New York Yankees hiring Aaron Boone as next manager

Aaron Boone Reportedly Named Yankees Manager over Hensley Meulens

Aaron Boone Reportedly Named Yankees Manager over Hensley Meulens

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

The news came down on Friday night that the longtime third baseman will become the next Yankees manager for the 2018 season; succeeding Joe Girardi, who parted ways with the team after 10 years in the Bronx.

According to insiders it was down to the 44-year-old ESPN baseball analyst and San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, 63, for the big gig, even though neither had the experience at the helm of a MLB team.

Aaron Boone played 12 seasons in the majors, mostly with Cincinnati, and spent only three months with the Yankees in 2003.

Of course, Red Sox fans remember Boone for his iconic walk-off homer to send the Yankees to the World Series in 2003. The Yankees, who in spring training, were picked to finish in fourth place and were considered a rebuilding team, ended up winning 91 games, knocked off the American League Champion Cleveland Indians and then took the eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to a seventh game. We've got 5 things to know about him.

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As things stand, Aaron Boone will be the next manager of the New York Yankees. It's a heck of a job to land as your first time managing in any role. You probably have to eliminate Beltran if only because it is highly unlikely Cashman would turn the managerial reins over to someone fresh out of the player ranks - which brings it down to either Boone or Meulens, either of whom would be a popular choice if for no other reason than their engaging personalities.

That's good news because managing in NY is not an easy task-whether you're in the Bronx or even in Queens, you're constantly under the microscope.

He has a legacy; even if it's a small one.

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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. Both had incredible success. He said Cashman contacted him about succeeding Girardi, whose contract was not renewed despite the Yankees' surprising surge to the ALCS. 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.

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