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Yankees reportedly tap Boone as new manager

Yankees reportedly tap Boone as new manager

Steinbrenner said he was unlikely to hire anyone without managerial experience, so Aaron must have impressed the hell of out him during his interviews!

More and more, managers are hired with little to no experience in the job.

The Mets, on the other hand, have gone with second- or third-chance managers who needed to revive their careers. Here are a few things to start with. "I think he'd be a flawless fit for us, someone that our new manager and coaching staff and players would enjoy having". "But I would also say in a way, I've been preparing for this job for my entire life". His father Bob was a major league player until Aaron was a senior in high school and managed the Reds from 1995-97 and the Royals from 2001-03.

Boone has no previous managerial experience, but spent 12 years in the majors with six clubs, including more than six seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (1997-2003), one with the Washington Nationals (2008) and 54 games with the Yankees (2003). He injured his left knee while playing basketball during the following offseason, setting off a sequence of events that led to the Yankees' February 2004 trade for Alex Rodriguez. Accompanying her caption was a link to an article entitled, "The best and only choice for Yankees manager is obvious," lobby for Rodriguez to fill the vacant position.

Cashman said that while there was no ideal candidate, "We're looking for someone like we had before: someone that we can work with and collaborate with and connect with in good times and in bad".

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The average age of Girardi's first seven Yankees rosters was always between 29.3 and 31.8 years, according to Baseball Reference.

This Yankees team is on the rise and ready to compete for championships. Boone, who is nearly nine years younger than Girardi, will perhaps forge stronger bonds with a young core that includes right fielder Aaron Judge, catcher Gary Sanchez, first baseman Greg Bird and pitchers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances. After his job interview, Boone said he grasped the demands.

"It's just understanding what it is to be a Yankee, what it is to play here and just understanding the expectations that go with it". "I know what I'd be signing up for".

The Yankees' decision to replace Joe Girardi ultimately came down to Boone and San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens. Rob Thomson, who had been with the Yankees for almost three decades and most recently was Joe Girardi's bench coach, is expected to move to the Philadelphia Phillies to be Gabe Kapler's bench coach, sources said.