With Brian Cashman already back in New York, team president Randy Levine briefly held court this afternoon. The bulk of the conversation was predictably about Derek Jeter.
“He’s a baseball player,” Levine said. “It’s a player negotiation. Everything he is and who he is gets factored in. This isn’t a licensing deal or a commercial rights deal. He’s a baseball player. With that said, you can’t take away who he is. He brings a lot to the organization, and we bring a lot to him.”
Otherwise, Levine didn’t say much we don’t already know.
Cashman flew back to New York to resume his pitching coach interviews. Levine said he expects Cashman to check in with Jeter’s camp soon, if he hasn’t already.
“I haven’t heard anything about Mariano,” he said.