So on Tuesday, at the MLB general managers meeting , when Pinstripes' GM Brian Cashman barked at the media, "I think we’re pretty f–king good, personally. I’m proud of our people," it is hard to take the 25-year veteran GM seriously. Cashman's comments were so out of touch and defensive, Yankees fans had better prepare for a long winter of nothing.
Being the New York Mets manager has never been an easy task. It rarely promises a career of longevity, no matter how well you do. Most recently, Buck Showalter was fired one year after winning the National League Manager of the Year award.
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge accepted the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player that displays the highest character and embarks on true philanthropic efforts. Many around the game consider it baseball's greatest honor.
You will get little argument from anyone that Buck Showalter knows the game of baseball inside-and-out. At 67, Showalter could easily get another thankless MLB managerial job, dependent on over-paid players, under the microscope of social media's thirst for coaches' blood. Sounds fun?
New York Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman is going to have a busy off-season. Never has the baseball executive's leadership of the storied franchise been more in question. Are the Bronx Bombers stale? Is their organizational strategy antiquated? Does the front office need help fixing this team?