New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has admitted General Manager Brian Cashman is continuing in his position without a new contract. In an interview on YES with Meredith Marokivits aired on Monday night, Steinbrenner was effusive in his praise of the longtime GM and what he has meant to the organization but that the two have not reached a deal on a new contract. Cashman’s contract expired after the season.
What this tells me is the holdup could be money, years, power or all of the above. I just find it astounding that the two sides had not settled the situation, before the end of the season.
As for free agent Aaron Judge, Steinbrenner says every effort will be made to sign him. He admitted to having conversations with Judge since the Yankees were ousted in the ALCS in four straight games by their nemesis, the Houston Astros. He also added that if Judge wants to be the captain of the Yankees, he would be open to that but that the final decision belongs to Judge.
Manager Aaron Boone’s job is safe. Steinbrenner stated Boone has the respect of the players and they want to win for him and those are big factors why Boone, who has two years remaining on his contract, is not going anywhere.
Steinbrenner also took issue with comments the Yankees are a “stagnant” organization. He said they are constantly evolving and keeping up with the game’s latest trends, while balancing analytics with “pro scouting.“