New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is back to defend director Aaron Boone of April after the team’s 5-10 start to a campaign that has yet to get out of hand, but sees the Bronx Bombers head to Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels losing four straight and holding on. an unfortunate 40-38 record.
In order Greg Joyce of the New York Post, Cashman acknowledged Tuesday afternoon that he “sucks right away” but added that he is not yet ready to make a leadership change.
“This is not an Aaron Boone issue and this is not a staff coaching issue,” Cashman explains. “They do what needs to be done, but we don’t get the results we need. They’ve got my support. We’re in this together.”
After Monday’s loss to the Angels, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton went on to fight for his manager when he spoke to reporters. “There’s always one to point out, whether it deserves it or not,” Stanton said, according to him Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com.
“We’re the ones who exhibit, so you can’t put that (Boone). We’re the ones who climb up and have the opportunity to turn that around. I don’t think it’s fair to put that blame on him.”
The Yankees started Tuesday night following the top spot in the Boston Red Sox for 7.5 games, and one wonders if Cashman will have more patience if that deficit doesn’t decrease by the next All-Star break.