According to a story from the AP, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner plans on keeping Aaron Boone as manager for the 2023 season.
“As far as Boone’s concerned, we just signed him and for all the same reasons I listed a year ago, I believe he is a very good manager,” Steinbrenner said Wednesday as he left the Yankees player development complex. “I don’t see a change there.
“We didn’t get the job done … it’s time to get it done,” Steinbrenner said. “Any time we don’t win a championship, it’s a disappointing year. We had a lot of good ups, we had some downs, we had some injuries like everybody else.”
When pressed about the contract of General Manager Brian Cashman, Steinbrenner said “preliminary” conversations have taken place. Cashman’s contract is up at the end of the World Series.
Steinbrenner declined to comment on the free agency of Aaron Judge. Judge hit 62 home runs this year, setting a franchise record. There has been rampant speculation that Judge, who declined a $231 million deal in April, could be courted by the likes of the Mets, Dodgers and Giants.
The Yankees went 99-63 this season, but opened the year with a record of 61-23, and finished the year 41-46, including the playoffs. New York hit only .169 as a team in the American League Championship Series against Houston, a series the Astros swept.