NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Yankees usually don’t entertain extension talks while a player is still under contract. But with stars Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson set to come off the books after next season, general manager Brian Cashman just might make an exception.
“We don’t do stuff in-season, but this winter we’ll be forced to look at these things,” Cashman told reporters Sunday. “It doesn’t mean anything will happen from it, but we’ll be forced to look at it.”
Could this be a shift in thinking for a franchise that let the contracts of Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter expire in recent years?
“We can do whatever we want, when we want in terms of if we want to change our policy,” said Cashman. “I’m not saying we’re changing it, but we did approach Russell Martin about an extension before the season started. Regardless, there’s no game plan in place other than acknowledging we’re going to have to look at it.”
But Cashman has the trade deadline to worry about for now, though it seems the Yankees might not be too active leading up to it. Cashman said the cost to upgrade this year “is pretty ugly,” and might not be worth “shooting all the bullets” for short-term help.
“We have a championship-caliber team,” he said. “I’m not sure how much better we can make it, to be honest.”
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