New York Yankees make big decision on Aaron Boone’s future

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Oct 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) answers questions from media during a press conference before game four of the 2019 ALCS playoff baseball series against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees made a big decision with manager Aaron Boone’s future on Tuesday morning, electing to sign him to a three-year contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.

According to the Yankees’ PR:

The New York Yankees today announced that they have re-signed Manager Aaron Boone to a three-year contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025.

It seems as if management believes that Boone was the right man to lead them into the future, despite his shortcomings the past few years, including a Wild Card defeat to the Boston Red Sox this past season. At 48-years-old, Boone has compiled a 328–218 managerial record, and while he’s led them to postseason opportunities in each of his first four seasons, he hasn’t been able to reach the World Series.

Most fans would feel some sort of hatred toward this decision, despite him averaging 98 wins per season over the past four years. Boone ranks ninth in the Yankees’ all-time list for career managerial wins, but he will have an opportunity to push past some of the more well-known names from the past.

“We have a person and manager in Aaron Boone who possesses the baseball acumen and widespread respect in our clubhouse to continue to guide us forward,” said Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “As a team and as an organization, we must grow, evolve and improve.  We need to get better.  Period.  I know Aaron fully embraces our expectations of success, and I look forward to drawing on his intelligence, instincts and leadership in pursuit of our next World Series championship.”

The Yankees have a lot to do this upcoming off-season, including filling the shortstop position with a free agent acquisition. The unfortunate Gleyber Torres experiment failed, and the starting pitching rotation fell apart midway through the season, so the Steinbrenner’s will have to be prepared to spend some money in hopes of improving the team once again.

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