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Yankees, Brian Cashman Nearing Deal

As expected, the New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman are making progress towards a deal that would keep Cashman in the Bronx, according to Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger.

A sign that negotiations are wrapping up: Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner met with general manager Brian Cashman at Yankee Stadium today.

The parties are on track to complete negotiations this week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, who requested anonymity because they are not allowed to speak publicly. Cashman's current contract expires on Oct. 31.

Unless things get dramatically worse in negotiations, expect Brian Cashman to be retained by the Yankees.

The 44-year-old Brian Cashman has spent his whole baseball career with the Yankees organization, and held the general manager position since 1998. Though he is considered one of the better general managers in baseball, the critics wonder how much success Cashman would have running a small-market team.