BOSTON — The Yankees have actually reached the postseason in each of Aaron Boone’s 4 years at the helm, however each look has actually accompanied a conclusion that the supervisor refers to as “cruel,” with the group once again clearing lockers without including a 28th champion to the prize case.
Those losses — the current of which was a 6-2 defeat to the competitor Red Sox in the AL Wild Card Game — have actually grown harder to swallow, and though Boone resolved modifications that he thinks are required for the Yankees to advance much deeper into October, he likewise acknowledged that his present contract to handle the club ends after the World Series.
“Obviously my contract is up, and I haven’t had any conversations with anyone about that, so we’ll see,” Boone stated. “I love being here. I love going to work with this group and love going to work with this group of players. But we’ll see.”
Boone piloted the Yankees to back-to-back seasons of 100 or more success in 2018 and ’19, taking the American League East with 103 wins in ’19. New York completed 33-27 in in 2015’s pandemic-shortened season, then won 92 video games this year — the club’s 3rd second-place surface under Boone.
Outfielder Aaron Judge stated that he thinks Boone is the best individual to lead the Yankees to a champion.
“When you’re the manager of this team, you wear the ‘NY’ and wear these pinstripes, it’s a heavy burden,” Judge stated. “A man like Boonie uses it with pride, appears to work every day prepared to go, gets us prepared properly, keeps us inspired, gets on men when he requires to.
“It’s been a pleasure the past couple of years getting the chance to play for him and fight for him. I could spend all night sitting here with you giving you reasons why I think he should still be the manager. He’s just a special person, a special coach and we hope for more in the future.”
General supervisor Brian Cashman has actually stated that he hopes Boone will have a decade-long run as the Yanks’ supervisor, mentioning that both of his previous skippers taken pleasure in stability when believed to be difficult in The Bronx: Joe Torre (1996-07) and Joe Girardi (2008-17).
Yet Torre and Girardi both won champions early in their periods. Torre managed a dynasty that provided titles in 1996, ’98, ’99 and 2000, while Girardi inaugurated the brand-new Yankee Stadium with the franchise’s 27th crown in ’09.
Thus far, Boone’s clubs have actually just made it as far as the 6th video game of an American League Championship Series (2019 vs. Astros).
“He’s been great,” outfielder/designated player Giancarlo Stanton stated. “We’ve been here the same amount of time, so we’ve seen each other grow in this uniform and been through it all together. So it’s been great.”
Ultimately, the choice of whether Boone continues to be the best option will rest with handling basic partner Hal Steinbrenner and Cashman, both of whom provided votes of self-confidence for Boone previously this season.
“I’ll walk out of here tonight proud of what a lot of people have done since I’ve been here,” Boone stated. “I love going to battle with all these guys: players, coaches, support staff, front office. So we’ll see what happens on that front. But whatever does happen, I’m at peace with. I know that I can hold my head high.”