New York Yankees Will Make Aaron Boone Their New Manager

Aaron Boone will be named the next manager of the New York Yankees, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. He tore a knee ligament during a pickup basketball game in the offseason after his home run off Boston's Tim Wakefield and was released by NY, which replaced him by acquiring Alex Rodriguez. 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.

With reigning AL home run king Aaron Judge, power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez, ace Luis Severino, a top-notch bullpen and ascendant young infielder Gleyber Torres all at his disposal, Boone should have the resources necessary to morph the Yankees into a perennial powerhouse once he gets acclimated to life on the bench. Former MLB player Aaron Boone as been tapped to be the pinstriped team's new manager and we've got 5 things to know about him.

The Daily News said that the Yankees were looking for "a strong communicator who could be open-minded to new ideas - including analytics and performance-science".

"Obviously, experience is very valuable and should be a check mark for somebody", Boone said.

"I know what I would be signing up for", he said.

Boone's grandfather, Ray, father, Bob, and brother, Bret, all played in the Majors, and his father managed the Reds (1995-97) and Royals (2001-03). He spent seven seasons with the Reds and also appeared with the Indians, Marlins, Nationals and Astros.

"It's just understanding what it is to be a Yankee, what it is to play here and just understanding the expectations that go with it", Boone said.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. There's pressure that goes along with that.

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.

The controversial ex-slugger might have been an intriguing candidate to replace Joe Girardi as Yankees' manager, but "he never expressed interest in any way, shape or form in it, " general manager Brian Cashman said. "I engaged him, but, I don't want to speak for him, I don't think he has any interest in that position", Cashman added.

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