The New York Yankees are one of the few MLB franchises with a fan base that expects a title, or at least a World Series appearance, every year.
The wait becomes excruciating for fans every year, considering they haven’t gone to the Fall Classic in 13 years.
With each passing season, there is more and more pressure on the players, the manager, and those making the decisions in the front office.
Boone, the skipper, understands what’s at stake every time he puts on his uniform.
“Aaron Boone says the #Yankees are ‘relentless’ in their pursuit to get better and try to win a championship: ‘We’re always searching for as perfect a team and roster we can get. There’s always challenges to that … we’re constantly looking at where we can get better,’” SI.com’s Max Goodman tweeted on Friday, during Boone’s press conference.
Aaron Boone says the #Yankees are “relentless” in their pursuit to get better and try to win a championship:
“We’re always searching for as perfect a team and roster we can get. There’s always challenges to that … we’re constantly looking at where we can get better.”
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) November 4, 2022
The Yankees Have Been Outclassed
Boone always says the right words, but the truth is the Yankees have fallen well behind the Houston Astros in the American League, whether they like to admit it or not.
The Astros develop more stars, find more solutions from within, extend the right players, and have replacements for those who walk.
They take a mediocre pitcher and find the recipe to make him great, and that’s because their organization has prepared people making the decisions.
Not only that, but other organizations are also catching up.
Brian Cashman is a solid general manager, and Boone isn’t a bad skipper: the Astros have just been better for longer.
The Yanks need to find that edge that allows them to built better organizational depth and produce more MLB contributors.
It’s fine that they are always in the pursuit of getting better, but it’s time for them to find the formula.