Sep 29, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) blows a bubble-gum bubble in the dugout in the eighth inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.)

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.

About Jay Rigdon

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