NEW YORK – The New York Yankees are 6-14 in August, fueling frustrations among their fans and those of their manager Aaron Boone, who was recently seen to be patient at a press conference.
But general manager Brian Cashman, he did not hesitate Monday to line up behind his club despite the great drought.
« This group of players has my confidence, » Cashman said shortly before the Mets’ 4-2 win.
“I have great faith in them, and I still believe they are capable of what we had hoped and dreamed of. The first thing to do is calm the storm, however. »
Recently, Yankees fans poured their net on Cashman and Boone for the team’s misses. In addition to an offensive breakdown, right-hander Frankie Montas has a 9.00 ERA (14 ERAs in as many innings) since New York acquired the Oakland Athletics.
Meanwhile, Jordan Montgomery has moved on, and he’s had a blast with his new roster, thanks to a microscopic 0.54 ERA with the St. Louis Cardinals. Meanwhile, outfielder Harrison Bader has yet to make his debut for the Yankees.
Against us and against us, Cashman defends the work done by Boone in recent weeks.
« I think he did a great job, » he said. I think he managed his squad well. He is not impulsive. It’s important for our players to see that, because if he manages to keep the same temperament, they won’t see any panic. That doesn’t mean he can’t lose his temper, which will happen from time to time, when necessary. »
Montas’ setbacks upon his arrival with the Yankees and the contrast with Montgomery’s successes since leaving the Bronx have led to questions about Cashman’s approach to the trade deadline.
In this regard, the New York GM indicated that Montas was returning from shoulder surgery, and that he had recently been shaken by a death in his family.
Cashman compared the Yankees’ slump to the team’s 2021 run, which disappointed throughout the campaign after entering the schedule hoping to take it all. He insisted that his club “expected to have adversity sooner or later”, but that it had “already demonstrated its ability to perform at the highest level. »
“I believe in this band, and I know Aaron Boone believes in it too. This is also the case for our group of owners. They are a bunch of dedicated, hungry and very talented guys, despite the fact that they found themselves on a slightly longer losing streak than expected. I will not just forget the level displayed during the first three months of the season. »