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It's been a busy day for the Yankees. They've announced their extension with GM Brian Cashman and declined their option on Andrew Brackman, making the right-hander a free agent. Reactions to C.C. Sabathia's extension have continued streaming in and we have some more notes to pass along from Cashman's conversation with reporters. Most of the quotes below come via Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger:
By signing Sabathia, the Yankees added "the most important piece" of the offseason, Cashman said.
"Offense is not a problem with this club," Cashman said. He's right - the Yankees scored more runs than any MLB team but the Red Sox and their starting lineup returns in 2012, so pursuing Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols doesn't seem likely.
The focus of the winter is "pitching, pitching, pitching," Cashman said.
Cashman said the organization is better-positioned to evaluate Japanese players than it was a few years ago. The Yankee...
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Now that Brian Cashman has been re-signed as Yankees GM, shortly after making a deal with CC Sabatahia, I have one request for him: To shut up about how oh-so-tough it is to be general manager of the New York Yankees. Boo bleeding hoo. Enough already. If the job is sooooo much for poor Brian to handle, then he should have taken his talents to St. Louis, or to Anaheim, or to Boston...
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is staying in the Bronx with a new three-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday. And perhaps the biggest item for Cashman this offseason is already off the agenda. CC Sabathia avoided executing his opt out clause on Monday night, instead agreeing to a new five-year deal with New York [...]
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman will remain in the post he has held since 1998, agreeing Tuesday to a three-year contract extension.
BRIAN CASHMAN typically chooses his words very carefully. During a conference call to announce his own new contract, Cashman began an answer about A.J. Burnett by saying, “If he’s with us, he’s in the rotation."
The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they have signed Brian Cashman for three years, keeping him entrenched in his role as senior vice president and general manager through the 2014 season.
BRIAN CASHMAN says he’s “not afraid of the unknown.”
ussell Martin was so good last season that Brian Cashman said
the catcher was “Thurman Munson-like” and the GM is open to discussing a multi-year deal for the
backstop, who is under club control for next season.
The New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman have agreed upon a new three-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday.
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Brian Cashman made sure no one had a chance to tempt CC Sabathia to leave New York, re-signing his ace through 2016, with a team option for 2017.
CC Sabathia decided to stay with the New York Yankees rather than test the free-agent market, agreeing Monday to a new deal that adds $30 million to his existing contract and will pay $122 million over the next five years...
Russell Martin made quite an impression on Brian Cashman in his first year in The Bronx -- so much so the GM wouldn’t rule out giving the catcher an extension.
“He came in here and we thought he was Thurman Munson-like,” Cashman said on a conference call yesterday. “I...
From Marc Carig:The Yankees severed ties today with former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Brackman, releasing the pitcher instead of picking up the option on his contract. General manager Brian Cashman announced the move, which comes after Brackman regressed badly in the minor leagues.
The 6-foot-11 right-hander entered spring training with a chance to impress coaches, only to be slowed...
With Brian Cashman and C.C. Sabathia both resigned the New York Yankees have turned their attention to resigning pitcher Freddy Garcia. It’s not really a surprise considering the season he had but I’d be cautious in how much they plan on giving him.
With Sabathia’s status resolved, the Yankees can move on to free agent starter Freddy Garcia, whose agent, Peter Greenberg, said...