The Yankees are looking like a team on a mission this offseason, and re-signing Brian Cashman was the first big move towards sending this franchise back to the post season.

The Yankees gave Cashman a three year deal that will extend his tenure with the Bombers through the 2011 season.

In an article by Bryan Hoch, of, Cashman acknowledged the great responsibility that comes with running the greatest franchise in sports history:

"I know I've said it before, but it's an incredible opportunity and honor to hold the title of general manager for the New York Yankees," Cashman said. "With it comes a great responsibility to ownership, the people who wear the uniform and our fan base. I've got a job to finish here. That's the bottom line."

Cashman has a lot of work to do this offseason; rebuild the rotation, strengthen the bench, and decide what to do with aging veterans Jason Giambi, Bobby Abreu, Hideki Matsui, Andy Pettite, Mike Mussina, and Johnny Damon.

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