Yankees should also send Brian Cashman packing
It’s noteworthy that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has never made a midseason firing before. He even told Bryan Hoch once that he doesn’t believe in the practice, preferring to evaluate seasons in the whole.
So what changed?
Well, it seems a whole lot more palatable to fire someone in the middle of the season when waiting could mean your own firing. Cashman is making decisions like a man on the hot seat and the first of his scapegoats has been offered up.
It’s pretty clear that the pressure is on Cashman to deliver better results. After all, it’s his roster that is underperforming. Why shouldn’t he be feeling the pressure? The buck stops with him.
Cashman made the personnel decisions that are currently weighing down the squad. He brought on Josh Donaldson. He picked the other underperforming veterans for this squad.
It’s been over a decade since he’s put together a World Series-winning roster despite spending an enormous amount of money in that span. You can only live off World Series victories for so long.