Friday, December 1, 2017
Aaron Boone has already helped the Yankees advance to one World Series. Now they want him to lead the franchise to its next one.
Boone has been selected as the 35th manager in franchise history, two sources confirmed to MLB.com on Friday evening, concluding a managerial search that began on October 26 and spanned five weeks. The Yankees have not made an official announcement.
The author of one of the most memorable moments in Yankees postseason history, a deciding home run off Tim Wakefield that defeated the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series, Boone will assume the prestigious position without any previous coaching or managerial experience.
Boone was low on my list of possible Yankee managers, but at least he was ahead of Rob Thomson and Eric Wedge in my book, so I guess that’s something.
Clearly, this says a couple things to me…...
1. Cashman really hated how Girardi talked to the media (and possibly, the players, as well)
2. Cashman really doesn’t think that much of managers in general, since he didn’t even get a guy who had ever coached before in his career. Cash seems to be looking for a guy to be the “face” of the organization more than anything else.
Luckily, I trust Cash pretty much implicitly, so if this is the kind of guy he wants to manage the team, so long as Cashman provides him with enough good players, the Yankees should be okay.