The New York Yankees‘ AL Championship Series loss is still making a lot of noise within the fan base.
They can’t seem to understand how a team with a $265 million payroll was beaten down so badly by the Houston Astros.
They fail to comprehend why the Astros have knocked them out of the playoffs in the last six years.
Naturally, they are still mad and grieving.
They want to see their team compete, and right now, they seem light-years behind Houston.
Things need to change in the Bronx in order for them to catch up.
Who stays and who goes?
That’s a very good question and one that invites debate over Twitter.
“These people should no longer be employed by the New York Yankees: Brian Cashman, Aaron Boone, Josh Donaldson, Aroldis Chapman, Aaron Hicks, IKF. Time for a change. Or the fans should stop showing up to support the team,” senior fantasy analyst for Sports Illustrated Michael Fabiano tweeted.
These people should no longer be employed by the New York Yankees:
Time for a change. Or the fans should stop showing up to support the team.
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) October 24, 2022
Who Stays And Who Goes?
Cashman has been the Yanks’ general manager for several years now, but after the dynasty years and a sole title in 2009, he hasn’t been able to bring much playoff success lately.
The problem may not be as much Cashman, but the fact that owner Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t follow many of his recommendations because it implies spending more than he probably wants to.
Boone has won lots of games in the regular season, but the playoffs remain a pending challenge for him.
His management of the bullpen is mediocre, yet players trust and like him.
Both Cashman and Boone are far from perfect, but some of the blame should reside in Steinbrenner too.
As for the players, Fabiano listed the ones who make sense to explore moving.
Chapman is a free agent, but the other ones remain under contract and trading them could be a challenge.
It’s a crucial offseason for the Yanks.