Monday, October 11, 2021


It's October, and we aren't watching the Yankees in the playoffs. That shouldn't be acceptable for this team or this fan base. It has been very easy to sit back and blame Aaron Boone for everything that went wrong this season because there was a lot. I still believe THE YANKEES NEED TO SAY BYE TO BOONE THE BONEHEAD! but he's not the only one who should be held accountable.

Boone managed with what he was given. I still believe he didn't know how to get the best out of the flawed roster he was given and that is his job....but what about that flawed roster? Brian Cashman shouldn't get a pass for that. He needs a reality check.

Honestly, Hal Steinbrenner needs to have an uncomfortable meeting with Cashman and give him a hard dose of reality. This is the last year on his contract, and he needs to figure it out is he wants to stay employed by the Yankees. For the past 12 seasons the Yankees have not made it to the World Series despite having the best resources available to him. He's had the highest or second highest payroll and STILL can't assemble the right team? Money has never been a restriction for this team, but the right baseball minds have been.

In recent years the Tampa Bay Rays have made it deep into the postseason with a payroll roughly 1/3 the size of the Yankees and still managed to assemble a competitive team. They have done a better job scouting and developing players with a miniscule payroll with the better baseball brains. There's no reason that Cashman can't overhaul his player development team, he just hasn't been forced to.

If he had been forced to long ago we never would've had to deal with trade acquisition duds this season like Joey Gallo or Andrew Heaney. Before that maybe someone smart enough would've told him not to extend Aaron Hicks who can't stay healthy and is nothing more than an outfield paperweight. The payroll he is fortunate to have cripples him.

So this needs to be a put up or shut up year for Cashman. He needs to make groundbreaking changes that improve this team. If not, Hal needs to find a new GM for 2023 and beyond. The Yankees window to win with their promising young kids from 2017 has closed and now it is time for Cashman to prove that he can compose a winning team....or he needs to go.

It's that simple. To hell with loyalty. Put up or shut up, Cashman! You shouldn't be allowed to stay if you can't do the job, we need someone who can. Free agents have a lot of pressure to deal with in their pending free agent years and Cashman's situation should be no different. You are in the hot seat, Cash. Nothing personal, it's just business and you gotta produce or you gotta go!

  --Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
     BYB Senior Managing Editor
    Twitter: @nyprincessj

1 comment:

  1. Cashman while making some great trades and super low FA signings does not make up for his terrible job of putting together a team that exots early every year. He needs to step up, the coaches need to be redone or replaced if we get a new manager.. CashmAn has 1/WS in the past 12 years and not even an losing appearance in one.
    It is sad , it is almost like the 80's again. Maybe it was Joe Torre that made it work and not Cashman.
    Changes need making.


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