Yankees’ Brian Cashman On Red Sox Position: ‘I Have A Job Currently’

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The David Ortiz-to-New York debate is already raging.

With Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s contract expiring — and Theo Epstein reportedly jumping ship from Boston to Chicago — another will-he-or-won’t-he discussion is certainly about to heat up.

When asked about the possibility of joining the Red Sox on Wednesday, Cashman told the New York Post: “I have a job currently.”

Cashman’s contract is up at the end of the month. He has said that he’d liked to remain in the job he has held since 1998.

Should Cashman stay, he’ll have some big decisions to make. There’s Jorge Posada, whose four-year contract is up, and CC Sabathia with his opt-out clause.

And now, Big Papi is apparently thinking about the Big Apple.

In Boston, it appears the 37-year-old Epstein is set to leave the Red Sox with a year remaining on his contract as general manager and take over what is expected to be an expanded role with the Cubs, who have gone 103 years without a World Series championship.

Radio station WEEI in Boston and WFAN’s Jon Heyman cited unidentified sources in reporting that Epstein has agreed to a five-year deal.

The Cubs declined comment Wednesday and Red Sox officials could not be reached for comment. With Epstein at the helm, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series championship drought in 2004 and won the title again in 2007.

Is there any chance Cashman bolts for Boston? Yankees fans, be heard in the comments below…

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  1. dabooch says:

    Possada not a chance. CC sign him with a incentive, has to lose 100 pounds. Big Poppy money reach wants 15 mil worth 2.

  2. Mike says:

    Let Cashman go to Boston. He does not know pitching, that is proven. Too bad we couldn’t get Stick back in to fill that role again, now there’s your genius.

  3. Linda Dellacamera says:

    I DO NOT ORTIZ HERE. HE IS A RED SOX. I AM SICK OF THESE RED SOX PLAYERS WHEN THE TEAM IS DOWN AND FALLING APART USING THE YANKEES TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP THEN YOU NEVER HEAR FROM THEM AGAIN. HAS ANYBODY SEEN WADE BOGGS LATELY????

    HE IS JUST ANOTHER PLAYER OFF THE JUICE WHO IS STARTING TO BREAKDOWN. DON’T NEED ANOTHER AROD ON THE TEAM. GO OUT AND BRING ME A PAUL ONEIL TYPE. GOOD HITTER DON’T NEED ANYMORE HR HITTERS ON THIS TEAM. THEY CAN’T MOVE RUNNERS ALONG NOW.

    BIG PAPI STAY IN BOSTON WHERE YOU BELONG.

  4. peter shallcross says:

    I ewill pick him up at the airport

  5. Yanksfan says:

    Where exactly would Ortiz play in NY??? Arod and Montero already are due to split time at DH. Why would the Yanks even want an over the hill over paid over weight bat?

  6. BleacherCreature26 says:

    my hope is that both Papi and Cashman end up in Boston. I’m a die-hard Yankee fan, and I want NOTHING DO TO with either of them. Ortiz is WAY past his prime besides the fact that he’s a RED SOCK! i dont want him. Cashman is a below-average GM — he’d do absolutely nothing with an average payroll.. he makes too many mistakes.

    1. Red Dog says:

      BleacherCreature26, YOU’RE AN IDIOT!!!

      1st, you’re not a Yankees fan, probably a loser Mets fan because you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

      2nd. During Cashman’s tenure, the Yankees have won six American League pennants and four World Series championships.

      3rd, if you are a Yankees fan, I’m sure you’re one of those losers who complains yet jumped & screamed like the girl you are when the Yankees won those titles

      4th & more important, you’re STUPID!!!

  7. Ellen says:

    Just remember people that it’s a business to these guys and that’s all.

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