You remember Hal Steinbrenner. He’s the calm one.
MLB.com has an interview with Hal today that touches on a variety of subjects.
Most interesting was his take on Brian Cashman’s contract:
“I was with Brian at the draft and we haven’t discussed that yet,” he said. “We both know that now is not the time. I can’t speak for Hank – maybe he’s had some discussions with him about that, but I certainly have not. We’re just trying to get everyone healthy and win the pennant, win the World Series and that’s kind of what we are focusing in on right now and Brian understands that.
“Brian’s been a good general manager, and again, it’s something that we are going to analyze when the time is right, which will be at the end of the year. Now is just not the time.”
Keep in mind that Hank and Hal share the power. We also have three months of the season to play out. Cashman is going to want at least the same authority he obtained in 2005, if not more. Whether the brothers Steinbrenner agree remains to be seen.
Cashman could have a lot of options come the end of his contract. Odds are he stays with the Yankees. But as the calm one said, that’s something to be analyzed at the end of the year.