Could Brian Cashman leave the Yankees for Derek Jeter’s Marlins?
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is in the final year of a three-year deal signed in 2014. While there has been no indication that Cashman has entertained any notion of leaving the Yankees, there is speculation that he could be possibly lured out of the Bronx by none other than Derek Jeter.
The Yankees icon heads an ownership group set to purchase the Miami Marlins franchise from Jeffrey Loria for a reported $1.2 billion. Jeter is expected to run both the baseball and business sides of the organization. Convincing Cashman to join the team as potentially the President of Baseball Operations would be a bold, savvy and attention-grabbing move by Jeter.
FanRag Sports’ Robert Murray issued the following intriguing nugget concerning whispers in MLB circles that Cashman could conceivably bolt from the Yankees should Jeter make an enticing offer.
No one directly involved in the situation will comment on it, and it remains to be seen whether Cashman entertains the idea of leaving the Yankees. But that hasn’t stopped people in the game from talking.
“Cashman’s contract is over at the end of the year with the Yankees…what if Jeter blows him away money-wise and makes him president of baseball operations in Miami,” one person outside of the situation asked.
While the rumors mentioned above are speculative at best, the notion that Cashman would be interested in potentially teaming up with Jeter isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility.
That said, Cashman has done an admirable job of rebuilding the organization and the efforts have been rewarded with the Yankees (70-60) now in the hunt for a spot in the postseason after missing out in three of the past four seasons.
The Yankees now boast a rebuilt and revamped roster loaded with youth as opposed to one dominated with aging veterans and bloated contracts.
But the lure of a new challenge and a change of scenery — Cashman has been the Yankees GM since 1998 — could prove to be too intriguing an offer to pass up. Still, there’s no indication Jeter is even considering such a move at this point.