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Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

Posted on: November 1, 2011 11:52 am
Edited on: November 2, 2011 7:04 am
 
Brian CashmanBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Brian Cashman is staying in New York for at least three more years. Yankees ownership announced Tuesday that it had re-signed its general manager through the 2014 season.

Cashman, 44, has the third-longest tenure among active general managers and is the longest-serving Yankees GM since Ed Barrow, who was in charge of the team from 1920 to 1945.

The Yankees are 1,369-895-2 since Cashman took over the team on Feb. 3, 1998. His teams have appeared in the playoffs in 13 of his 14 seasons as GM with six World Series appearances and four titles.

While critics note "anyone" could win with the Yankees payroll, the Red Sox, Mets and Cubs have proven that's not necessarily true. Cashman is one of the game's best general managers, and he will continue to be so for at least three more years. And it appears there may be very little drama this offseason in the Bronx -- a welcome sight after last year's Derek Jeter soap opera. The team has already signed extensions with Cashman and CC Sabathia, while picking up the options on Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher. Now all that they need is a couple of starting pitchers and everything should be peachy.

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Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:35 pm
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

All they need is a couple of starting pitchers and everything should be peachy? Did you even watch the ALDS at all?



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:22 am
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

I don't think you can blindly assume Cano and Granderson are automatically going to get at least 25 million a year.  Maybe Cano is worth something close to that, but no way Granderson is going to get anything close to 25 million a year.  We'll see what the market is like in a few years, maybe I'll be right, maybe you'll be right.
The problem for NY is -- The already have the exhorbitant contracts on their own roster that these players can use as examples to why they deserve 20 million on up per year.  NY gave a 36 year old Posada a 50+ million dollar contract, they gave a 36 year old Jeter a 60+ million dollar contract, they gave ARod a 275 million dollar contract, Texeira a 160 million dollar contract.

Take a look at NY -- their two best players were Cano and Granderson....it isn't even close.  They are also the two players who are in their prime.  The starting price for an extension for either of those players in NY is going to be 20 million a season.  Not because that is what is the norm in the MLB.  It is because that is the norm in NY.  As I said -- they don't have to test the market -- they can go right down the roster on their own team and say look.......you are paying these guys 'x' amount and i am outproducing them year in and year out.  Pay me.

Also -- In case you don't know -- Granderson will already be getting almost 15 million in the last year of the contract he is under right now - he signed it with Detroit (it escalates each year).  He had put up numbers that put him in the MVP conversation this year -- if he has another season like that -- you bet your ass he is going to get a raise on the 15 million.  He not only hits for power, can steal bases, but also is in the conversation as one of the better defensive outfielders, while playing CF.

 



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

MikeD, look it up dude, Cashman had nothing to with ARod's current contract.  If you have a link that you could show me that specifically says Cashman was involved in Arod's negotiations, I'd like to see it.  ARod's contract is what it is, the Yanks are stuck with him whether they like it or not, can't argue that.  As a fan, I just hope he stays somewhat productive for the rest of it. 

I don't think you can blindly assume Cano and Granderson are automatically going to get at least 25 million a year.  Maybe Cano is worth something close to that, but no way Granderson is going to get anything close to 25 million a year.  We'll see what the market is like in a few years, maybe I'll be right, maybe you'll be right.  



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:57 am
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

Jeter has 2 guaranteed years left on his deal with the 3rd one being an option i believe.  As previously mentioned, Brian Cashman had nothing to do with ARod's contract extension. Hank and Hal Steinbrenner personally negotiated that deal with Alex, Cashman was ready to let him go play somewhere else until ownership stepped in.  Posada turned 40 this past August so I guess you can say he was in his 40's for the last month and a half of his contract.  

You claimed Cashman keeps extending his players contract's into their 40's.  As of right now, there is one player (Jeter) that potentially could be 40 when their contract is up.   To be fair, I thought that your statement was slightly inaccurate.  
Regarding ARod -- it had nothing to do with with the Steinbrenner's wanting to personally negotiating the deal.  Hank Steinbrenner told A-Rod and his agent, if he opted out of the final few years of his contract -- his days as a Yankee were over.  ARod still opted out and only resigned with NY when he personally called Steinbrenner against the advice of his agent.  It wasn't like Cashman wasn't involved in the deal, of course he was.   The fact he is signed until the age of 42 is ridiculous.  Now NY is stuck with him for another 6 or 7 years, as no team in the MLB would take ARod and his contract.

Posada's extension was ridiculous too.  He was coming off a career year, but at 36, you know his skills are going to diminish, ESPECIALLY for a catcher.  Giving him a 4 year deal for 50+ million was brutal.  Same with the money they gave Jeter.  They are basically paying a singles hitter 60+ million over 4 years till he is 40.

With the contract's Cashman has signed those players to -- What do you think he is going to have to pay Granderson and Cano in 2013???  If Jeter is worth 15+ million -- those two guys will be asking for 25 million a year.  The Yankees payroll is going to be absurd, as they contracts on their team no one is going to take.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: November 2, 2011 10:06 am
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

With that amount of money to work with, literally anybody could do better. Literally.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:30 am
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

Though Yanks didn't win this year, Cash had a great year: Garcia and Colon were brilliant signings;
Waynelee I could not agree with you more. This may have been the best job that Brian Cashman did with the New York Yankees because he had so little to work with in terms of what available on the free agent market after Cliff Lee. The Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon signings were indeed brilliant.
he navigated Jorge's collapse very well;
This is probably the only issue that I have with what is still an excellent post you made. Cashman should have never conducted that in-game interview with Fox during that Yankees Red Sox game. The standing ovation that Jorge Posada received the next night on the nationally televised game on ESPN pretty much sent a strong message to Yankees management whose side they were on (Posada's) at that time.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:37 am
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

You can't blame Cashman for some of that. Eg., George Steinbrenner was still active when Johnson was signed, he had wanted him for years.



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:33 am
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

Cashman is a Yankee and doesn't belong anywhere else.  His contract expired on Monday but he kept his focus on the team and the players contracts over the weekend not his, that's a Yankee team first me later.  He also has put the minor leagues back on track developing the talent for years to come and not solely relying on free agents. Now it's time to get back to the quest for 28. 




Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

Who better to run the Yankees than a guy with "Cash" in his name?



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:04 pm
 

Yankees, Brian Cashman agree to 3-year extension

I've got somewhat mixed feelings about locking Cash up for another 3 years.  First of all, no bones about it, he signs players that want to win, which is a far cry from some of the disaster signings of the early 80's and 90's.  In the same breath, he's had some disastrous signings as well (Pavano, Brown, the Big Unit).  He seems to handle the spotlight and expectations of the NY sports scene well, and that allows him to focus on his job.  He helps keep the players accountable and respectful and true to tradition.

But in the end, NY is about winning now.  Even though he's got another 3, I think the clock has already started and his time is becoming short, should he not get us to another title in the near future.  He also needs to stop caving into the frankenstein agents like Boras, demanding (and subsequently paying) big dollars for players at the end of their careers.
 
Here's hoping all stays well within Yankeeland for the forseeable future and saneness will prevail.


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