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Yankees Name Aaron Boone Next Manager

03 December, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Christina Hansen
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Now, at 44, he can build on that legacy as a rookie manager for the team. The person was not authorized to discuss the move because the Yankees have not announced it.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that the team has completed the interview process as they seek their next manager. Steinbrenner approved, giving Boone his first managing job at any level.

Since retiring from baseball in 2010, Boone has been an analyst for ESPN, appearing on Monday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight, and most recently Sunday Night Baseball.

Interviews are over and the Yankees will pick between the six candidates who have already interviewed for the job - Aaron Boone, Hensley Meulens, Carlos Beltran, Eric Wedge, Rob Thompson and Chris Woodward. So, the man replacing Joe Girardi is...

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"One of the big parts of the job is relationships, " said Boone, a point he expanded on. "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".

The pennant winners from the past two seasons - the Houston Astros, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians - are among the teams that lean heavily on this dynamic.

The New York Daily News was the first to report the hiring. "But I would also say in a way, I've been preparing for this job for my entire life".

"I've been going to the ballpark since I was 3 and 4 years old, and in a way managing the game from a very young age".

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Boone is part of a three-generation baseball family. Hopefully, Aaron will have more managerial success than his father, as Bob never led a team to an above-.500 record in six seasons. Boone retired after a 12-year playing career in which he finished with a.263 career batting average with 126 home runs.

Boone, 44, is best known for his American League Championship Series Game 7-winning home run to extend the Red Sox curse in 2003 and send the Yankees to the World Series. He tore a knee ligament during a pickup basketball game in the offseason after his home run off Boston's Tim Wakefield and was released by NY, which replaced him by acquiring Alex Rodriguez.

"It's a great place to work", Cashman said.

Cashman said he had grown concerned about Girardi's ability to connect with a young roster, and in Boone, he chose a candidate who has always been known as a skilled communicator.

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Fortunately, Beltran's baseball mind could still be with the Yankees in some capacity next year.

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