Yankees re-sign GM Brian Cashman to four-year deal as Aaron Judge free agency looms


The New York Yankees announced Monday that they have reached a new four-year deal with Brian Cashman, who will continue as the franchise’s senior vice president and general manager. Cashman previously worked without a contract after it expired at the end of the season, as he did in 2017. All the while, owner Hal Steinbrenner assured Cashman that the two of them would work out a new deal that would keep him afloat. place and in power in a few years.

Cashman, 55, has been the Yankees’ general manager since 1998. Under his leadership, the Yankees went on to great success, winning four World Series titles as well as six American League pennants. During that time, they missed the playoffs only four times, most recently in 2016. (Other misses were in 2008, 2013 and 2014). from postseason controversy in just 16 of 3,946 games during Cashman’s tenure as CEO.”

Cashman’s ability to build a quality regular season club is undeniable. Lately, though, he’s been scrutinized for not building a team that can make deep playoff playoff runs. Indeed, the Yankees have not appeared in the World Series since 2009, their last championship win. Instead, the Yankees have been victimized by the Houston Astros several times, including just last October when they lost in the League championship series.

Cashman won’t have much time to celebrate his new pact. The Yankees are trying to keep outfielder Aaron Judge, the best free agent on the market. Judge enjoyed a historic 2022 campaign, hitting 62 times en route to setting a new single-season record for both the Yankees franchise and the AL as a whole. (Roger Maris previously held both records, hitting 61 home runs in 1961.)

Source: www.cbssports.com