.

The big question is, are they going to let Cashamn due his job?
   9. 185/456(GGC) Posted: September 30, 2008 at 10:45 PM (#2961532)
(I)t seemed to me that to the extent that there is a chance Moose returns, it was contingent on Cashman coming back.


Didn't a bunch of guys threaten to leave when Torre left?
   10. scareduck Posted: September 30, 2008 at 11:21 PM (#2961560)
(I)t seemed to me that to the extent that there is a chance Moose returns, it was contingent on Cashman coming back.

Why on earth would the Moose care?
   11. aleskel Posted: October 01, 2008 at 01:13 AM (#2961841)
Didn't a bunch of guys threaten to leave when Torre left?

Posada and Mo both made noises when they were negotiating their contracts, probably just to get more money. It worked.
   12. JRVJ (formerly Delta Socrates) Posted: October 01, 2008 at 01:21 AM (#2961875)
Why on earth would the Moose care?


1. Because he implied as much;

2. Because a new GM might mean a change in the Yankee organization that Mussina is not comfortable with.....
   13. pkb33 Posted: October 01, 2008 at 03:06 AM (#2962026)
I think this is really good news...for Red Sox fans. Cashman is the Melky Cabrera of GMs.
   14. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: October 01, 2008 at 04:06 AM (#2962074)
Posada and Mo both made noises when they were negotiating their contracts, probably just to get more money.

In his recent YES interview with Michael Kay, Posada described Torre as a second father. I'm not convinced money was the motivating factor in the lobbying for him. Posada and Rivera both knew they were going to get paid.
   15. Meatwad Posted: October 01, 2008 at 05:59 AM (#2962122)
i cant see how cashman would turn this down, hes getting paid damn good money and has a ton of money to work with
   16. Walt Davis Posted: October 01, 2008 at 06:59 AM (#2962151)
Moose Kremlinology

aka Sarah Palin's foreign policy experience.
   17. Exploring Leftist Conservatism since 2008 (ark..) Posted: October 02, 2008 at 02:54 AM (#2963987)
Cashman's judgment seems mediocre at best to me.
   18. pyrite Posted: October 02, 2008 at 04:21 AM (#2964179)
#17 is Primey-worthy. Well played.

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