Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

Rachel Hardy
December 3, 2017

The next manager of the New York Yankees is expected to be either ESPN analyst Aaron Boone or San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens, according to sources. Boone on Friday was hired to manage the New York Yankees despite no prior managerial or coaching experience. Boone's walk-off home run in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox sent NY to the World Series and extended Boston's "Curse of the Bambino".

The Yankees signed Boone to return as their third baseman in 2004, but when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing basketball that January, the team traded for Alex Rodriguez and cut Boone, costing him most of his $5.75 million salary. The man filling those shoes is one who has zero managerial experience. His grandfather Ray Boone was an infielder for six teams from 1948 through 1960. and his father, Bob, was one of the most durable catchers in major league history, lasting from 1972 through 1990.

Cashman said that while there was no ideal candidate, "We're looking for someone like we had before: someone that we can work with and collaborate with and connect with in good times and in bad". "I think that's something that many of us relish in - the opportunity to have something on the line and a lot at stake is, I think, something that makes you want to go after it".

In his conference call with the news media following his interview, Boone outlined his conversation with the Yankees, which he said centered around his stance and background in analytics and his communication style with players.

Fortunately, Beltran's baseball mind could still be with the Yankees in some capacity next year. Boone, who is nearly nine years younger than Girardi, will perhaps forge stronger bonds with a young core that includes right fielder Aaron Judge, catcher Gary Sanchez, first baseman Greg Bird and pitchers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances.

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"I feel like I am the guy that can hopefully help these guys go to another level as players", Boone said after his November 17 interview.

"I understand what it is to be a Yankee", he said. Eric Wedge and Chris Woodward were also considered by the Yankees.

Boone hit the only home run during the final game at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati in September of 2002 off Dan Plesac a reliever for the Phillies.

Boone had a rather pedestrian career as a player but the highlight of his career came as a member of the Yankees.

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