Cashman On Contract, Sabathia

MLB.com's Bryan Hoch talked with Yankees GM Brian Cashman, who is conducting the team's professional scouting meetings this week.

  • Cashman's contract expires on October 31st, but he told Hoch, "It'll get done between now and October 31st, I'm sure.  I can't promise, but I think that's what everybody expects. I know it's something that everybody has to follow. But that's not a pressing circumstance, as far as something I'm worried about right now."  Cashman feels his deal can be hammered out over the phone.
  • "I'm sure we'll talk before the World Series is over," Cashman said in reference to C.C. Sabathia's contract situation.  Sabathia is expected to opt out of the four years and $92MM remaining on the contract he signed in December of '08, but he hopes to re-sign.
  • Cashman said he's hopeful he has qualified people to take the place of Yankees executives Billy Eppler or Damon Oppenheimer if need be, as they have been granted permission to interview for the Angels' GM job.  ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted Oppenheimer's resume today: he's a Southern California native with five World Series rings and one of the best drafts in history (2006).  Click here to read Ben Nicholson-Smith's interview with Openheimer as part of our GM Candidates series.


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47 Comments on "Cashman On Contract, Sabathia"


Guest
3 years 10 months ago

“with five World Series rings and one of the best drafts in history (2006). ”

But the YANKEES SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY! THEY ARE RUINING BASEBALL!!

I saved everyone else the time of having to write that.

Scott Littlefield
3 years 10 months ago

How are they ruining it? The ratings are down when their not playing

stl_cards16
3 years 10 months ago

We are Baseball.  We’re great because we support our team. If you want your teams to spend money then you need to go support them.

I saved all the Yankee fans time from having to respond to those.

3 years 10 months ago

With all the money they’ve spent over the past few years they’ve only won 1 World Series in the past 11 years.

How exactly are they ruining baseball?

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

All those billions spent on players = 1 ring in 10 years.

I saved all of baseball’s time of having to write that.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

I’ve got to go poop. That’s all I really feel like sharing with you.

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

5/135 for CC sounds about right.

Justanotherfantoo
3 years 10 months ago

I think I accidentally hit like for your post, Pete, when I actually agree with JSJS that I don’t think the Yankees are likely to go beyond 5/$135 — although maybe it’s just my hope that they DON’T go beyond 5/$135 since I think they would be negotiating against themselves and, in any case, be stupid to go beyond that length/amount.  (One $25-30 million a year player collecting his money way past his prime is enough.)

On the other hand, if I’m the Red Sox or Rangers or any Yankee competitor, I’m smacking my lips HOPING that the Yankees go beyond five years at $27 million or more per year.

3 years 10 months ago

My guess is 5/125 for CC.

dru2034
3 years 10 months ago

im not really sure what centurys comments mean, if you are hinting that having a salary cap makes more sense, then you must not have seen that the rangers are playing the cardinals in the world series..

but as an unbiased fan of the yankees, i think he has on of the hardest jobs in baseball.  Everyone talks about how great billy beane is, but he has it easy.  There is never any pressure.  Buy guys low and sell them high.  In Cahsmans position, you might be buying at their highest price and they dont produce because that his what the owner wants.  The yankees have to win in order to meet financial obligations and he does everything he can to put a winning team out there.  Much deserved new contact for mr. cashman.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 10 months ago

Everyone talks about how great billy beane is

Only because the movie portrays him to be great. In reality, he really isn’t. He drafts pitchers well and that’s about it.

dru2034
3 years 10 months ago

youre 100% right..i wish i could write a book about how Billy Beane doesnt sell one single seat at that stadium..the stadium is in shambles..the team might have to leave oakland because they have no following..he hasnt made the playoffs since 2006 and when he was good in the early 2000’s he had miguel tejada and jason giambi who were steriod’ed out of their mind..(if thats even a real word)

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

-stadium is in shambles  = 100000000% Al Davis’s fault

-no following = because the Giants said they were going to move to San Jose in 1992, so the A’s told them they’d stay out of that region. They didnt, and now have fanbases that SURROUND Oakland in SF+SJ

-when they were good in the early 2000s he had tim hudson, mark mulder and barry zito and eric chavez….all non-roiders…also all home grown talent.

I’m not saying he’s the greatest of all time, but the A’s have been screwed royally by Bud Selig and MLB. Its hard to succeed when just staying afloat is all thats expected of you. The success was great, but the reality has set in.

Baseballfan83
3 years 10 months ago

How do you know they are non roiders. Where you there with them

stl_cards16
3 years 10 months ago

“Where you there with them”

I would say that explains why you asked the first question.

3 years 10 months ago

All of those things are true.  But the Rays have it worse and have done a better job in a superior division.  Point being, the A’s could be more competitive than they’ve been recently, even factoring in the disadvantages.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

“im not really sure what centurys comments mean”

I’m a huge long time Yankee fan. I was being sarcastic. Why? Because its always the Yankees never draft anyone, they don’t have a farm, they don’t how to do anything but spend money, etc, etc..
Basically those accusations have always been false.

P.S. I’m a huge proponent of re-signing Cashman.

3 years 10 months ago

Well if this isn’t the most clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

I don’t mind you constantly arguing with me, but please for once either say something that 1) makes sense 2) is relevant to any ongoing conversation. You have yet to say one thing since I’ve noticed your screen name that is valid criticism. 

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

The issue why the Yankees are hated by everyone else is that thats all they have done since 2000 or so, just bought the best free agent whether they needed it or not. I mean does anyone think if Jason Giambi had simply not required an option year and stayed with Oakland, that they A’s would have done better in the playoffs? No question.

The worst part is that unlike Boston, the Yankees internal options in the 00s have not been very strong. True, they kept a few ones from the 90s, but the results are not there. Spending money has not resulted in championships, just blown out the salaries for the rest of the smaller market teams, so stars shun the lower profile times. Maybe if Cashman worked his own farm like Theo did, the Yankees would have more than one ring since 2000 and all the stars of the game would be more spread out throught the league.

dru2034
3 years 10 months ago

i disagree pete..first im from chicago and a white sox fan..so i might not have all my details right..but didnt they home grow..robinson cano, derek jeter, phil hughes, joba chamberlain (for whats hes worth), and jesus montero…at the same time, they acquired guys like granderson and swisher and texiara..dont forget the arod for alphonso soriano deal..yankees easily won that deal

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

Well I mentioned Jeter (along with Posada, Mariano & Pettite) as their 90s guys who were all great, but its their 00’s prospects leave a lot to be desired. Cano is great, but lets not forget that they tried to trade him to KC, TEX & AZ before he became a star. For some strange reason they really have no patience when they need to. Even Montero is STILL being named as trade bait when he’s going to be awesome. So maybe its not that they have no farm, they just built this ridiculous ideal that they have to have 9 all stars on the diamond at all times, even if they have to take a year to reach their potential, that doesn’t fly with the Yankees, and it should. This logic just hurts the rest of baseball.

And I actually think the Yanks would have been better this year with Kennedy&Jackson instead of Granderson. Hardly a win for them, especially with Gardner who can play CF well, they could have bought the best corner OF instead and had a good pitcher other than Sabathia in October.

You dont really understand that Texas bit off more than they could chew with A-Rod and he singlehandedly bankrupted them. The Yanks were one of only a handful of teams that could afford A-Rod. The extension was actually a really bad move.

They signed Teixeira for more than he deserved too.

I’ll give him credit on the Swisher deal, but thats mostly on Kenny Williams not being the brightest GM in the game.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

“The worst part is that unlike Boston, the Yankees internal options in the 00s have not been very strong”  
Funny, I’m sitting here chillin with Robinson Cano, Bret Gardner, Austin Jackson (and Curtis Granderson who came here with AJ’s invite) David Robertson, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes, Jesus Montero. Whooo Whoo..Ian Kennedy just gave a shout out from AZ. Where all here partying and chillin and s__T and they all wanted to give you a shout out. Jack_ss.

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

You wish you were.

ellisburks
3 years 10 months ago

I believe he was talking more about the early-mid 00’s when the Yankees had nobody really come up. He explained Cano, and the other guys they traded like Kennedy, Jackson et al.
Did you actually read the post?

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

You do realize that my response was posted nearly an hour before his most recent post. I was responding to his preposterous 1st posting. The better argument to make is after I said something, he wrote about Cano, etc. Maybe he realized he had no idea what he was talking about. 

ellisburks
3 years 10 months ago

I accept your apology.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 10 months ago

You sir have ZERO concept of reality. Like the Phillies of 2011 the GMs don’t play the games on the field. Cashman’s job, is to put the best team on the field that his resources allow him to. The Yanks have won the MOST games over the last 10 years. Just because CERTAIN star players choke and under perform in certain years is NOT the result of Cashman, or any GM, not doing their jobs.

The Phillies and the Sox were branded as the 2011 WS opponents back in spring training. The Cardinals and Rangers are their instead. Does that mean that either of them are the two best GMs in baseball? NO ! Good. YES. BEST? No.

PS-Cashman wasn’t granted responsibility to oversee the farm/draft until 2005. Since then, it’s been very productive to mlb teams over the years.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 10 months ago

You sir have ZERO concept of reality. Like the Phillies of 2011 the GMs don’t play the games on the field. Cashman’s job, is to put the best team on the field that his resources allow him to. The Yanks have won the MOST games over the last 10 years. Just because CERTAIN star players choke and under perform in certain years is NOT the result of Cashman, or any GM, not doing their jobs.

The Phillies and the Sox were branded as the 2011 WS opponents back in spring training. The Cardinals and Rangers are their instead. Does that mean that either of them are the two best GMs in baseball? NO ! Good. YES. BEST? No.

PS-Cashman wasn’t granted responsibility to oversee the farm/draft until 2005. Since then, it’s been very productive to mlb teams over the years.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Edit

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

That really was one of the best drafts, especially for Yanks.

Ian Kennedy (17)
Joba Chamberlain (41)
Zach McAllister (104)
George Kontos (164)
Dellin Betances (254)
Mark Melancon (284)
David Robertson (524)

Yikes!

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 10 months ago

It was a great draft, but I like how Oppenheimer tries to take credit for it. Everyone knows after the first 50 picks you just close your eyes and pick a player.

In short, he forgot to include that he occassionally has a horseshoe up his arse.

East Coast Bias
3 years 10 months ago

Ehh, that’s debatable. But I do think more credit is due to the player development staff in working with those late rounders and turning them into major league ready players.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 10 months ago

hmmmmmmm…….

a) Opp didn’t make the comment about how HE had a great 2006 draft. That was said by Cashman, who gave Opp the credit for the draft.

b) He wasn’t the director until 2005. Since then he has drafted or signed the current mlb everyday players:

-IPK, Joba, Austin Jackson, Brett Gardner, David Robertson, Mark Melancon, Daniel McCutchen and top prospects Betances, Banuelos, Montero, Sanchez, Romine, etc.

Drafted but wasn’t signed (not his call)- Doug Fister, Justin Turner, Drew Storen and Eric Thames.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 10 months ago

Is anyone against handing long term contracts to GM’s? If yes, why?

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

A new GM deserves at least 5 years to build a team from the ground up.

3 years 10 months ago

at most five years buddy

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 10 months ago

Except the Cubs, who have been building for 103 years and counting.

John DiRienzo
3 years 10 months ago

oh joy, this could be a sequel to the Theo chronicles!

Namio
3 years 10 months ago

Greed… too much of it. Does C. C. even worth the remaining 4 yr/96 million on his current contract? Give me a break.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 10 months ago

It’s not greed, its business.

You mean to sit here and tell me that if you were CC and you had the chance to earn an additional 20-60 million guaranteed, you wouldn’t do it?

CC doesn’t owe anything to the Yankees. He doesn’t owe anything to the Yankees fans. He doesn’t owe anything to anybody other than him and his family and if he thinks that pursuing an additional $40 million dollars is what’s best for his family, that’s what he should do.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 10 months ago

It’s not greed, its business.

You mean to sit here and tell me that if you were CC and you had the chance to earn an additional 20-60 million guaranteed, you wouldn’t do it?

CC doesn’t owe anything to the Yankees. He doesn’t owe anything to the Yankees fans. He doesn’t owe anything to anybody other than him and his family and if he thinks that pursuing an additional $40 million dollars is what’s best for his family, that’s what he should do.

YanksFanSince78
3 years 10 months ago

It’s 4/$92 and the answer is YES.

Pete
3 years 10 months ago

That’s only a raise of $4M a year dude, calm down. He will probably get more, the Yankees don’t care, he’s an amazingly unreal pitcher and the best one the Yankees have. If they are gunna pay a washed up Jeter $17M a year to be really medicore, they certainly are going to pay CC $27M a year to be awesome.

Baseballfan83
3 years 10 months ago

I don’t think they are looking to get into more long term deals with aging players, not to mention one with a bad body. And CC is great but i don’t know if amazingly unreal is the level he is at. 

mistermonkey
3 years 10 months ago

I really don’t understand this nonsense about opting out. Why risk $92M guaranteed? Like, what if he, I don’t know, foolishly decides to throw an octopus on the very day he opts out, and ruins his arm? Or gets hit by a car? Or pisses off Cashman somehow and the Yankees remove themselves from the equation? But even if he’s healthy, it’s not like there are many teams out there who could afford to pony up more than $23M per season for four or more years, even for Sabathia. This post just proves why I’m not an agent, I guess.

Justanotherfantoo
3 years 10 months ago

It’s another intelligence test for the Yankees.  And sad to say, ownership has failed some of their past intelligence tests.  (See A-Rod and Jeter contracts.)