Yankees normal supervisor Brian Cashman calls this season ‘a catastrophe’


“I believe we’re all going to be evaluated, together with myself.”

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman gestures while speaking during a news conference.
New York Yankees normal supervisor Brian Cashman gestures whereas talking throughout a information convention earlier than a baseball recreation in opposition to the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in New York. AP Picture/Frank Franklin II

NEW YORK (AP) — In what amounted to a concession speech with the New York Yankees on the verge of their longest dropping streak in a century, normal supervisor Brian Cashman proclaimed the season “a catastrophe” and “a humiliation” that may result in job assessments of himself and supervisor Aaron Boone.

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New York (61-65), which started the season with baseball’s second-highest payroll at $275 million, ended its first nine-game dropping streak in 41 years by beating Washington 9-1 Wednesday evening on the power of Aaron Decide‘s first three-homer recreation. Nonetheless, the Yankees are on observe for his or her first dropping season since 1992.

“It’s been a catastrophe this season. Sure, undoubtedly a shock,” Cashman mentioned throughout a 22-minute pregame information convention. “We’re embarrassed by it.”

New York hit .176 throughout the slide with 21 runs however averted what would have been its first 10-game skid since Could 21 to June 6, 1913, in accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau.

“We’re actually clearly dissatisfied, annoyed, angered,” Cashman mentioned. “And that’s consultant from each side of this franchise from high to backside. And that features our gamers, too. They care. They’re preventing. I do know it doesn’t seem like that, however I might say when you attempt to put your self of their place, I don’t suppose anyone needs to exit in entrance of 40,000 folks and lay an egg, whether or not it’s individually or collectively as a group, as a result of then what comes with that’s fairly horrific.”

Cashman, 56, has been normal supervisor since 1998 and agreed final December to a four-year contract. The 50-year-old Boone took over as supervisor earlier than the 2018 season and has yet another assured season in a three-year deal that features a group choice for 2025.

“I believe we’re all going to be evaluated, together with myself,” Cashman mentioned.

New York is 9 1/2 video games again for the AL’s third and closing wild card, additionally trailing Toronto, Boston and the Los Angeles Angels.

“It’s important to be a realist with how far we’re again now from the wild card, who we’re chasing,” injured first baseman Anthony Rizzo mentioned. “We’re actually not out of it, however we’ve a really, very lengthy shot from being in it.”

Cashman and Boone met Friday with proprietor Hal Steinbrenner, who needs a wide-ranging analysis of the group.

After peaking at 36-25 on June 4, then Yankees went 24-40 over a stretch by which they have been final within the majors with a .220 batting common and 237 runs — 10 fewer than lowly Oakland.

“It’s all-consuming. That mentioned, you all the time attempt to have a degree of perspective that I actually do in my life,” Boone mentioned. “Faculty’s on the brink of begin, a pair going off to school and making an attempt to be as current as you will be there, too. So that you do attempt to separate, and I believe I’m first rate at it.”

Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t erupt at dropping managers within the method of his tempestuous father George, who modified managers 21 occasions from 1973-2008.

“He’s actually annoyed, clearly, as all of us are,” Boone mentioned. “However I believe we’re all on this collectively and share that form of identical feeling. So I don’t suppose he’s essentially pointedly indignant at me in these conferences.”

Notes: Earlier than the large evening, Decide was hitting .222 with 5 homers and eight RBIs in 22 video games since returning July 28 from a sprained proper huge toe. “If the compromise that he’s coping with is a dangerous scenario, then clearly that would be the dialog at the moment,” Cashman mentioned. “We’re not at the moment, however the playoff scenario. So we’ll see how the remainder of the season performs out.” … Rizzo was hitting .172 with one homer and 46 RBIs following a collision with San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. on Could 28, sustaining a concussion that was not recognized till he was placed on the injured checklist on Aug. 3. Rizzo took on-field batting follow, is scheduled to be examined by a health care provider subsequent week and thinks he’ll return this season. “I don’t suppose it’s a certainty or it’ll all be predicated on if he’s good to go,” Boone mentioned.