NEW YORK — Yankees normal supervisor Brian Cashman is not beating across the bush concerning the efficiency of the Bronx Bombers.
“We suck proper now,” Cashman mentioned forward of Tuesday’s sport towards the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium. “As dangerous as we may be.”
Nonetheless, for the third time this season, Cashman supplied help behind supervisor Aaron Boone and the teaching workers.
“This isn’t an Aaron Boone downside,” Cashman mentioned. “This isn’t a training workers downside.”
Cashman shifted the blame away from Boone towards himself.
“It is easy from my chair to say, ‘Let me toss stuff overboard to simply fulfill the plenty.’ It is tougher to really persist with what you’ve got obtained since you imagine in it,” he mentioned. “These individuals care. They’re working their ass off. They’re actually good at what they do. We’re not getting the outcomes. I am the top of baseball operations. That is extra on me than them.”
The Yankees are coming off their fourth straight loss, together with a three-game sweep by the Boston Red Sox and Monday night time’s loss to the Angels. The 40-38 Yankees are in fourth place within the American League East, 7 1/2 video games behind the first-place Purple Sox. Cashman mentioned the crew may very well be a vendor relatively than a purchaser on the commerce deadline if its efficiency fails to show round.
Proprietor Hal Steinbrenner has not been proud of the crew’s struggles up to now this yr, Cashman mentioned. The Yankees at present boast the second-largest payroll within the sport at $142,556,795 behind the top-spending Los Angeles Dodgers at $215,958,616.
“Everyone is annoyed by this,” Cashman mentioned. “Anyone who cares about this franchise, nobody cares greater than the proprietor as a result of they’ve invested in it. It is a legacy, and he is not getting what he deserves and what he paid for. So he is annoyed as properly.”