Yankees players begin to turn against organization after ‘brutal’ postseason experience

April 26, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (left) is ejected by referee Greg Gibson (right) during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park in Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb – USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees were swept into the ALCS by the Houston Astros, an unexpected turn of events that sent the organization into a whirlwind. The team has yet to extend general manager Brian Cashman with his contract expiring, and superstar slugger Aaron Judge could be set to leave with rumors indicating the San Francisco Giants are ready to make a move. big game for his services.

The Yankees could have an entirely different team themselves in the 2023 season, losing their best player and witnessing massive turnover in their ranks. However, most things are more than likely to remain the same, despite reports that the players had a “brutal” playoff run in the Bronx.

From SNY’s Andy Martino:

“More than one Yankee player told his agent this week that playing at the stadium last weekend was a generally brutal experience. It was hard for many teammates to believe the fans booed Judge.

For any fan who decided booing Judge was a good idea, you might want to review his stats one more time. Without him, the Yankees might have missed the playoffs entirely, let alone reach the ALCS and get back in the conversation for a World Series appearance. Criticism for poor performances is certainly justified, but booing a player who had a historic season is absurd.

Players have clearly felt some way of the negative attention, with Andy Martino suggesting some don’t want to stay Yankees anymore.

“Now the clubhouse itself feels crushed under the weight of this brand. More than I’ve ever seen, players don’t want to be Yankees. The team needs to find a way to change the message and tone – although after all these years it might be next to impossible.

The Yankees need to redefine their culture:

Considering MLB Networks’ Brian Hoch suggested Gleyber Torres might want to take his talents elsewhere after being thrown into trade rumors at last season’s deadline, it’s possible the Bombers are simply out of favor as a destination. .

The hostility of the fans towards the stadium is simply unjustified and worrying. Fans of several players already out of town, including Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, could be next on the list.

From a gamer’s perspective, why put yourself in a situation where you could be harassed to a level that forces you to stay in your tiny New York apartment?

Aside from the myriad of decisions Hal Steinbrenner has to make this offseason, the Yankees simply need a culture change within their ranks and among their fans.

From the fans’ point of view, a World Series would solve all of these problems, but the team has failed consistently over the past decade, which is starting to piss many off. At the end of the day, someone has to be held accountable for failure year after year.

Aubrey L. Morgan