BUFFALO — General supervisor Brian Cashman is looking for solutions to elucidate why the Yankees are hovering round .500 and threatening to develop into also-rans within the AL East.
But he’s assured supervisor Aaron Boone and his teaching workers are not the issue.
“Losing invites scrutiny on us all,’’ Cashman said prior to Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays at Sahlen Field. “We are all in this together. We made this bed and we’re gonna sleep in it and make sure we find a way to fix this together.”
That goes for Boone, in addition to hitting coach Marcus Thames, who additionally has taken warmth for the lineup’s continued incapability to supply on a constant foundation.
Cashman made it clear he was talking just for himself and may very well be overruled by somebody above him, however he made a degree to notice that in over 20 years of operating the Yankees, he has by no means fired a coach or supervisor throughout the season.
“We’ve had a lot of trials and tribulations and we’ve had roller-coaster rides,” Cashman stated. “We’ve had underperformance on the major league roster from time to time and we’ve had a lot of success. We are in this together. It’s the same coaching staff and the same manager that’s had a lot of success here. Ultimately, we are charged with finding a way to fix what’s ailing us and that responsibility is on me and I don’t intend to let us fail.”
So far, there haven’t been any solutions to elucidate why a usually fearsome offense has been center of the pack — and that’s solely as a result of of some slight enhancements of late.
Despite Cahsman’s insistence he isn’t going to fireside anybody, he referred to as the offense the workforce’s “biggest frustration” resulting from an “extended period of time of poor results from people capable of so much more.”
Cashman believes the shortage of hitting is at the least half of the explanation the Yankees’ baserunning has been so dangerous, with gamers attempting to do an excessive amount of on the basepaths as a result of runs are at a premium.
The Yankees entered Tuesday having been thrown out on the bases an MLB-high 31 instances, uncharacteristic for the group and a difficulty Cashman referred to as “perplexing.”
But the offense would be the focus, as a result of that’s “supposed to be our calling card. Trying to figure that out has been a difficulty.”
Cashman stated he’ll proceed to search for methods to enhance the roster, from discovering a middle fielder to switch Aaron Hicks, who’s out for the season following wrist surgical procedure, to taking a look at methods to enhance all areas of the workforce.
“It’s frustrating,’’ Cashman said. “I certainly didn’t expect to be in this position at this stage. We have a lot of season left and a chance to fix it. It’s up to me to fix it.”
As the July 30 non-waiver commerce deadline will get nearer, Cashman stated he expects extra gamers to develop into out there. If a high-priced addition turns into an possibility, he stated he’ll go to possession to see if that participant is within the finances.
But Cashman added he continues to consider not solely in Boone and his workers, but in addition within the roster he constructed.
“It is easy to throw somebody under the bus,’’ Cashman said. “It’s not something I believe in. It doesn’t mean I’m not willing to make changes if I felt they were warranted, but I don’t feel they’re warranted. This is something we all believed in when we started, but I also know I have to attack this with some urgency.”
Boone, requested if he felt stress with the workforce underperforming and the GM making an look on the street, stated he did.
“Certainly, I’m feeling the pressure,’’ the manager said. “It’s been a hard year. We got off to a very difficult start the first few weeks of the season. We righted the ship and then the last couple weeks have been tough. I wear that. I feel that. You care about what’s going on. You care about the guys in that room. I think you’re not human if you don’t feel that.”
Boone will get his likelihood to determine it out.
“We’ve got really good coaches that know what they’re doing and I think we have a really good manager who knows what he’s doing,’’ Cashman said. “That doesn’t mean you’re gonna get the results you want. You’ve got to stay at it. We’re in this together and I’m trying to figure this thing out. We have what it takes in this clubhouse already.”