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Brian Cashman Quote Is Going Viral: MLB World Reacts

Brian Cashman alongside Aaron Boone.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) General Manager Brian Cashman and Manager Aaron Boone #17 of the New York Yankees during batting practice before Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 4-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees enter every single season with a "World Series or bust" mentality. And yet, it's been over a decade since they've made a World Series appearance.

In an interview with The Athletic this week, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman discussed the Yankees' championship drought. When talking about this subject, he made an eye-opening comment about the 2017 World Series.

"The only thing that stopped [the 2017 Yankees] was something that was so illegal and horrific," Cashman told The Athletic. "So I get offended when I start hearing we haven't been to the World Series since '09. Because I'm like, 'Well, I think we actually did it the right way.' Pulled it down, brought it back up. Drafted well, traded well, developed well, signed well. The only thing that derailed us was a cheating circumstance that threw us off."

Cashman is receiving a lot of criticism this week for these comments. Most of the MLB world believes Cashman is coming off like a sore loser.

"Jesus christ this is pathetic," Eric Hubbs of Barstool Sports tweeted.

"Whether anyone wants to admit it or not the Yankees lost the 2017 ALCS because they scored 3 runs in 4 games in Houston," a Yankees fan tweeted. "This is an embarrassing statement from the GM especially in an offseason where he put together the most poorly constructed $260M team you’ll ever see."

The Astros were caught using a center-field camera, video monitor and trash can to relay opposing teams' pitches during the 2017 season. While that was certainly wrong, MLB fans don't want to hear any excuses from Cashman.

The Yankees can't change the past, and Cashman obviously knows that.

Maybe the Bronx Bombers can find a way to snap their World Series drought this season.