Brian Cashman’s contract was expiring at the end of the season, but there wasn’t any doubt the Yankees GM would remain with the team.
Now the club is finalizing a five-year deal that would be worth slightly more than $25 million, with the man who was named baseball’s Executive of the Year, the Daily News confirmed through a source on Friday afternoon.
The 50-year-old helped build a team that won 91 games and was one win away from reaching the World Series, adding players like Sonny Gray, Jaime Garcia, Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle.
He also helped pick Aaron Boone out of six candidates to become Yankees manager, replacing Joe Girardi.
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Cashman became the team’s GM in 1998 — his previous deal was for three years, $9 million.
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