Aaron Boone Will Return As Manager In 2021

Ruben Hill
October 17, 2020

So whereas Boone and Cashman praised DJ LeMahieu, Masahiro Tanaka, Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres, they didn't say the free brokers LeMahieu and Tanaka can be again or that Sanchez continues to be the beginning catcher or Torres the beginning shortstop. This offseason, do the Yanks move out pieces who have had NY success to improve defense up the middle, add more lefty hitting and provide financial wiggle room to deepen the pitching staff? "I also want to make sure we keep in perspective how close we are", Boone said on a 2020 season wrap-up Zoom call with reporters.

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner channeled his infamous father, George, and issues an apology to Yankee fans for the team's shortcomings, struggles, and failure to reach their championship potential this past season.

Still, they swept Cleveland in the first round before getting eliminated by the Rays.

The executive then used the Los Angeles Dodgers as an example of another successful organization that has failed to capture a recent World Series. We failed in that effort, "Steinbrenner said". They deserved a better outcome than they got. "I'm responsible for all this in the end", Hal Steinbrenner said.

Third baseman Gio Urshela did not need surgery for a bone spur in his right elbow. Sánchez hit.147 during the pandemic-shortened season and while his defense has improved, it remains below average.

"We look forward to re-engaging with Domingo German and seeing where he's at from a personal and professional light", the GM said. "And it could very well be a change, it could very well be a competition, could very well be other. But I know Gary's capable of a lot".

Ken Davidoff perhaps said it best, "So not only must Boone direct his Yankees into the playoffs next year, but he must excel with at least a sound process, if not ideal results, when he arrives there". "I know when given the opportunity with victory at hand, I feel extremely comfortable - and Aaron Boone does, as well - with [Chapman]".

Steinbrenner defended the curious tactic employed in Game 2 of the ALDS in which the Yankees started Deivi Garcia for one inning before bringing in JA Happ. He also slugged 10 home runs and drove in 27 runs in 195 at-bats. After the 7-5 loss, Happ said he would have been more comfortable starting.

"I think that room understands that ultimately I'm writing out the lineup and I'm making these decisions", he added.

"I am willing to walk through fire to accomplish something great", Cashman said during a media appearance five days after the Tampa Bay Rays eliminated the Yankees from the postseason, according to YES Network. "None of that's true. I've never ordered a manager to do anything specifically, and Aaron would be able to testify to that as well Joe Girardi and Joe Torre, they've never been directed at any time by me or our front office to do something that they didn't want to do".

"Obviously, I've known Brian forever, and the way he goes about doing things is in a very objective way", Steinbrenner said. "You get dissected, finger points and stuff like that".

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