Before Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, the New York Yankees are 40-38 and in fourth place of the tough AL East. General manager Brian Cashman talked to the media again before the contest, and reassured that he has faith in manager Aaron Boone and his coaching staff to turn things around.
Cashman did, however, acknowledge that the Yankees aren’t having a good time at the moment. “We suck right now, as bad as you can be. Trying to knock ourselves out of that is obviously the effort. Until we get online and start flying high again, it’s going to look bad. It plays bad and it stinks to the high heavens,” he stated, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
The Yankees could use additions in the outfield, where they lost Aaron Hicks and have had to endure prolonged slumps by Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner, and Miguel Andujar. They could also improve the starting rotation given the uncertainty surrounding the return of injured stars Luis Severino and Corey Kluber.
The Yankees are not close to completing any trades
Cashman, however, was asked if he was close to any trade and he said: “no, not right now. Whenever and if ever something presents itself that I can pull down, we’ll be able to do something. Other than that, it’s just conversations right now that we’re trying to push through on.”
The next couple of weeks will be crucial for the Yankees, because Cashman didn’t rule out the possibility of being sellers at the deadline if they aren’t able to right the ship.
“If we fall like a stone, you have to regroup and reassess. We’re trying to fix what we’ve got, to self-correct what we have and add to it. But if it’s unworthy at some point, then you have to have different conversations,” he explained.
It would be a huge letdown to see the Yankees sell eventually, but they did it in 2016 and were highly competitive the very next year.
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