May 16, 2022

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Brian Cashman: Yankees in global drought series due to ‘unlawful and appalling’ actions by Astros

Brian Cashman: Yankees in global drought series due to 'unlawful and appalling' actions by Astros

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misrepresented how Brian Cashman talked about the 2017 season. He said the only thing that kept the Yankees from participating in the 2017 World Series was the Astros signal-stealing scandal. We’re sorry for this mistake and we’ve corrected it.)

The Yankees are entering the 2022 season and chasing their 28th World Championship title, and General Manager Brian Cashman is still talking about 2017. And he wouldn’t hide words about the Yankees’ access to the World Championship that season had it not been for cheating on the Astros. .

“The only thing that stopped us was something terrifying and illegal,” Cashman said. the athlete. “I was offended when I started hearing that we haven’t been to the world championships since 2009. Because I’m like, ‘Well, I think we did it the right way.’ “Drag it down, put it back on. Made well, traded well, developed well, and fell well. The only thing that derailed us was the cheating circumstances that kicked us out.”

In 2017, New York scored 91-71 in the regular season and took a place in the MLS wild card game. Beating the Twins in the singles elimination game, the Yankees knocked out the Indians in five AL Division Series matches to match the Astros in the Championship Series.

The Astros bounced back from a 3-2 deficit in the ALCS to advance to the world championship – all while using an illegal camera to steal signals and relay them to speculators in real time, as Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office later found out and revealed in a 2020 report.

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‚ÄúPeople are like, ‘Oh, we didn’t go to the World Championships…’ Yeah, I don’t think that’s as true a statement as it could be,” Cashman said. Either you do it or you don’t.”

To find out more about the Yankees World Drought Series, you can Read Andy McCullough’s full story In the Go Deeper section below.

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