Yankees tab Aaron Boone as next manager

Yankees tab Aaron Boone as next manager

Yankees tab Aaron Boone as next manager

Just a day after it was announced that Herm Edwards was next up to be the head coach of Arizona State's football team, we have learned that Aaron Boone will be leaving The Worldwide Leader to go manage the most storied franchise in all of sports (probably), the New York Yankees.

He's actually as familiar with the media as you can be, having most recently worked as an analyst for ESPN.

ESPN's Buster Olney confirmed the hire.

Boone and Giants bench coach Hensley Meulins were said to be the two finalists for the job, but Giants beat writer Henry Schulman reported Meulins would not be leaving San Francisco.

Aaron Boone said on November 17 that he believes that time with the Yankees could help him prepare for this job, which certainly comes with its share of expectations.

Boone said during the interview process that he didn't think his lack of managerial experience would be a deterrent. "Especially the last few years, I find myself managing games all the time and thinking about strategies and how I would handle different situations".

Aaron Boone has already helped the Yankees to one World Series, and the organization has apparently decided he is the right man to lead them to another in the near future.

With reigning AL home run king Aaron Judge, power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez, ace Luis Severino, a top-notch bullpen and ascendant young infielder Gleyber Torres all at his disposal, Boone should have the resources necessary to morph the Yankees into a perennial powerhouse once he gets acclimated to life on the bench. Eric Wedge and Chris Woodward were also considered by the Yankees.

He added, "Certainly the expectations now will be ramped up even more after such a successful season and when you look at the roster that we're going to potentially have out there".

The New York Daily News, one of several outlets reporting the move, said Yankees officials were attracted to Boone's "polish".

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Five days after NY lost to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced October 26 that Girardi was not being offered a new contract after 10 years, one World Series title and a 910-710 regular-season record.

Those candidates do not include Alex Rodriguez, who Cashman said he consulted with on the matter, although he did not express an interest in the job. "I engaged him, but - I don't want to speak for him - but I don't think he has any interest in that position".

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