Yankees Brass Witnesses Aaron Boone Latest Misstep

Yankees' Slump Prompts Executive Action

by Nouman Rasool
Yankees Brass Witnesses Aaron Boone Latest Misstep
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Even the New York Yankees, at one point as well-positioned to cruise through October as any team possibly could be, are suddenly sputtering for a second straight seasonawfully close yet far from those champagne dreams. The Baltimore Orioles were the Yankees' main competition for a spell at the top of the American League East, but early in their 2018 campaign powered by home runs from Juan Soto (power source) and team captain Aaron Judge.

The Yankees, who sit at an American League-best 50-22 following Thursday's win vs. the Red Sox No The reunion with star right-hander Gerrit Cole was supposed to boost an already elite rotation. But that expected lift never came.

However, the team has fallen apart. After beginning 50-22, the Yankees have tumbled to 5-15 since June 15. So much so that Yankees higher-ups, led by team president Randy Levine and GM Brian Cashman, visited Tropicana Field first-hand on Friday to watch a 5-3 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Yankees Leadership Intervenes

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman monitored the developing situation Cashman said before the game, "The way we've been playing inspired me to be part of us." It's obviously been hard, We started off the gates strong enough and hopefully that cushion will be able to work us out of this thing in a not too distant future because it's lingered around long enough.

Cole came back Friday, and the Yankees' pitching problems soldier on. Not only were the batsmen unable to contribute - all of them seemingly slumping collectivelyvote light and share with -- noreferrerfrom 1 it was also that Kagiso Rabada wondered about having as many five spellers at typically out.

Even with their own existence rapidly becoming the latest question mark for baseball in 2020, as Luke Vlahos and I explored earlier today on this site. NY still hasn't signed another starter to its rotation; that might need some revisiting soon given how things are looking by late June of our year!

As the All-Star break looms, it might as well be migrate-or-die time for Yankees in series vs. Rays and division-leading Orioles It will be some of their most critical games as they inch toward the halfway mark. The team also looks forward to getting designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton back after the break from a strained left hamstring he sustained on June 23.