When the Yankees enter into what is expected to be a very busy offseason in 2019, the intrigue to write…
When the Yankees enter into what is expected to be a very busy offseason in 2019, the intrigue to write 26-year-old All-Star Manny Machado has always been on the table.
But the prospect of playing in Big Apple comes with a lot of responsibility. If the Yankees’ championship or bust mentality was not enough, the straight fan base and media surrounding a New York athlete are sometimes too much to handle.
Nobody knows better than former Yankees manager and Mets player Joe Torre. The recipient twice this year knows what is required to win in New York, and during that period he has seen some players thrive or fall from the deep end during his time here.
So he believes that Machado has what it takes to flourish with the brightest lights in the game on him all the time?
“We all know that he is gifted,” said Torre to SNY’s Anthony McCarron during the 1
6th annual New York City Gala that gave the Towers Safe Home Foundation a night. “Playing in NY is something else, it’s something else. We’ve seen players change who they were when they came to New York and you really do not know until you get there. But it’s no matter about his ability. Young guy, strong and driving. He is very talented. Unfortunately he had a few hicks who did not feel good in the after-seasons, but it had nothing to do with his ability. ”
We all know Machado is one of the big young talent in the game just now. However, he has caught a certain serious flaw for his lack of hustle comments this fall season.
“I will not change,” Machado said during playoffs. “I’m not the kind of player who will be” Johnny Hustle “and run down the line and shoot to the first base … and you know what’s up. It’s just not my personality. It’s not my cup of tea . It’s not who I am. “19659002] And these comments have clearly made their way into the Yankee food chain by managing Secretary General Hal Steinbreener who says it’s” necessary “he cleans those if he ever wants to see his mega score comes from the bronx
But Torre, serving as MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, did not look at Machado’s comments as much as others.
“I did not read any of it” explained he. “i do not know I have not heard it. I’m not sure I could have played these days with social media and the whole thing. I think things are a bit tougher on players and managers. “ It’s interesting to see what the Yankees decide to do with Machado when the winter’s meeting rolls. On the one hand, players like Dellin Betances love to get Machado to “set us over the top.” But SNY’s Andy Martino has reported that Yankees seem to be “lukewarm” at him right now.
Torre seems to be in this realm too, saying that Yankee’s offensive is the main reason for start with. They do not necessarily need Machado, why he touched pitching and how he was focusing on before.
“They will score, Manny Machado or no Manny Machado,” said Torre. “We concentrated on so often pitching – you have to get outs. And their bullpen is dynamic, but they are strong. “
Torre – like most others – believes Machado has the ability to succeed wherever he lands. Whether it’s going to be in pinstripes is the real issue.