“A Lot of Words”: Yankees Fans Express Confusion and Disappointment as Brian Cashman Addresses Top Free Agency Plans Bizarrely

Published 11/17/2023, 8:10 AM EST

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This winter is crucial for the New York Yankees to make a comeback. From Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto to Cody Bellinger and Juan Soto, renowned free agents are available to chase. However, the team and the GM have been silent so far about their plans. While that was frustrating enough, Brian Cashman’s recent interview, talking about the club’s winter chase irks even more.

Renowned MLB insider, Bryan Hoch, recently revealed a part of the Yankees GM’s statement. Per his usual style, Cashman was vague about the future, inviting fan criticism.

Brian Cashman’s Winter Plans for the New York Yankees


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The Bronx Bombers had a catastrophic season in 2023. The defeats pointed out the need to heavily revise the lineup. While fans have already linked Yamamoto to the Yankees, there’s no confirmation about who the Yankees are actually signing. Many have been hoping that they will chase top free agents like Bellinger and Soto because the most glaring gap this year was the poor offense.

After a long silence, the GM of the team finally talked about these issues, as Hoch reported. “We’re knocking on those doors, we’re having those conversations.” Next, he confirmed that if there is even little opportunity, Hal Steinbrenner and his family are “always there to allow that to happen.”


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Per Cashman, things mostly depend on the team’s situation. Though he didn’t go deep into the free agency topic, he concluded, “But we’re going to have conversations about the big ones and the small ones.”

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What should potentially be good news for the fans is that the team is considering big free agents as compared to the drought that was the 2022 winter. A little vagueness is to be expected because no one wants to give away plans until they’re finalized. But Cahsman’s Yankees have a pattern of being ambiguous with nothing coming to fruition, and Bronx fans are critical.

Yankees Nation Refuses to Believe Cashman’s Words

The previous few free agency decisions of the GM backfired terribly. The players he chose not to chase performed exceptionally for their respective teams this season. In contrast, his trusted players failed. Naturally, it has broken the trust of the fans. They are not ready to believe his words this season.

Most fans expressed that Cashman repeated these words every year.

Fans bring the example of Harper and Machado to criticize the GM.

A few fans expressed their frustration, saying he is speaking lots of words.

Cashman even received a new name from fans.


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Some criticized him brutally for being inactive in the winter.


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After this devastating season and back-to-back terrible winter choices, Cashman has to be very on his toes to get back fans’ trust. Another blunder cannot be afforded for a team that hasn’t been to the Fall Classic since 2009.

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Antara Bhattacharyya


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Antara Bhattacharyya is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduation degree in English literature from a reputed institution, she has been actively involved in content writing for quite some time. Her love for sports writing dates back to her college days, and today, she has cemented her place with astute coverage of Major League Baseball.
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Arunima Bhanot