Embattled New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was maybe not that embattled after all. Despite a loss in the Wild Card game, and having advanced to the ALCS just once in his four years in charge, the Yankees will have Boone under contract through 2024 with an option for 2025.
The New York Yankees announced today that they have re-signed Manager Aaron Boone to a three-year contract through the 2024 season with a club option for 2025. pic.twitter.com/L7PeyXC9QC
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 19, 2021
Boone has put up some excellent regular season win totals, albeit with a roster that is overwhelmingly talented. In the postseason, though, there have been a lot of questions about his management. That frustration boiled over today in the wake of the Boone news, with a trending topic overwhelmingly weighted towards people very annoyed by his return. (And a few fans of opposing teams who were thrilled.)
— Charlie Ricker (@CharlieRicker24) October 19, 2021
Aaron Boone hitting that home run was the worst thing to ever happen to the Yankees
— Marty Mush (@martymush) October 19, 2021
So I guess Aaron Boone just let all his assistant coaches take the fall for him? Some leader. Coward
— Tommy Smokes (@TomScibelli) October 19, 2021
3 more years of Aaron Boone as the Yankees manager. pic.twitter.com/Gt8UHpvc2M
— Evan Marrero (@itsmrevandaniel) October 19, 2021
— 𝗭𝗮𝗰 𝗕𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗻𝗲𝗿 (@ZacOnTheMic) October 19, 2021
… if this report is "true" about #Yankees ownership and braintrust going to announce tomorrow that Aaron Boone will be allowed to continue to manage this Yankee team … well, they cannot just put the blame [of failure] on the coaching staff, and still keep Boone as manager … https://t.co/qf45RtZCno pic.twitter.com/BhfFO5LKjg
— Jimmy 27 Yankees (@JimmyBronxNY27) October 19, 2021
Aaron Boone is back. pic.twitter.com/I8yw70FIOv
— Talkin’ Jake (@TalkinJake) October 19, 2021
So that’s not going that well!
For most franchises, the four-year run Boone has had in charge would be looked at as a ridiculously successful venture. But the Yankees aren’t most franchises, outsized both in terms of financial advantages and fanbase expectations.