Aaron Boone Expected to Return as Yankees Skipper
Yankees manager Aaron Boone is poised to return to Bronx next season.
Despite calls from fans for his ouster, the Yankees plan to include Boone in their front office meetings down in Tampa Bay to review what went wrong on the field this season. According to Andy Martino of SNY, the fact Boone is involved signals his return for the 2024 campaign.
Martino cites several factors played in Boone’s favor, namely the endorsement by All-Star Aaron Judge.
“Earlier this month, when I asked Judge if he wanted to speak on the record about manager Aaron Boone’s future, Judge could easily have said, “I like Boonie, but that’s a question for the front office. It’s not my decision.’
But Judge instead said that yes, he did want to talk — and he wanted Boone back next year. For good measure, he decided to publicly lobby the Yankees to bring back new hitting coach Sean Casey, too.”
The Yankees finished the 2023 season at 82-80, well below the level for a team that expects to contend for a World Series every year.
In six seasons at the helm of the Yankees, Boone has never had a losing season. He’s guided the Yankees to the playoffs five times, including two trips to the ALCS in 2019 and in 2022.