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A lot for Cashman to consider

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 21, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In talking to Brian Cashman about Bobby Abreu for the story I was working on, we got to chatting about all the decisions he’s going to have to make once the season is over. It’s quite a list:

Team option: Bobby Abreu ($16 million).

Player option: Alex Rodriguez (terminate contract), Andy Pettitte ($16 million).

Free agents: Doug Mientkiewicz, Jose Molina, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Luis Vizcaino.

In theory, you want to keep all of those guys. Certainly Abreu, A-Rod, Pettitte, Rivera and Posada. Do they have enough money to do all that? I think having so many young, inexpensive starters helps that cause. Plus Roger comes off the books and you’ll lose Giambi after 2008.

The Yankees figure to spend a lot of dough by Thanksgiving.

But as Cashman said several times, that’s all for later. For now they have games to focus on.




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