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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

New York GM Brian Cashman blunt about state of struggling Yankees

- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn’t beating around the bush about the performance of the Bronx Bombers.

“We suck right now,” Cashman said ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. “As bad as we can be.”

However, for the third time this season, Cashman offered support behind manager Aaron Boone and the coaching staff.

“This is not an Aaron Boone problem,” Cashman said. “This is not a coaching staff problem.”

Cashman shifted the blame away from Boone toward himself.

“It’s easy from my chair to say, ‘Let me throw something overboard to just satisfy the masses.’ It’s harder to actually stick with what you’ve got because you believe in it,” he said. “These people care. They’re working their ass off. They’re really good at what they do. We’re not getting the results. I’m the head of baseball operations. That’s more on me than them.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 29, 2021 at 07:10 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: June 29, 2021 at 07:28 PM (#6026923)
I thought the reality pipe had been taken away.
   2. villageidiom Posted: June 29, 2021 at 08:30 PM (#6026938)
You're thinking of the objective pipe.

The reality pipe is filled with sort of an angry sludge. It is being smoked by Hal Steinbrenner.
   3. Howie Menckel Posted: June 29, 2021 at 08:46 PM (#6026940)
sports talk radio callers and hosts here are going with "Yawnkees"
   4. Rough Carrigan Posted: June 30, 2021 at 09:13 AM (#6027010)
Can't we just live in the moment and enjoy things?
The yankees are somewhat lousy. Take a deep breath. Soak it in.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: June 30, 2021 at 02:24 PM (#6027033)
Is there beef between the front office and the players? could be concerning
   6. The Honorable Ardo Posted: June 30, 2021 at 02:54 PM (#6027040)
Cashman needs a blunt.
   7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 30, 2021 at 03:05 PM (#6027044)
"And our fans," Cashman added. "Oh my God, our fans are the worst. Half of them think they're the greatest people on earth because they have almost as much money as their daddy had, and the other half are goombahs from Yonkers who think they're winners because they root for the Yankees, even though they're still wearing Members Only jackets. Wait, this is off the record, right?"
   8. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: June 30, 2021 at 05:03 PM (#6027071)
The Yankees are somewhat lousy.

Their winning percentage is .519...exactly what it was in 2014 and 2016, so it's not like this some historically disastrous season like 1966 or 1990. Hell, half the fans in the league (including me) would kill to have their team at 41-38!
   9. Ron J Posted: June 30, 2021 at 05:30 PM (#6027077)
#8 Wouldn't worry. It's highly likely that the Tigers will win at least 41 games this year.
   10. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: June 30, 2021 at 06:02 PM (#6027089)
Cashman did something nice, making a 70 year old woman an honorary bat woman for a game, the other day. She applied to be a bat girl 50+ years ago and was denied, presumably because of her gender. She got to sit in the dugout with the team during the game. Very nice.


edit...in full uniform...and she threw out the first pitch.
   11. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: June 30, 2021 at 06:15 PM (#6027091)
#8 Wouldn't worry. It's highly likely that the Tigers will win at least 41 games this year.


How about the Diamondbacks?
   12. Ron J Posted: June 30, 2021 at 06:39 PM (#6027096)
Moderately likely is as far as I'd go.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: June 30, 2021 at 07:31 PM (#6027111)
Hmmm ... the DBacks. 15-13 at one point, 7-46 since. That shouldn't be possible. They are exactly halfway through so on pace for 44 wins. But it seems unlikely they've got another 15-13 run in them. Of course it seems unlikely they could really be as bad as 7-46 ... but if they are, they keep up that pace, they'll finish on 32-33 wins. They've only been outscored by 120 during this run so should probably have about 14 wins. Most of their wins have been by a healthy margin, they are 1-15 in 1-run games in that stretch.

That Lovullo still has his job is amazing.
   14. The Duke Posted: June 30, 2021 at 10:20 PM (#6027139)
Cardinals just got done with them and they are managed very poorly. Cardinals took a lot of extra bases which led to several runs, they made odd pitching choices (lefty facing righty, not doing too badly, take him out and bring a different lefty in), they had a chance to break one game wide open and left the pitcher in to hit with base loaded . Pitcher stood there with bat on shoulder and took three straight strikes. Said pitcher got shelled later on. Sacrificed a guy from second to third with no one out for no apparent reason.

I will say this - I think it’s a good team if Gallen and Bumgarner come back. They’ve actually got some good ball players and play hard (if ineffectively). I think the core team is a .500 team. Don’t know why they have collapsed so badly.
   15. Gator Guy Posted: July 01, 2021 at 11:04 AM (#6027203)
The Yankees are not the worst baseball team I've ever seen. They just play the worst baseball I've ever seen.
   16. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 01, 2021 at 02:11 PM (#6027240)
That Lovullo still has his job is amazing.

I remember Bill James saying once, "They'll forgive a terrible manager, but not a mediocre one". If a team is, say, 75-87, it's easy to find six games that they could've won to get to .500...but if they're 52-110, what can you say?
   17. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: July 01, 2021 at 02:51 PM (#6027251)
Is Lovullo a bad manager? The DBacks were pretty good for a couple of years there his first few years then last year was blah but hey, 2020. Now they are...whatever the #### this is. Are they just a shitty team with a good manager or a shitty team with a bad manager?
   18. Nasty Nate Posted: July 01, 2021 at 06:09 PM (#6027283)
Yankees are now 9 games back.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: July 01, 2021 at 10:58 PM (#6027345)
Is Lovullo a bad manager? The DBacks were pretty good for a couple of years there his first few years then last year was blah but hey, 2020. Now they are...whatever the #### this is. Are they just a shitty team with a good manager or a shitty team with a bad manager?


No clue, I will flat out state, that arguably the worst managing I've seen in my life of watching baseball was this three game series against the Diamondbacks with Lovullo managing. There are really no words to describe his actions. And remember I watched a decade of Whitey Herzog, and had Torre as a manager of my team... so I've seen bad managers trying to over think, or bad managers trying to let the players play.... but never seen what I witnessed with Lovullo this week. (I mean Vern Rapp was always my go to as worst manager I've ever seen... and I'm pretty sure the D-backs manager was worse than that)
   20. Rough Carrigan Posted: July 02, 2021 at 10:50 PM (#6027509)
Are you calling Whitey Herzog in his cardinal years a bad manager? I went to Washington University in St. Louis in the 1980's and I thought Herzog was a huge step up from the Sox managers that I'd seen.

In '82 he basically had a rotation of two guys, Andujar and Forsch, who started on a regular schedule and five other guys who made spot starts to fill the other 3 days of the rotation. Don Zimmer would look like a drooling zombie in five minutes (well, even more like one) if he tried to figure out how to do that. John McNamara would've complained that the organization was setting him up to fail. You think you know bad managers?
   21. GregD Posted: July 02, 2021 at 10:56 PM (#6027511)
. And remember I watched a decade of Whitey Herzog, and had Torre as a manager of my team... so I've seen bad managers trying to over think, or bad managers trying to let the players play.


A plus trolling here by a cardinals fan

Really chef’s kiss on this

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