Cashman will get his treats by Halloween

Just an update of something we all have pretty well established. Yankees GM Brian Cashman will have a new contract by the time his current one expires at the end of the month.

"It will be done by Oct. 31," a Yankee official said.

This reiterated what we have reported earlier. The New York Post said Hal Steinbrenner and Cashman met at Yankee Stadium on Monday. So it is just a matter of when, not if, Cashman will be back.

It will happen before next Monday. The Yankees probably are waiting until after the World Series to announce it.