GM Brian Cashman continues to ‘imagine strongly’ in Aaron Boone, New York Yankees amid struggles

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are 5-14 in August, drawing the ire of their total fan base, whereas supervisor Aaron Boone is publicly exhibiting his frustration by slamming tables in information conferences.

However Yankees basic supervisor Brian Cashman didn’t hesitate to face behind the slumping membership on Monday.

“The group has my belief,” Cashman mentioned. “I believe strongly in them and I think they are still capable of everything we’ve ever hoped and dreamed, but we have to weather the storm first and foremost.”

In latest days, Yankees followers made each Cashman and Boone the topic of their anger after the membership’s struggles. On prime of the offense struggling to provide, right-hander Frankie Montas has posted a 9.00 ERA, permitting 14 runs in 14 innings pitched because the staff traded for him from Oakland. In the meantime, the staff traded Jordan Montgomery, who has posted a 0.54 ERA in three begins, permitting one run in 16⅔ innings pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals. Harrison Bader, who got here to New York from St. Louis, has but to play a sport due to accidents.

That mentioned, Cashman stood by Boone’s efficiency in latest weeks.

“I think he’s done a great job,” Cashman mentioned,. “I think he’s managed his players extremely well. … He’s even-keel. It’s important for our players to see that, because if he can keep his temperament the same, for the most part, they don’t see panic. It doesn’t mean he can’t lose his cool, which he will from time to time when necessary.”

The struggles of Montas early in his Yankees tenure contrasting with the success of Montgomery in St. Louis has introduced scrutiny to the Yankees strategy on the deadline. Cashman mentioned that Montas coming off a shoulder damage on prime of the latest dying in his household has affected his play on the sphere.

“You wouldn’t change the attempt to acquire him, but we were unaware of him being out of pocket,” Cashman mentioned. “So you add in being out for 10 to 12 days before his next start on top of him building back from being down for a period of time, and now transition to another club, he just hasn’t gotten out of the gates as well.”

Cashman additionally in contrast the struggles of this Yankees staff with the season-long disappointment of the 2021 staff, which got here in with World Collection expectations. Cashman mentioned this staff anticipated adversity however that the group has proven already that it may carry out at a prime stage.

“I believe in this group,” Cashman mentioned. “I know Aaron Boone believes in this group. I know our ownership believes in this group. It’s a good crew that’s dedicated, that’s hungry and that’s really talented, that’s just happened to play poorly for a little longer than maybe we would have expected based on how we got out of the gates the first three months. But I’m not going to just forget that.”