Cashman, Hal to meet next week

Open Thread: Big Changes in Little Boston
CC's Agent: "I've got nothing new to report."

Via Joel Sherman, Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner are scheduled to meet sometime next week to hammer out the GMs new contract. Last week we heard that talks were going well, but it looks like they’re getting ready to shake hands and sign on the dotted line. The World Series will end exactly two weeks from today, assuming it goes the full seven games, and CC Sabathia will be able to opt out of his contract three days after that. That’s when the offseason really starts for Cashman and the Yanks.

Open Thread: Big Changes in Little Boston
CC's Agent: "I've got nothing new to report."
  • Paul VuvuZuvella (formerly Nuke LaDoosh)

    Yankees = Calm, Thoughtful Stability
    rSox = Disruptive, Frenzied Chaos
    Me Like.

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    We all know Cashman and CC are gunna resign…let’s start the season again please

  • nsalem

    Unfortunately it’s not the RedSox we will be worrying about in 2012. It’s the Rays not the Sox we will be competing against next year, They have made the playoffs in 3 of the last 4 years and you can expect them to be much improved in 2012 with full years from Moore, Torres and Jennings.

    • Humbug

      Odds of Boston not competing next year: very, very low

      • nsalem

        I disagree. They might compete but they are now in a situation where they must resort to throwing money at their problems. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella (formerly Nuke LaDoosh)

      Yes, And …
      Competing Against an improved Rays Team in 2012 While the rSox blow >>>>> Competing against a worthy rSox Team

      Even though the National Media will take to Fillating the Rays next year, if it were the rSox, we know they’d be swallowing too.

      • the Oberamtmann

        Do you mean fellating or filleting? Because I could totally go for a good salmon dish right now

        • Paul VuvuZuvella (formerly Nuke LaDoosh)

          with or without cream cheese?

          • the Oberamtmann

            Cream cheese is for lox, not a filet.

    • Cuso

      This is the exact type of comment the Red Sox fans made in November ’07, ’08, ’10.

      “We have to worry about the Rays next year, not the old-ass Yankees.”

      Don’t delude yourself. I was happy as hell when the Sox collapsed this year, too. I’m not gonna sit here and beat my chest that our toughest rival is going to tailspin into futility, though. They’ll be every bit as much a contender in ’12 as we are.

      • nsalem

        I’m neither deluding myself or beating my chest over the Red Sox bad fortune. I’m objectively comparing the Rays to The Red Sox and it seems to me that the future of the Rays is much brighter than that of the the Sox. This is due to their superior pitching staff, superior farm system the ages of their offensive base players such as Longoria and Jennings. Perhaps most importantly is the cohesive vision of their management while Red Sox management seems in shambles right now. As i said the only advantage the Red Sox have is money. Like in life money doesn’t solve all problem in baseball Boston may find themselves with another additional problem that being that their current environment may not attract upper echelon free agents. They may be strong next year, but they will need to make several very good decisions in order for that to happen.

    • Jumpin’ Jack Swisher (formerly Jorge)

      Every year, the team will compete against every other franchise in baseball. It’s never just about the Sox or Rays.

    •!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

      I don’t see them as a huge concern. Hard to see them catching the Yanks with such a poor lineup. Not sure if they’ll be able to retain Shields and/or Upton either.

  • bonestock94

    At least it will be an interesting offseason

  • Matt :: Sec110

    I wonder what Ca$h’s plan is with CC? He didn’t want to over extend for ARod or Soriano. I realize CC is a greater need, but I also don’t expect him to bend over for the hefty lefty.

    • CMP

      Expect Cashman to bend over and grab his ankles for CC.

      The Yankees need a front of the rotation starter, which he’s been unable to obtain for the past 2 years, and without CC he’ll need 2.

      • Jumpin’ Jack Swisher (formerly Jorge)

        …..since top of the rotation starters are available for the taking everywhere, right?

        It’s all real easy when your GM experience comes from your PS3 games.

    • Rich in NJ

      I don’t think converting a four year deal into a six year deal (at perhaps $2m more per year) is bending over. Beyond that, some hard choices will have to be made, and one would hope that the A-Rod example would be instructive for ownership.

      I hope they can be creative and give him the shortest deal possible with the highest feasible AAV.

    • Alibaba

      Bend over? For what?

  • Mr T.

    It is quite possible the Yankees could walk away from CC.The amount of years he may be able to get on the free agent market by a desperate team like the Nationals or even a not so desperate Texas Ranger team might make the Yankees look elsewhere…They might decide to gamble and wait and see if Cole Hamels and or Matt Cain hit free agency next season…In the meantime they can go in a number of directions like CJ Wilson and Yu Darvish and or one of three of #3 type starters like Roy Oswalt,Mark Buerhle or Edwin Jackson…They might be able to trade for Gio Gonzalez or maybe a #4 type like Wandy Rodriguez,provided that the astros add some cash and don’t demand any frontend prospects…If they put together a strong rotation of #2/3 type starters they could see the same success as the Rangers…