The New York Yankees, one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball, have long been known for their passionate and devoted fan base. However, recent setbacks within the organization have left many fans disappointed. Moreover, the 2023 season could have been the last straw, as fans seem to have dropped their hopes.
The Yankee fans have made their resentment vocally clear all season long. From booing to protest nights, the supporters made sure they made their voices heard. While the Yankees’ leadership has turned deaf ears, a recent survey further demonstrates how the fans have started to lose confidence in the leadership’s decision-making abilities. Undoubtedly, things are not looking good for the Bombers.
Fans Feel Yankees’ Top Brass Incapable Of Making Sound Decisions!
The Athletic recently conducted a survey and sought the opinion of 5,789 Yankee fans on the team’s 2023 lost season. In three separate questions, the responders were asked to rank the competency of Yankees top brass consisting of owner Hal Steinbrenner, GM Brian Cashman, and skipper Aaron Boone. When asked to evaluate Steinbrenner’s management skills on a scale of 1-10, 25.8% of the fans voted for number 1, which is the lowest. This clearly suggests that Hal has been unable to recreate the charisma of his father, George Steinbrenner. The beloved fans no longer believe Hal can do the right thing going forward.
Further, the survey participants were asked to rate Brian Cashman’s roster construction ability. As predicted, 34% of the fans voted for number 1 on the 1-10 scale. Cashman’s trade and free agency decisions have remained a matter of concern for many years now. This year, too, the acquisition of Carlos Rodon and the lack of a significant move during the trade deadline led to a conflict between the fans as the latter hosted “Fire Cashman” night mid-season. Moving on to Aaron Boone, only 13.3% of the fans have confidence in his managing abilities, as they voted for number 6. Boone’s job has also come under scanner after the lost season. But so far, there have been no signs of any major scuffle, as the ownership still has some faith left in the skipper. Overall, the survey is a perfect testament to how the Yanks could soon lose their passionate fan base in the foreseeable future.
Aaron Boone-Brian Cashman Let Off The Hook By Hal Steinbrenner!
Speaking of leadership change, the fans are in for a disappointment. As much as they want to see new faces leading the charge, Hal Steinbrenner is resistant to change. The managerial duo of Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman attended a key huddle a few weeks ago. Moreover, the duo held a vote in key decisions. That suggests that they will determine the further course of action of the franchise.
At least for the 2024 season, Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman will remain a part of the leadership. Having said that, the front office has a huge task up their sleeves to fix the lost season. From the roster to the analytics department, everything will come under review to figure out the root cause of the problem. It remains unknown if the Yankees will succeed in their large-scale off-season deep dive analysis plan.