Cashman came on Monday to have a private discussion. On Tuesday they felt the need to address the struggling team as a group, and the message was positive but emphasized the urgency to face a 21-20 team that had 19 games entering that night’s action Was dropped from 15.
“Now every time, when I think it is appropriate, I will not be afraid to gather and discuss the troops. Obviously there are things you want to touch, ” said Cashman.
The GM’s message was reminding that the person who brought the players to the Bronx was not leaving them.
“Just remind them, first and foremost, that I believe in them. I put the club together with my staff, and everyone is here for a reason,” said Cashman. “Sure. Doing that they know where they need to go back. I took the opportunity to do this from time to time and see if it helps. The bottom line is that we are on our own, no help is coming, and the challenge. Have to find a way to get through this storm. ‘
In 2009, Joe Girardi’s team was struggling and Cashman flew to Atlanta to talk to the players. Whether or not listening to GM helped, the Yankees immediately started playing better.
Cashman addressed the team, saying, “When there is a season problem, I do it when necessary.” “But it is rare that I have to bring the whole group together, but the circumstances we find ourselves in right now are clearly rare.” This is not something we are accustomed to, this kind of slide. We are used to better baseball and our fans deserve better baseball than this. Just try to shock the system and try to get us back on track. ”
Cashman sees the effort, but it is a results-oriented business.
“The effort is clearly there, the results have not followed. Touchpoints are making sure their pregame checklist, their preparation process, is still in play, and if they continue to implement, our good over time. Service has taken place. We can get back on track, “Cashman said.” We need it sooner than later in this short season. In a 60-game sprint, no margin for error. No, whether it is injuries playing a role or underperformance playing a role, in our case it is both. We have to navigate it ASAP. ”