Brian Cashman has planned a series of meetings this week, but his contract won’t be a topic of discussion. Cashman is holding his annual pro-scouting meetings this week in New York, and for Cashman, these meetings must happen before any plans are put in place.
“We’re not missing anything right now,” he said. “I’m doing my job on a daily basis… There is nothing (new) right now.”
Cashman said he might have some contract discussions with Hal Steinbrenner in the not-so-distant future, but those won’t necessarily involve a trip to Tampa. Those discussions “could be on the phone,” Cashman said.
For now, the focus is on the pro scouts who were given last week to go home, spend time with family and recharge after intense advance scouting for postseason preparation. This week is when the Yankees will begin to seriously look back and plan ahead.
“We assess ourselves,” Cashman said. “We assess our system. We assess the market that’s available to us. It’s all of it.”
Cashman wouldn’t comment on the status of CC Sabathia, but he said he has not yet spoken to guys like Eric Chavez, Freddy Garcia or Andruw Jones. He wouldn’t be ready to have those conversations until he’s finished with this week’s meetings.
Associated Press photo of Cashman talking to people who are absolutely not his pro scouts