Via Andrew Marchand -
After a successful regular season, the New York Yankees would like Brian Cashman to remain as the team’s general manager beyond this year.
“Clearly, we want him back,” Yankees president Randy Levine told ESPNNewYork.com.
Cashman is in the final year of a three-year contract, with a reported total value of around $6 million. As per team policy the two sides are waiting until the offseason before talking about a new agreement. However, both sides have now said they want to continue the relationship.
“We have a great relationship,” Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday. “I work for a great owner, but we really haven’t talked about the future. Now is not the time to talk about that, to be quite honest. That’s all for another day. They know that I would like to come back and we have a good working relationship, but we’ll deal with that stuff on another day.”
Last week, in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com’s Ian O’Connor, Cashman outlined the plusses and minuses of his job.
“I like what I do, and you couldn’t find a better place to do it, with the best fan base, tremendous facilities and an ownership with a full commitment,” he said.
“But at the same time, it comes at a price of time, effort, expectations, pressure, stress levels, all that different stuff. Like everything else, there are positives and negatives. There’s stuff in this job that can bury you if you let it.”
With possible interest from the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles or other clubs that might have openings, Cashman could have options. In the past he has often been rumored to be sought after by other clubs, but has never left.
Sounds like the ball is in Cash’s court, no?