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Sunday Readers' Thread: Boone's Future?

July 7, 2024

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We saw the following graphic (attributed to @BPCrewWNY) on Twitter (X) the other day (July 3).

Is it time for the Yankees to fire Aaron Boone?


Please share your respectful thoughts...

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44 Comments


Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
Jul 07

I would keep Aaron Boone because if the Yankees let him go, it would create very poor morale on the team, because of the fact that he is so well liked by his players, especially the way he fights for them and gets himself ejected for them. I've always said, "a bad manager can win championships or finish in first place with a good team", and "a great manager can finish in last place with a bad team".


A team's fortune is more a result of how it is constructed than by who is managing it. Letting a manager go who is popular with the players casts a dreary pall on a clubhouse, creates sort of a funeral atmosphere, an…


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fantasyfb3313
Jul 07
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I think Willie Randolph is 70. maybe he is no longer interested? I think Willie would DEFINITELY still command the respect of the team. I believe he definitely improves fundamentals and effort i think Cashman would NOT want to touch Willie with a 50 foot pole because Willie has too much respect from the Stienbrenner family and from baseball, if he decides to go against Cashman

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Mike Whiteman
Jul 07

I've long said at Boone is neither the best or worst manager around. I don't think you sleepwalk to an almost career .600 winning percentage, while working with what just everyone agrees has been a sub-optimal roster since about 2019 or so. But, there's an expiration point for all managers, and if there is a second half or postseason flameout on top of an expiring contract (Yanks have an option for 2025) I suspect would mean the end of Boone. So, it would seem that there's a bit more freedom to make a move now. Would it work? Well, for every Bob Lemon, Jack McKeon and Harvey Kuenn who comes in midseason, immediately changes the culture and sparks the team…

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Alan B.
Alan B.
Jul 07

Personally, if I'm Boone, I tell Cashman to put Torres on the IL immediately, or he's sitting for at least the next week. If he gets fired over this, good. Boone needs to take his b**"" back by standing up for what's right, not what's right according to Brian.

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jjw49
Jul 07

Boone is the easy target, but the fault lies above him.... the great majority would shed no tears if he were removed, but it's not how the Yankees do business....

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mikemarinelli54
Jul 07

Boone did not assemble this train wreck of a roster. He can’t hit pitch, hustle or think for these guys.

But he can hold them accountable. He refuses to do it.

What Volpe and LeMahieu did the other night was inexcusable. Just a couple of games earlier two of the very best players and biggest stars in the game stole a run with their hustle and brains. Boone had to react in a firm and decisive way. If ever there was time to go full “Billy Martin”, that was it. Instead he barely shrugged his shoulders at Volpe and didn’t say squat to the veteran LeMahieu who surely knows better. Or maybe not, as he also did not hustle on…

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mikemarinelli54
Jul 08
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Yeah, I guess! LOL

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