Yankees Rumors: New York Preparing To Make Brian Cashman League's Highest-Paid GM?

The New York Yankees are getting ready to take on the Houston Astros in the ALCS on Friday, and the man in charge of constructing that roster is in line for a major pay raise.

General manager Brian Cashman's contract is up after the season and New York could make Cashman the highest-paid GM in the league in order to keep other teams from poaching him, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

Great time to grab one the of best GMs in baseball? Cashman's contract is expiring. While we believe Randy Levine and Hal Steinbrenner will re-up Cashman and make him the highest-paid GM in the game (yes, even more than Epstein's $10 million per year), there's an opportunity for a team (hello, Marlins and Braves) to step in and create a little competition.

New York's resurgence is already a year ahead of schedule thanks to the stellar play of young stars like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, and Didi Gregorius, but they're facing a crucial offseason in which moves will need to be made to keep the momentum going.

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka can opt out of his contract this summer and manager Joe Girardi's contract expires after the season. New York also plans to make a run at Japanese star Shohei Otani and have contemplated making a trade for Manny Machado, among other things. Safe to say, this offseason is shaping up to be a busy one for the Yankees.

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Cashman has been the general manager of the Yankees since 1998, winning four World Series titles (1998, 1999, 2000, 2009) in that time while never finishing with a losing record.

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