Yankees’ Owner Hal Steinbrenner mulls big changes

The owner of the New York Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner talking to the press.
Amanda Paula
Wednesday October 11, 2023

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Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is contemplating a series of potential changes in response to the New York Yankees‘ challenging 2023 season, which marked their worst performance in three decades. During a panel discussion at Sportico’s Invest in Sports conference, Steinbrenner expressed his commitment to making adjustments in the team’s operations.

What’s going to happen with the Yankees?

While the specifics of these changes are not limited to personnel, Steinbrenner acknowledged that they had uncovered areas where improvement was needed. The Yankees’ dismal 2023 season, where they failed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2016, saw them finish with a record of 82-80. This marked their worst record since 1992, despite having a 2023 payroll projected at a substantial $281 million and a luxury tax bill estimated at $31 million.

The owner of the New York Yankees, Hal Steinbrenner talking to the press.

The owner revealed that a group of 15 team officials had met in Tampa, Florida, for three days to conduct a comprehensive review of the organization. Steinbrenner encouraged an open and respectful exchange of ideas, emphasizing the need for challenging existing philosophies and practices while fostering a culture of critique among team members.

Steinbrenner’s contemplation of changes encompasses various aspects of the organization. These changes might range from personnel decisions to the refinement of practices and communication within the team. They are exploring how the transition of young minor league players to the major league level can be improved, along with the way coaches and player development communicate. The owner stressed the importance of coaches staying informed about player development and research.

Brian Cashman, who has been the general manager since 1998, remains with the team after signing a four-year contract in December. Manager Aaron Boone, who took over before the 2018 season, has one more guaranteed season in his three-year deal, which includes a team option for 2025.

During this period of reflection, Steinbrenner communicated with team captain Aaron Judge and planned to speak with ace pitcher Gerrit Cole to get their input and insights.

Steinbrenner’s commitment to family legacy

Steinbrenner, who took control of the Yankees in 2008, reaffirmed the team’s commitment to remaining within the family, echoing the legacy of his father, George Steinbrenner, who bought the team in 1973.

Furthermore, during the panel discussion, Randy Levine, President of the Yankees, criticized the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays for receiving revenue sharing from large-market teams while failing to improve attendance. Levine emphasized the need for individual teams to take more responsibility for their performance and not solely rely on revenue sharing.

Additionally, Steinbrenner announced plans to renovate the team’s clubhouse during the offseason. These renovations will include the addition of sleep rooms and other enhancements to provide a more comfortable environment for the players.

In conclusion, the New York Yankees are poised to undergo changes in various aspects of their organization following their disappointing 2023 season. Steinbrenner’s commitment to improvement extends beyond just personnel, focusing on practices, communication, and player development to ensure the team’s return to its winning ways. The Yankees’ legacy and commitment to excellence remain central to their approach.

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7 thoughts on “Yankees’ Owner Hal Steinbrenner mulls big changes

  1. HERE AGAIN HAL!!!. “U HAVE NO BALLS”!!!. SO , NOW IT’S CONFIRMED THAT U WILL KEEP “SCUMBAG CASHMAN” , “LOOSER LEVINE” , AND “BOONE THE GOON” AS WELL !!!. F _ _KIN JOKE !!!.
    THE YANKEE EMPIRE HAS BEEN TOTALLY DISRESPECTFUL TOWARDS THE HARDCORE YANKEE FANS !!!.
    “THE BOSS GEORGE STEINBRENNER” AND HANK STEINBRENNER WOULD NEVER…NEVER ALLOW THOSE “THREE BLIND MICE” TO COME BACK ANOTHER YEAR !!!.
    HAL STEINBRENNER HAS SHOWN HIS TRUE COLORS !!!. “THE HARDCORE YANKEES” WHO SPEND MORE 💰 💰💰$$$ PUT TOGETHER THAN ANY DEDICATED FANS IN BASEBALL ⚾ HAS BEEN KICKED RITE IN THE BALLS BY THE YANKEE EMPIRE !!!.

    BRIAN CASHMAN IS A DISGRACE TO THE
    YANKEE EMPIRE !!!!.
    AND ALWAYS WILL BE !!!.
    WILL ALWAYS BE HATED FROM
    THIS POINT ON !!!.

    ENOUGH SAID 😡!!!!.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!!!!.

  2. ONE MORE THING !!!!.”NO HARDCORE YANKEE FANS” …..NO MONEY 💰💰💰 FOR “THE YANKEES EMPIRE”!!!!!!!!!!. HOPEFULLY THERE’S ALOT OF EMPTY SEATS IN 2024 !!!.

  3. Fire the cause of this failure. Cashman is a disgrace and the record shows it. Not sure why management can’t see all his mistakes. Lots of money spent on players who were either hurt and never play.

  4. Stop supporting this team until Hal grows a set. He doesn’t give a damn about anything but the bottom line. He’s a bean counter. If he keeps Cashman, then no Yankee fan should give them one penny more nobody go to the games nobody buy merchandise for Hanukkah or Christmas stop supporting these blood suckers you don’t give a damn about us.

  5. Steinbrenner is not going to change anything.He most certainly need to be shown the door. His managing sucks!!Treat players like babies.The Yankees need to change managers or
    they will fail again with this run of the mill manager.

  6. Boone and Cashman has to go.
    No more championships until you get it through your head And that’s just a Fact.
    All the great players from the Previous dynasty
    We just witness a few years ago.
    They’re the guys you need to hire.
    They had a fire in their Belly to win.
    One of them was Paul O’neal.
    He would be a great manager.
    It Disgusting To me to see the Yankees with mediocre
    Leadership.

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