Brian Cashman spoke to the AP's Ronald Blum in response to Hank Steinbrenner's remarks from Thursday. Steinbrenner infered that he would like to form an advisory group to help make decisions, perhaps taking some power away from Cashman.

"At the end of the day, I definitely without a doubt believe that as owners, they need to set up a structure they're comfortable with," Cashman told Blum. "Simple as that."

"I'm certainly not going to make this about me. I do have an advisory board: It's my manager; it's my coaching staff; it's our pro scouting director; it's our farm director; it's our amateur scouting director."