Correspondent Lee Sang-hee] New York Yankees manager Brian Cashman, 56, who has been silent in the face of criticism from fans, has spoken out about the team’s performance this season in public.온라인카지노

“Cashman used the word ‘disaster’ in a press conference with the media before the game, acknowledging the team’s failure this season,” the New York Post reported on 24 April.

“This season has been a disaster, and it’s been very surprising,” Cashman said, according to the media outlet. “Not just me, not just the Yankees players, not just the coaching staff, not just manager (Aaron Boone), not just people in our organisation, not even people on the outside looking in, did we expect this season to be the way it has been.”

New York Yankees’ Ben Roethlisberger (L) walks back to the dugout after the team’s loss to Boston on 21 April. /AFPBBNews=News1
The Yankees have spent a total of $279.36 million ($371.53 million) on payroll this season, ranking second in all of baseball in that category behind the New York Mets. However, their record has slipped to last place in the American League East with a 61-66 record and a .480 winning percentage as of 25 days. They have a whopping 18 games in hand on first-place Baltimore. Even escaping last place is not looking easy, as they are 6.5 games behind fourth-place Boston.

Recently, the Yankees have lost nine straight games for the first time in 41 years, and there’s no end in sight. If the season ends this way, the Yankees will have the distinction of failing to finish above .500 for the first time in 31 years since 1992.

Founded in 1903, the Yankees are one of the most popular franchises in Major League Baseball. Not only are they steeped in history, but they’ve also won the World Series a whopping 27 times. They have an overall record of 16,663 wins and 8066 losses, a winning percentage of 0.569.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they won the World Series four times, including three in a row, earning them the nickname the Evil Empire. However, since winning the World Series in 2009, they have not been able to recreate their glory days.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone (2nd left). /AFPBBNews=News1
Due to their shocking performance, the Yankees have been criticised by fans all season. Calls for the firing of manager Aaron Boone, 50, as well as Cashman, have been ongoing since the start of the season. Local media, including the New York Post, interpreted Cashman’s press conference as “an attempt to calm angry fans by admitting his own failures when he had nowhere else to turn.”

“There’s very little the Yankees can do at this point. Calling up a talented rookie may provide a temporary boost, but it can’t resurrect a season that has already failed,” and concludes, “Cashman has a lot of work to do in the upcoming offseason to prove that his self-admitted ‘disastrously unsuccessful season’ is just a one-off.”

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