Aaron Boone discusses the Yankees' current situation and says that the team must perform better. (0:22).
Aaron Boone: Yankees' losing streak: Talk is cheap, we must go perform (0:22).
NEW YORK -- Yankees general manger Brian Cashman doesn't mince words about the performance by the Bronx Bombers.
Cashman declared, "We suckright now," ahead of Tuesday's game at Yankee Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels. "As bad and as ugly as we can."
Cashman, however, offered support to Aaron Boone, the manager, and the coaching staff for the third season.
Cashman stated, "This isn't an Aaron Boone issue." Cashman stated, "This is not an Aaron Boone problem."
Cashman transferred the blame from Boone to himself.
It's very easy to sit in my chair and say, "Let me do something to please the masses." He said that it's difficult to stick with what you have because you believe in the product. These people care. They are hard at work. They are very good at what they do. We aren't getting the results. I am the head of baseball operations. They owe me more than I do."
The Yankees are coming off a fourth consecutive loss. They have lost three straight games, including Monday's loss to Angels and a sweep by Boston Red Sox. The Yankees, 40-38, are currently in fourth place in American League East. They are 7 1/2 games behind first-place Red Sox. Cashman suggested that the team could sell rather than buy at the deadline for trades if it fails to improve its performance.
Cashman stated that owner Hal Steinbrenner is not happy with the team’s performance so far this season. At $142,556,795 the Yankees have the second-largest sports payroll, just behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' at $215.958,616.
Cashman stated that "everyone is frustrated by this." Cashman stated that anyone who cares about the franchise is more concerned than the owner, because they have invested in it. He's not getting the legacy he deserves or what he paid for. He's also frustrated."