There's a bit of uncertainty surrounding the Yankees this off-season, most of it having to do with the makeup of their rotation. (For example, what's going to happen with CC Sabathia? And how hard will they go after C.J. Wilson?) But the future of Brian Cashman in New York doesn't seem to be very much in doubt. The general manager's contract is up at the end of the month, but the Yankees have said they want him back, and he's said he wants to return. Will he be in line for a raise, especially considering the contract that Theo Epstein will reportedly get from Cubs? You'd think so. But Cashman doesn't seem too worried about getting a deal done before his current one expires on October 31.
From Bryan Hoch:
"It'll get done between now and Oct. 31st, I'm sure," Cashman said. "I can't promise, but I think that's what everybody expects. I know it's something that everybody has to follow. But that's not a pressing circumstance, as far as something I'm worried about right now."
Meanwhile, another pair of contracts are up: Those of polarizing radio announcers John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman. The Yankees' radio deal with WCBS expired at the end of this season, and team's radio home in 2012 could impact who winds up calling the games. For reasons we explained back in June, we wouldn't mind if they returned. But nothing can happen until the Yankees have a new radio deal in place, though according to Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record, "[a] decision on the Yankees' radio home could be made shortly after the World Series." Barring any postponements, by the way, the latest the World Series can end is October 27.