Yesterday came and went and still no definitive word about Yankee GM Brian Cashman. However, Tyler Kepner reports in today’s New York Times:
Brian Cashman may announce his intention to return as the Yankees’ general manager as early as Tuesday. Cashman’s contract expires next Monday, but he has interviewed coaching candidates for the Yankees in recent weeks and has given no internal signals that he intends to leave.
A person who works for a major league team and spoke with Cashman recently said that he would be shocked if Cashman decided to leave. The person requested anonymity because he did not want to betray Cashman’s confidence and because Cashman has not announced his intentions.
We all know Boss George has deep pockets. According to Jon Heyman in Newsday, the Yankees have offered Cashman a three-year, $5 million deal. The Yankees also plan to make Larry Bowa their new third base coach and Lee Mazzilli Joe Torre’s bench coach. Luis Sojo will be offered the position of first base coach but it is still uncertain whether he’ll accept the job or not. Ron Guidry is thought to be one of the leading candidates to replace Mel Stottlemyre as the Bombers’ pitching coach.