Brian Cashman: The Yankees in a series of droughts due to Astros’ ‘illegal and brutal’ actions

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of the story misrepresented how Brian Cashman talked about the 2017 season.

The Yankees are chasing their 28th World Series title in the 2022 season, and General Manager Brian Cashman is still talking about 2017. He didn’t talk a bit about the Yankees being featured in the World Series during the Astros cheating season. .

“The only thing that stopped us was that it was so illegal and horrible,” Cashman said Athletes. “So, when I’ve started to hear that we’ve not been to the World Series since ’09, I was angry because ‘Well, I think we did it right.’ Pull it down, bring it back up, draw well, trade well, grow well, sign well.The only thing that pushed us was the deceptive situation.

In 2017, New York went 91-71 in the regular season and took a place in the American League wild-card game. After beating the doubles in a single-elimination match, the Yankees defeated the Indians in five games in the AL Division Series to join the Astros in the Championship Series.

Astros advanced to the World Series from a 3-2 deficit in the ALCS – all of which used an illegal camera to steal identities and relay them to batteries in real time, Commissioner Rob Manfred’s Office later discovered and revealed in a 2020 report. .

“People say, ‘Oh, we’re not going to a world series…’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m not sure how true that can be.’ “We had a world series team. You do it or you don’t. “

To learn more about the Yankees World Series Drought, you can Read the full story by Andy McCullough In the Go Deeper section below.

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