"I believe in these guys," Cashman said prior to a 6-4 loss that, coupled with the O's loss, kept the Yankees tied for first. "I do."
But at this point in the season, with September callups and any late-season acquisitions already made, there is little the general manager can do other than watch, and monitor injuries that plague the lineup.
"At this stage of the game, I have a front-row seat, but I'm more like a fan where all you can do is root for the home team," Cashman said. "The only thing I know is I have more intimate knowledge of what these guys may be going through prior to the game, which adds extra stuff to your plate to think through or worry about. [The fans] might not know as much as I do."