When the 2017 Yankees season ends, major decisions on impending free agents must be made by general manager Brian Cashman.

That, of course, assumes Cashman is back to be the person making critical decisions with a roster poised for big things in the next few years.

Cashman, Yankees GM since 1997, is set to be a free agent when the season concludes. While the practice of letting coaches (manager Joe Girardi is a soon-to-be free agent as well) and executives play out their contract isn't something new in the Bronx, Cashman's status around Majoe League Baseball could add a layer of intrigue to contract negotiations this fall.

ESPN's Buster Olney speculated that another team -- possibly the Miami Marlins -- could try to poach Cashman with a record-breaking offer in the fall.