From the Post:
As for money, Cashman could command $2.5 million a year for four years because The Boss’ list of replacements is super-model thin. The in-house leader is VP of scouting Damon Oppenheimer, who is inexperienced. Steinbrenner likes former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette but that would be a PR disaster.
Why would Dan Duquette be a “PR disaster”? Because of the Clemens comment? Heck, you can make a case that Duquette built the foundation of that Red Sox team that won the ring. It’s possible that he has some skills that a team like the Yankees can use.