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Report: Yankees haven’t offered extensions to Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman

The New York Yankees have enjoyed an organizational renaissance of sorts this season, or at least a return to respectability. But that hasn’t inspired the Yankees to offer contract extensions to its core leadership, namely manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, according to a report.

Interestingly, George A. King III of the New York Post adds in his reporting that “several key Yankees employees” lack contracts beyond this season.

General manager Brian Cashman, vice president of baseball operations Tim Naehring, manager Joe Girardi and all the big-league coaches are unsigned beyond the end of this year and none have received extension offers.

King’s report also notes that reports indicating Yankees vice president of player development Gary Denbo turned down a five-year extension offer from the team are false.

What makes that nugget so intriguing is that rumors have surfaced that Derek Jeter would be interested in having Denbo work under him with the Miami Marlins after the ownership transfer of the team is approved by MLB owners. Another rumor indicated Jeter also could be intrigued by the notion of bringing Cashman on board as well.

Cashman has engineered a top-to-bottom organizational overhaul, jettisoning aging veterans with bloated contracts and infusing the farm system with young talent. And the case can be made that Girardi has done an admirable job guiding a young major-league roster along as the Yankees (79-66) continue to be the top wild-card team in the AL.

That said, as noted by NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, the Yankees typically do not offer extensions until contracts expire, as was the case with both Cashman and Girardi during their last respective negotiations. There’s no reason to assume the case will be any different this time.