Aaron Boone's Job Not Safe As Season Spiral Continues
The future of Yankees Manager Aaron Boone might not be too bright if a report by Bob Klapish of NJ.com turns out to be true.
Klapish reports that Owner Hal Steinbrenner has made the decision about Boone and General Manager Brian Cashman, and the sense is that Cashman will be back in 2024, while Boone won’t be.
As Klapish writes: “Boone’s fate is less certain, in part because he has only one year remaining on his contract. That, and the Yankees’ lackluster play throughout the 2023 season, have left Steinbrenner “’ deeply frustrated.'”
Cashman is likely safe from the wrath of Steinbrenner because he recently signed a four-year deal in the off-season, and has three years left on it. Cashman has been the longest-tenured General Manager in baseball dating back 25 years to 1998 when he took over the Yankees’ late 90’s dynasty from his protegee, the late Gene “Stick” Michael.
This is not to say that Cashman is not at fault. He has invested heavily in recent years in trades and signings that have not worked out, i.e. Joey Gallo and the trade for Frankie Montas being the latest examples.
Fans have called for both Cashman and Boone to get the ax. Just look at these guys below on X.
FIRE AARON BOONE.PUT BRIAN CASHMAN AT THE HOT DOG STANDS. CANCEL THE SEASON!!!!!!!!
Firing Aaron Boone but keeping Brian Cashman would be like when John Mara fired Pat Shurmur but kept Dave Gettleman. It took two more years for Mara to finally realize he needed a truly clean slate and ideological change.
Despite making the playoffs in his first four seasons as skipper, Aaron Boone has never really warmed up to the fans. He is 484-334 in his tenure as Yankees skipper but is only 14-17 in the playoffs. The Yankees have not advanced past the American League Championship Series in his five years as manager.
The Yankees have a history — in recent decades — of being patient with managers. They have had only three skippers since 1996. Joe Torre never missed the playoffs in his 13 years at the helm. Of course, Torre won four World Series titles.
Joe Girardi won a World Series in 2009, but saw a number of mediocre seasons, but remained manager through the 2017 season.
Should the Yankees’ managerial job become open, it would be the most sought-after job on the market this winter. Names like Don Mattingly, Joe Maddon, and third base coach Luis Rojas are just a few names that would likely get bantered about.
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