Quotes and Reactions from the Yankees Town Hall Meeting
On Tuesday night, the Yankees held a town hall meeting where fans were formally introduced to the next crop of potentially great players.
The Baby Bombers have arrived. Well, some of them. And by arrived I mean they were in Manhattan alongside Yankees GM Brian Cashman to answer questions from some of the several hundred fans in attendance.
As part of the clubs ‘Winter-Warmup 2017’ at the Hard Rock Cafe in midtown, highly touted prospects James Kaprielian, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, and Chance Adams sat alongside current Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro, unfazed by the increasingly bright media spotlight.
It’s interesting that Castro was part of the featured delegation — perhaps this speaks to the organization’s future plans for the 26-year-old infielder (more on that later).
With home attendance averaging 37,820 in 2016 — falling some 1,610 patrons per game from the previous season, not to mention the YES Network dropping from 259,000 average viewers per game in 2015 to 218,000 last year, the Yankees put their players on parade this week — first visiting a senior citizens’ center, an elementary school, and a deli.
The inquisition… I mean series of questions, began by those in attendance taking aim at general manager Brian Cashman and what’s to come in the years following 2017.