NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 08: New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media prior to the start of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on April 08, 2022 in New York City.

Good morning, Sports fans!  It’s your kindly ambassador of athletics here…Davey Mac…and I’ve got a rather large and exciting Sports Report for ya!  We’ve got all kinds of news and scores in football, basketball, and hockey!  But first…a little baseball hot stove talk!  Let’s dive right in!  And today’s topic- the always interesting New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman!

Aaron Judge Press Conference

BRONX, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 21: New York Yankee general manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media during a press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 21, 2022 in Bronx, New York. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

 

Cashman talked with reporters yesterday following the Yankees acquisition of All Star Juan Soto.  Cashman said: “We’re in it to win it…I think we certainly want to try to always under the Steinbrenner leadership make this the mecca of baseball.”

Colorado Rockies v San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 3: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres hits a single in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies August 3, 2022 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

 

Now, while I love Cashman’s statement…I’m hesitant to trust him.  The simple truth is that Cashman has made one poor trade/free agent signing after another.  Think Joey Gallo, Luke Donaldson, Aaron Hicks, and more…all busts.

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 01: Joey Gallo #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after lining out to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on October 01, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

 

Meanwhile, Aaron Judge is getting impatient and no one can blame him.  Judge has been absolutely unbelievable for six years now and the Yankees seem to be getting further away from a World Series title rather than closer to it.

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 28: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees leaves the field at the end of the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 28, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

 

Furthermore, now is the moment for Hal Steinbrenner.  If he is going to keep Cashman around and not fire him after this past dreadful season in which the Yanks missed the playoffs, then Hal has open to open up the wallet for Cashman. …but then deliver an ultimatum to him: Win a World Series in 2024 or you’ve out.

Aaron Judge Press Conference

BRONX, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 21: Yankees principal owner Hal Steinbrenner speaks during a press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 21, 2022 in Bronx, New York. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

 

Hey, I’m a Yankees fan.  Ultimately, it’s all about the team’s success.  If Cashman can somehow regain the baseball IQ that made him a solid gm fifteen years ago…AND if the Yankees WIN…then great!  But the pressure is on for Cashman.  He better win this year…or it’ll be a very dark day in the Bronx.  Now on to the Scoreboard!

New York Yankees Introduce Gerrit Cole

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 18: New York Yankee general manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media during the New York Yankees press conference to introduce Gerrit Cole at Yankee Stadium on December 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

YESTERDAY’S SPORTS REPORT: Yankees Acquire All Star Juan Soto In Trade With The Padres

 

  • Pats Upset Steelers On 'TNF'

    Let’s start with football…where the Patriots upset the Steelers on Thursday Night Football…21 to 18.  Bad loss for Pittsburgh…as they drop to 7 and 6…still in the AFC Wild Card hunt…but now they’ve made their path more difficult.  The Patriots improve to 3 and 10 for the season.

    New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 07: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the New England Patriots runs the ball in the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium on December 07, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

  • Jets Vs. Texans On Sunday

    This weekend in the NFL…the Jets (4 and 8) take on the Texans (7 and 5) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at one o’clock.  We’ll see if Zach Wilson gets the start.

    Philadelphia Eagles v New York Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 15: Head coach Robert Saleh of the New York Jets celebrates with Tony Adams #22 during the fourth quarter in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Vs. Cowboys On 'SNF'

    Then, on Sunday Night Football at 8:20, the Eagles (10 and 2) go against the Cowboys (9 and 3) in Dallas in a massive game.

    San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 03: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes the ball during the fourth quarter in the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field on December 03, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Giants Vs. Packers On 'MNF'

    And on Monday Night Football at 8:15, the Giants (4 and 8) play the Packers (6 and 6) at MetLife Stadium.

    New England Patriots v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 26: Tommy DeVito #15 of the New York Giants looks to pass against the New England Patriots during the second half of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Pacers Advance In NBA Cup Tourney

    Basketball.  We had the NBA Cup Semifinals last night in Las Vegas.  In Game 1, the Pacers surprised the Bucks with a 128 to 119 win.  Tyrese Haliburton had 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 15 assists in the win for Indiana.

    Indiana Pacers v Milwaukee Bucks: Semifinals - 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 07: Tyrese Haliburton #0 of the Indiana Pacers shoots against Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks in the first half of the East semifinal game of the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament at T-Mobile Arena on December 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pacers defeated the Bucks 128-119. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Lakers Get To NBA Cup Finals

    Meanwhile, the Lakers dominated the Pelicans…133 to 89.  LeBron James had 30 points and 8 assists for L.A. in the victory.  So it’ll be the Lakers versus the Pacers in the NBA Cup Finals on Saturday.

    New Orleans Pelicans v Los Angeles Lakers: Semifinals - 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives in for a layup against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first half of the West semifinal game of the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament at T-Mobile Arena on December 07, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • NBA Tonight: Knicks Vs. Celtics

    As far as tonight goes…it’s regular season, non-NBA Cup games for the rest of the league as the Knicks go against the Celtics in Boston.  The Knicks are 12 and 8.

    New York Knicks v Milwaukee Bucks: Quarterfinals - 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 05: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the NBA In-Season Tournament Quarterfinal at Fiserv Forum on December 05, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

  • Nets Vs. Wiz

    The Nets take on the Wizards at the Barclays Center.  Brooklyn is 11 and 9 this season.

    Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 06: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after hitting a basket against Clint Capela #15 of the Atlanta Hawks during the fourth quarter at State Farm Arena on December 06, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

  • 76'ers Vs. Hawks

    The 76’ers play the Hawks in Philly.  The Sixers are 13 and 7 this year.

    Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 27: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 27, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Devils Get Past Kraken

    Hockey.  The Devils beat the Kraken last night…2 to 1.  Devils goalie Akira Schmid had 37 saves in the win.  Ondrej Palat and Simon Nemec each had goals for the Devils.

    San Jose Sharks v New Jersey Devils

    Akira Schmid #40 of the New Jersey Devils stops a shot during the first period against the San Jose Sharks at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Beat Coyotes

    The Flyers defeated the Coyotes…4 to 2.  Travis Konecny had two goals for Philly in the game.

    Philadelphia Flyers v Arizona Coyotes

    TEMPE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 07: Travis Konecny #11 of the Philadelphia Flyers celebrates after scoring a short-handed goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of the NHL game at Mullett Arena on December 07, 2023 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Vs. Caps On Saturday

    The Rangers were off.  They face the Capitals on Saturday in D.C.

    New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

    OTTAWA, CANADA – DECEMBER 05: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers skates against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on December 05, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

  • That’s Today’s Davey Mac Sports Report!

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