NY Yankees Make Huge Decision On Aaron Boone's Future

After their worst season in over 30 years, the New York Yankees are expected to make plenty of changes this offseason. But apparently, manager Aaron Boone will escape the gallows, and will be retained. That's the report from Yankees insider Andy Martino.

Yankees higher-ups will convene on Wednesday in Tampa for an autopsy of a season that GM Brian Cashman labeled a “disaster,” and discussions about how to improve in 2024. Manager Aaron Boone will be included in those discussions because the team is not planning to fire him. Per league sources, Boone is expected back with the Yankees next season.

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The Pinstripers finished the "disastrous" 2023 season at 82-80, their fewest wins in a full 162-game season since 1992. 

Boone's contract still has another year to run, so there's no particular announcement needed from the Yankees. But as Martino notes, if those Tampa 'higher-ups' meetings "go sideways", there could always be a chance that Boone could be out, "but no one expects that to happen," writes Martino.

Aaron Judge gave his manager a vote of confidence as the season wound down, which certainly would have played in Boone's favor, if  the front office was uncertain of which way to go. 

Boone has a .585 winning percentage (509-361) in his six seasons at the helm in the Bronx, including five playoff appearances and four playoff rounds won. 

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