- The Yankees were barely able to keep their 82-80 record above .500 this year
- Their former bench coach Carlos Mendoza was recently hired as Mets manager
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman insists he is ‘proud’ of the team’s staff, claiming they are ‘pretty f****ng good’ despite wrapping up their worst season for 31 years.
‘I’m proud of our people and proud of our process,’ Cashman said. ‘It doesn’t mean we’re firing on all cylinders, it doesn’t mean we’re the best in class.
‘But I think we’re pretty f***ing good, personally. I’m proud of our people and I’m also looking forward to ’24 being a better year than ’23.’
Cashman also mentioned to reporters that other teams have regularly tried to pooch staff members from the Yankees, and cited the New York Mets hiring former bench coach Carlos Mendoza as manager.
The Yankees struggled to remain over .500 while obtaining a 82-80 record and the team’s worst record since 1992 in the 2023 season.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman emphatically defended the team’s staff while speaking Tuesday
He pointed to the Mets hiring ex-bench coach Carlos Mendoza as their new manager
Cashman also defended some of the teams transactions that haven’t worked out over the years and mentioned that he ‘gets a kick out of’ people calling the deals for Joey Gallo and Sonny Gray bad moves.
‘Since Joey Gallo’s left us, who’s picked him up? Two playoff teams. Sonny Gray, he’s currently in the competition for a Cy Young Award,’ said Cashman.
Cashman also said he feels the Yankees are ‘victimized’ for ‘trying to go for it.’
He also sounded off on those who make criticisms of the team’s use of analytics and say the Yankees rely on analytics far too heavily.
‘No one is doing their deep dives, they’re just throwing bulls*** and accusing us of being run analytically. To be said we’re guided by analytics as a driver is a lie,’ said Cashman.
He went on to mention that the Yankees have the smallest analytic staff in the American League East.