Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

Aaron Boone: Making sense of the Yankees new manager

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.

Boone said on November 17 that he believes his brief time with the Yankees will help him prepare for the challenges of managing in the NY spotlight.

Boone was chosen out of six interviews Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman held.

The Yankees chose Boone as their manager Friday over five other candidates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision.

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).

Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager or coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees, a job he has reportedly been given.

Boone, 44, is best known for his American League Championship Series Game 7-winning home run to extend the Red Sox curse in 2003 and send the Yankees to the World Series.

The Yankees signed Boone to return as their third baseman in 2004, but when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament playing basketball that January, the team traded for Alex Rodriguez and cut Boone, costing him most of his $5.75 million salary.

"I've been going to the ballpark since I was 3 and 4 years old, and in a way managing the game from a very young age", Boone said. 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.

Boone said during the interview process that he didn't think his lack of managerial experience would be a deterrent. "There's a lot to consider and there's a lot of great information out there that is instilled into the game today".

That last part might be one of the main differences between Boone and the man he replaces, Joe Girardi, though we won't know for sure until he start managing some games.

After coming within one game of the World Series, the Yankees wanted to move in a different direction.

Aaron Boone has the natural people skills to win over the Yankees clubhouse, his dad says. And for the Yankees sake, he's the next manager to bring a championship back to NY. "And it's I think now more than ever more of a partnership from front office to manager".

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