Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees

  • Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees

Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees

The New York Yankees have selected former star player Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi as manager, U.S. media reported on Friday.

Boone, who starred at Villa Park High before a 12-year career in the major leagues, has been an ESPN baseball analyst since 2010. He has never managed or coached at any level.

"I feel like I am the guy that can hopefully help these guys go to another level as players", Boone said after his November 17 interview. Steinbrenner said he was unlikely to hire anyone without managerial experience, so Aaron must have impressed the hell of out him during his interviews!

By blowing out his left knee in a January 2004 pickup basketball game, Boone accidentally started the A-Rod Era in pinstripes; trading for Alex Rodriguez became the Yankees' solution to their sudden third base vacancy. "There's a lot to consider and there's a lot of great information out there that is instilled into the game today".

Whatever their relationship with Girardi, those players helped the Yankees win the top AL wild card spot and make a deep playoff run, a rapid rise for a team that seemed to be in transition.

Boone, 70, even favorably compared his son's ease in communicating with others to the demeanor of one of his own contemporaries, former Yankees manager Joe Torre.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that the team has completed the interview process as they seek their next manager. Boone's walk-off home run in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox sent NY to the World Series and extended Boston's "Curse of the Bambino". He spent seven seasons with the Reds and also appeared with the Indians, Marlins, Nationals and Astros.

"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", Boone said.

The baseball Boones: Aaron poses with grandfather Ray, brother Bret and father Bob at 2003 All-Star Game in Chicago.

. "That's part of the game and Major League sports".

The role has evolved to become a more direct conduit to the front office, with increasing emphasis on tying decisions about lineups and strategies decisions to analytics. "I looked for a lot of guidance from a lot of people that I have respect for, and Alex knows baseball as well as anybody. I engaged him, but - I don't want to speak for him - but I don't think he has any interest in that position".

The New York Daily News, one of several outlets reporting the move, said Yankees officials were attracted to Boone's "polish".