Well that didn't take long. Via Buster Olney, the Yankees and Brian Cashman have "begun the process of constructing a new contract" only a few days after the end of another disappointing postseason-less season. There had been reports for a while that the Steinbrenners were committed to bringing Cash back and this newest report certainly confirms that. Cash's current contract was not up until the end of October, so there was time for ownership to explore other options if they felt the need. The quickness with which they are beginning talks for a new deal suggests they support Cash fully and are more interested in getting down to the real offseason business. I don't know whether that's a good or bad thing considering how poorly constructed these last 2 teams have been, but we'll have to wait and see about that. The Yanks can't do anything this offseason without a GM and it sounds like they're on their way to locking their incumbent one up.