Cashman also denied a rumor started by Keith Olbermann Wednesday afternoon that the Yankees and Miami Marlins were already having trade discussions concerning Alex Rodriguez. Marlins closer Heath Bell was the name thrown about the most. Bell signed a free agent deal prior to the season with Miami and was a total bust.
The Yankees GM denied having any contact with other team's GM's outside of receiving congratulatory texts and meetings with Orioles GM Dan Duquette and Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski (and the umpires) prior to each playoff series.
He also confirmed that the idea of sitting Rodriguez was discussed within the organization (presumably at least Randy Levine and Hal Steinbrenner, in addition to Cashman and Joe Girardi.)