Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager of 26 years, faced the wrath of the fans this season. His questionable trade decisions, accompanied by lack of accountability, fumed the passionate fans to the point where they organized a “Fire Cashman” night to demand his immediate exit.
However, Hal Steinbrenner’s increased closeness and blind faith in the GM will keep him in the office for the foreseeable future. Regardless, Cashman will have to face the song sometime this off-season. The alleged post-season press conference is yet to take place, but ahead of that, the general manager could break his silence during a key huddle.
Brian Cashman Expected To Speak To Press At Crucial GMs Meet!
It has been a month since the New York Yankees wrapped up their 2023 season. However, the front office is yet to speak up. Rumors of an alleged post-season press conference from Hal Steinbrenner are doing rounds. But so far, no confirmation on the same has been received. Meanwhile, the fans are losing patience. Off-season is upon us, and they demand some sense of accountability for the 2023 debacle and updates on the team’s off-season plans. It’s important for the front office to reinstill faith in the fanbase’s heart before they lose their confidence and support permanently. Having said that, before Steinbrenner, the Yankee fans can hear from GM Brian Cashman as the latter is set to attend a scheduled general manager’s meeting in Arizona this week.
The press will also mark their presence, and Brian Cashman could speak to the reporters. But will he spill out the Yankees’ off-season plans? That remains to be seen. But the GM has to offer something to the fans after prolonged silence. The supporters who cash out money to turn up to the game in Yankees stadium deserve to know what unfolds behind the scenes. Their morale has plummeted, with no hopes of a better season in 2024. Thus, Cashman must offer a promise or a hope of a better future. He can share small insights without specific details about the team’s off-season plans, including trade and free agency plans. Overall, Cashman needs to step in on behalf of the front office to take charge. He is currently facing unprecedented times and must approach the situation carefully.
Yankees Make Crucial Moves As Off-Season Kicks Off!
As soon as the off-season set in, the New York Yankees set their off-season plan in motion. In a first and bold move, the Yanks waived as many as six players from the active 40-man roster. German, Cordero, and McKinney, along with three others, were placed on outright waivers with immediate effect. If unclaimed by Monday, these six non-tender candidates can enter unrestricted free agency.
Additionally, the Yankees reportedly hired a third-party analytics company called Zelus Analytics. The sports analytics company will conduct an audit of the franchise’s analytical system and compare it with others to figure out where Yanks needs to improve. So far, only the analytical department will come under the scanner, with the focus solely being on numbers and not personnel.