Rod passed on being a Yankees' managerial candidate

Rod passed on being a Yankees' managerial candidate

Rod passed on being a Yankees' managerial candidate

Aaron Boone will be named the Yankees' next manager, the New York Daily News reports.

Boone is also well known for being the brother of fellow big leaguer Bret Boone, son of former player and manager Bob Boone and grandson of former player Ray Boone.

While Boone is a long-time former player, he's stepping onto the bench for the first time as a coach in any kind of capacity; he's spent the last several years as a broadcaster for ESPN, working the Sunday Night Baseball games.

Still, it's a risk to turn over the most famous baseball team in the world, one that came within one game of reaching the World Series in 2017, to someone so untested. "I've been going to the ballpark since I was 3 or 4 years old".

Given the Yankees roster and their being set up for long-term success, Aaron Boone should continue the trend of winning baseball in the Bronx. But he made his stay memorable, blasting a Tim Wakefield knuckleball into the left-field seats in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, defeating the Boston Red Sox and sending the Yankees to the World Series. Steinbrenner said he was unlikely to hire anyone without managerial experience, so Aaron must have impressed the hell of out him during his interviews!

Fast forward to 14 years later and Boone will be once again donning the Yankee pinstripes as the manager and will be taking over a team loaded with talent. And it's I think now more than ever more of a partnership from front office to manager. It was a bit of a surprise but he was Brian Cashman's choice.

Aaron Boone should be a fine manager with the Yankees.

"I understand what it is to be a Yankee", he said. "I know what I would be signing up for".

Cashman said on Friday morning that the team was ready to move on from the interview process, having brought Yanks bench coach Rob Thomson, former Indians and Mariners manager Eric Wedge, Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, Boone, Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward and recently retired slugger Carlos Beltran to Yankee Stadium for lengthy interviews. "Expectations are ramped up even more". 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.

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