Keith McPherson is ready for football season after watching the slop that has been the 2023 Yankees, but once the lights go out in the Bronx and football takes over, that is when Brian Cashman will determine the future of the Bombers and his fate as the longest tenured GM in baseball.
“Brian Cashman is on the clock…Brian Cashman has to have his greatest work ever from right now until Opening Day, and April, May, and June…they’re gonna hear it,” Keith said. “And it won’t just be ‘Fire Cashman’ chants and t-shirts. They’ll feel it when season ticket holders start hanging up the phones, when home games are filled with boos. You can feel the energy in Yankee Stadium. It’s turning toxic. They’re gonna start throwing chicken buckets on the field.”
Cashman recently signed a four-year contract extension, and followed that up with an offseason mainly focused on retention, while his one big addition in Carlos Rodon turned into an injury-riddled flop. Meanwhile, a lack of activity at the trade deadline only enhanced criticism, and Keith says the bulk of it should be geared towards the GM.
“The regime is rotten,” Keith said. “Brian Cashman is the general manager of the Yankees. Start with him…this thing has gone south because of Brian Cashman, and he’s not going anywhere, because the owner of the team doesn’t watch the team like we watch it. It’s a business for him.
“How embarrassing is that for the fans? This is a disgrace. But they won. Cha-ching! Forty three thousand [fans].”
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