July 17, 2024

MLB

“To play for that group you’ve bought to be product of Teflon, each mentally and bodily as a result of you possibly can by no means let your guard down even within the offseason.”

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton walks back to the dugout after striking out in the ninth inning against Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher David Bednar during a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023.
New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton walks again to the dugout after hanging out within the ninth inning towards Pittsburgh Pirates aid pitcher David Bednar throughout a baseball sport in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023. AP Photograph/Gene J. Puskar
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The New York Yankees aren’t doing themselves any favors when it comes to successful brokers over.

In an interview with Each day Information’ Gary Phillips printed on Monday, Yankees normal supervisor Brian Cashman stated that his group’s designated hitter and former all-star Giancarlo Stanton goes to get injured just because that’s the kind of participant he’s.

“We attempt to restrict the time he’s down,” Cashman stated. “However I’m not gonna let you know he’s gonna play each sport subsequent yr. As a result of he’s not. He’s going to wind up getting harm once more extra doubtless than not as a result of it appears to be a part of his sport,” Cashman stated.

This assertion didn’t go over nicely with Joel Wolfe, Stanton’s agent. Wolfe told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal that gamers ought to be cautious of signing with the Yankees, as a result of it takes inconceivable ranges of fortitude simply to be related to the franchise.

“I learn the context of all the interview,” Wolfe stated. “I believe it’s reminder for all free brokers contemplating signing in New York each international and home that to play for that group you’ve bought to be product of Teflon, each mentally and bodily as a result of you possibly can by no means let your guard down even within the offseason.”

Wolfe represents a number of high-profile MLB gamers along with Stanton, together with St. Louis’ Nolan Arenado, San Diego’s Yu Darvish and Boston’s Trevor Story. He additionally represents NPB’s Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the most effective gamers on this winter’s free company class and somebody the Yankees reportedly have curiosity in signing.

This isn’t the primary time this offseason Cashman’s phrases have gotten him into bother. Earlier in November, a month after the primary postseason with out the Yankees since 2016 started, Cashman informed reporters that “I believe we’re fairly f***ing good, personally.” 

In that very same interview, he expressed satisfaction in his Yankees for having the smallest analytics division within the AL East — in an period the place analytics is taking up the league — and anybody accusing them of being pushed as such is “just throwing bulls***.”