Michael Kay questions Cashman’s fiery media meltdown in Nashville

Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Yankees voice Michael Kay

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The Yankees’ quest for their 28th World Series title is ongoing, accompanied by a soundtrack blending optimism and lingering frustration. Central to this narrative is Brian Cashman, the team’s general manager since 1998, a figure subject to both praise and scrutiny.

In a recent episode of the “Foul Territory” podcast, the esteemed Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay offered insights into Cashman’s notable outburst at the winter GM meetings. While acknowledging the inherent pressure and frustration associated with leading a team of the Yankees’ stature, Kay expressed reservations about the Yankees GM’s public display of anger.

“I understand where Cashman’s coming from,” Kay stated, “but the media treats him fairly. He’s not just any GM; he’s a Hall of Famer. He’s earned the respect he receives.”

Kay chides Cashman’s heated media address

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is seen just before speaking to reporters on November 7, 2023.
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Kay suggested that Cashman’s frustration might be directed toward a vocal minority on social media, those who “criticize every move he makes.” According to Kay, this negativity could overshadow successes and obscure the consistent performance of the Yankees’ analytics department, a department the Yankees GM passionately defended.

However, the disappointment of the 2023 season’s underwhelming conclusion lingers. Some fans, especially those viewing the analytics department as lagging behind other teams, hold Cashman responsible for the team’s recent struggles.

Under such pressure, the Yankees GM has not remained idle. Notable acquisitions like Juan Soto and Marcus Stroman underscore his commitment to improvement. The addition of another reliable pitcher to the rotation could further dispel doubts.

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In the end, the Yankees‘ future rests on Cashman’s ability to navigate the intense scrutiny of New York sports. Can he channel his frustration into a renewed drive for success? Can he steer the team towards the ultimate goal while quelling the chorus of criticism?

Only time will provide the answers. Yet, one certainty remains: the Yankees’ journey to the World Series will be marked by both cheers and jeers, with Cashman steadfastly guiding this emotional rollercoaster.

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One thought on “Michael Kay questions Cashman’s fiery media meltdown in Nashville

  1. I’ve always enjoyed hearing Michael Kay call games. He calls a nice game, and when the Yankees benefit from a bad call, he acknowledges that it was a bad call, and that gives Kay more credibility when he says the Yankees were the victim of a bad call.

    However, after reading the following quote from Michael Kay, I have to wonder what insipid mental disorder caused Kay to say that Cashman’s “not just any GM; he’s a Hall of Famer. He’s earned the respect he receives.” Excuse me? Someone call 9-1-1 & rush poor Michael Kay to the nearest ER.

    If Kay is correct, you can easily confirm that by doing the following. Go ask your manager or owner this question: “If I failed to do my assigned job for 14 straight years, would you fire me?” You already know the answer to that question, don’t ye?

    That’s what Cashman has done the past 14 years, since the Yankees last appeared in & won a World Series. EVER SEASON since 2010, Yankee management, including Brainless Brian, has told us that nothing less than a World Series appearance & win would constitute a good season, except Brainless Brian has Failed Miserably at that task for 14-years running.

    The Yankees, in fact, have Won just ONE World Series in the last 23 Years under Cashman’s Hall of Shame career, and that’s while operating under THE BIGGEST BUDGET IN BASEBALL over that span.

    Sportswriters frequently & Irrationally give Cashman credit for the Great Yankee Teams of 1999 through 2003, which HE INHERITED from the brilliant stewardship of Gene Michaels & Bob Watson as GMs. Cashman was NOT the “architect” of those championship teams, as some Cashman defenders claim in the press. He inherited that Brilliant Core from Micahels & Watson, and simply used Hal’s money to fill in a few holes.

    Saying Cashman was the “architect” of those teams is as Stupid as saying Hal was the “architect” of the wealth Hal Inherited from his dad, George.

    If you want to see how really dumb Brainless Brian is, try answering this query. Every GM who’s enjoyed a lengthy career of 25 years (like Cashman) has won at least one MAJOR trade OUTRIGHT in his career, even if just by dumb luck. Now, name the trade(s) Brainless Brian has won outright?

    Now, name the major trades Brian Cashman has LOST OUTRIGHT. Now there’s a daunting task, as the following indicates:

    * Several years ago, Cashman told reporters that the Yankees did NOT need any Lefty Power Hitters in their lineup because of the ability of their righty hitters. Then, a mere 60 games or so into that season, Cashman ran around with his hair on fire, screaming: “Oh, My God, Oh, My God, We Need Lefty Power Hitters!!!” And then he traded 4 prospects for a certifiable piece of dung with an attitude problem in Joey Gallo.

    * More recently, Cashman traded Montgomery for Bader. Ah, yes, I remember it well, Brainless Brian said Monty wasn’t a playoff-quality pitcher & shipped him out for an injured CF who couldn’t hit. Then, of course, Monty pitched Great for the Cards, before being traded to Texas, where Monty made Cashman look like the moron that he is by saving the Rangers’ season & helping them win a World Series.

    * When Cashman traded for Stanton, he either didn’t notice or didn’t care that Stanton had only played in 125 or more games 3 Times in 8 Years, and now he’s done it 5 times in 14 Years! Yet, Brainless Brian had the NERVE to act shocked recently about Stanton’s extensive injury history with the Yankee.

    Cashman’s unspoken response seemed to be this: “Geez, if they hadn’t held a gun to my head & forcibly stopped me from looking at the back of Stanton’s baseball card, I’d never have made that trade & even 95% of his salary!”

    Note: For the record, Stanton is a stand-up guy, real man, who doesn’t make excuses for his failures, like so many other players. He’s a great hitter when healthy, unfortunately, he’s rarely healthy.

    * Cashman traded for Josh “Headcase” Donaldson & his bloated salary of $50MM over 2 years, and decreed that Donaldson was a vastly superior option at third to Gio Urshela, which is both sad & hysterical.

    * Cashman also got IKF in the Donaldson trade & proclaimed that he was a major-league caliber SS. Okay, STOP laughing like that, you might hurt yourself.

    Well, I could go on & on & on (unfortunately) about Cashman’s stupidity, like the lucrative extension he gave Chapman after he was clearly on the decline, and after he’d already cost them a World Series appearance, but this is getting depressing, so I’ll leave it to others to comment further on Brain “If I only had a Brain” Cashman.

    In the meantime, I wish Michel Kay a speedy recovery from whatever insipid mental disorder caused him to call Brainless Brian “a Hall of Famer” as a GM.

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