Last Updated on October 10, 2023 at 7:08 am by Michael Bennington
According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, the expected Yankees audit to zero in on the blunt assessment of the season made by Aaron Judge after their last game. The team captain made some scathing comments while calling the Yankees to “address a lot of stuff.”
Madden claims the Yankees, who concluded the season with an 82-80 record, marking their poorest performance since 1992, have enlisted the services of a consulting firm with a track record of working with other MLB teams, including the Boston Red Sox.
Aaron Judge and the Yankees audit
The Yankees endured a significant season setback, leading to a deep introspection that will find resolution through a formal process in the upcoming offseason. In an effort to gain insights, they have taken the unusual step of enlisting an external consulting firm to conduct a comprehensive examination of the organization. The Yankees evaluation will primarily scrutinize the team’s utilization of advanced analytics, as revealed by Bill Madden in the New York Daily News.
Aaron Judge, who committed to the Yankees with a contract extension during the previous offseason, has been forthright in his evaluation that the organization requires a transformation. Madden’s report suggests that Aaron Judge’s outspoken plea for change, articulated at the conclusion of the season, will not go unnoticed.
Aaron Judge earlier told reporters that the Yankees might be looking at the wrong numbers and should perhaps place value on different ones that some people might perceive as lacking value. He added that in the context of playing 162 games, one had to persevere and play through challenges, emphasizing that there were certain aspects that couldn’t be quantified.
“I think it’s just about how we use [analytics] and how we value them is an aspect that we just maybe need to look at again,” he said at Kauffman Stadium,. “The Yankees are top-notch in the numbers we get. I think we’re the best in the game at that. I think it’s about funneling those down to the players in the right format.
“ … I wouldn’t say [we are] overloaded. I think it’s just looking at the right numbers. I think maybe we might be looking at the wrong ones. We need to value some other ones that people might see as having no value.”
Madden’s report outlined that the evaluation conducted by the consulting firm retained by the Yankees will delve into the realm of analytics and their application within the organization. This comprehensive assessment won’t be limited to just coaching players and prospects but will extend to evaluating the impact of analytics on the team’s trade decisions. Madden specifically referenced the Yankees’ trade involving Jordan Montgomery, who has since become a star pitcher for the Texas Rangers, and the acquisition of Joey Gallo, whose batting average plummeted to .159 while in pinstripes.
His report also raised thought-provoking questions, such as why none of the 30 coaches within their five minor league affiliates had prior major league playing experience. It further echoed concerns expressed by Aaron Judge and other individuals within the organization during the season regarding the number of analytics personnel present in and around the clubhouse.
Last week in Tampa, there was a meeting involving Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman, Aaron Boone, and Aaron Judge, who resides in the Tampa area. The purpose of the meeting was to engage in discussions concerning the recently concluded season.
Aaron Judge has already said that the Yankees had a lot to work on, numerous things to alter, and several issues within the organization that required resolution.
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