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NFT: It’s Aaron Boone

TommytheElephant : 12/1/2017 8:27 pm
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Cashman is no dummy  
Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 8:53 pm : link
He clearly has his reasons for the hire, and we'll find out what they are. I just really have reservations about a guy who has zero experience as either a coach or a manager taking over the most demanding job in MLB.
Bahahahaha...from the RAB comments  
Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 8:54 pm : link
Cuso
a minute ago
In a repeat of 15 years earlier, Boone breaks his ankle in pickup basketball in December ‘18 and Cash hires ARod to manage in ‘19.
Yep I trust Cash  
Stu11 : 12/1/2017 8:55 pm : link
I'm sorry he's too good of s GM to let his ego take over and chance ruining what could be a great run. If Boone is good enough for him he's good enough for me. He sure comes from solid baseball lineage.
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Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 8:55 pm : link
@JonHeyman
36s
1 rival exec said he guesses the yankees have a 50-50 chance, maybe a little more, to end up with japanese league star shohei ohtani. in that bet, i'm taking the more.
Rothschild will likely  
bigbluehoya : 12/1/2017 8:57 pm : link
Be managing the pitching changes and bullpen decisions. It’s the only reason I can imagine that he would have accepted the job not knowing who the manager or any of the rest of the staff was.

As much as I’m not psyched by AB, I’m not worried at all.
Weird choice.  
section125 : 12/1/2017 8:57 pm : link
I guess I just don't understand how someone who was never even a coach could become the manager of the New York Yankees. This ain't the Mets, Twins, Rangers. This is the most important team in the league. I think Cashman should have just put the uniform on himself.

Blah...
Bob Nightingale guesses Phil Nevin will be on the staff  
Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 8:59 pm : link
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Hard for me to be negative about this.  
Dave in Hoboken : 12/1/2017 9:02 pm : link
Cashman's been on fire for awhile now and just won Executive of the Year award. He knows what he's doing.
Who will be  
nygnyy274 : 12/1/2017 9:05 pm : link
The hitting coach?
At least Boone's broadcasting career is over.  
bceagle05 : 12/1/2017 9:05 pm : link
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RE: Who will be  
mfsd : 12/1/2017 9:08 pm : link
In comment 13717325 nygnyy274 said:
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The hitting coach?


Maybe Beltran?
Maybe Cashman just wants his wife around  
Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 9:08 pm : link
Google Laura Cover, although most of the pics will be NSFW
From reading the articles  
mfsd : 12/1/2017 9:10 pm : link
Sounds like ARod had Cashman’s ear about candidates...he may well have been recommending Boone to him.
RE: From reading the articles  
Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 9:12 pm : link
In comment 13717338 mfsd said:
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Sounds like ARod had Cashman’s ear about candidates...he may well have been recommending Boone to him.


Because he knows when Aaron Boone fucks up, the job is his
RE: At least Boone's broadcasting career is over.  
RasputinPrime : 12/1/2017 9:12 pm : link
In comment 13717327 bceagle05 said:
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Amen.
The days of having a baseball lifer as a manager  
Matt in SGS : 12/1/2017 9:12 pm : link
a la a Jim Leyland or Tony LaRussa or even Joe Torre are no longer necessary. Most teams now employ sabermetric guys and statisticians full time, and the Yankees have pretty much an entire division set up for that in the front office. A manager now needs to be someone who can relate to the players and communicate with them on day to day. There is no more gut feelings or mad scientists out there as a manager. The answers are all in spreadsheets and binders, etc.

So long as Boone can work with the players day in and day out, and read the reports given to him and follow those directions, that's all the Yankees want.
There is this:  
manh george : 12/1/2017 9:16 pm : link
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Following his interview with the Yankees last month, Boone touted the fact that he grew up around the game as a factor that could offset his lack of coaching experience. His grandfather, father and brother all played in the majors, and his dad, Bob Boone, managed the Royals and Reds.

“Obviously, experience is very valuable and should be a check mark for somebody,” Boone said. “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. And then growing up where my dad was in the big leagues from the time I was born to the time I was in a senior in high school and being around great teams, great players, I’ve kind of lived this game as a kid.”


I would think that his ego could handle having a strong staff around him, including the bench coach. If Cashman didn't beleive that, he wouldn't have hired him.
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Jessica Mendoza seemed a lot smarter than Boone  
Vanzetti : 12/1/2017 9:24 pm : link
maybe she can be the bench coach
RE: Jessica Mendoza seemed a lot smarter than Boone  
Dave in Hoboken : 12/1/2017 9:29 pm : link
In comment 13717350 Vanzetti said:
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maybe she can be the bench coach


If by smarter, you mean one of the worst commentators of all time, then sure. Another Mets fan that can't help but post on a Yankee thread. Nothing new there.
Well at least he’s off the ESPN broadcast  
Rflairr : 12/1/2017 10:21 pm : link
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I  
Fish : 12/1/2017 10:25 pm : link
Like it.
The Green Monster must be shaking ....  
Manny in CA : 12/1/2017 10:25 pm : link

"No, no, not Aaron 'F-in" Boone" !
Boone??!  
prdave73 : 12/1/2017 11:19 pm : link
Really?? Whats wrong with New York teams hiring quality coaches?! smdh..
has anyone ever  
GentleGiant : 12/1/2017 11:21 pm : link
heard anyone say that Aaron Boone could be a good manager one day? His commentary on ESPN never offered a single insight into what might be coming next. The Yankees tried making a singular playoff hero manager once before, didn't work out too well and Bucky was a beloved Yankee.
RE: The days of having a baseball lifer as a manager  
Rover : 12/1/2017 11:27 pm : link
In comment 13717344 Matt in SGS said:
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a la a Jim Leyland or Tony LaRussa or even Joe Torre are no longer necessary. Most teams now employ sabermetric guys and statisticians full time, and the Yankees have pretty much an entire division set up for that in the front office. A manager now needs to be someone who can relate to the players and communicate with them on day to day. There is no more gut feelings or mad scientists out there as a manager. The answers are all in spreadsheets and binders, etc.

So long as Boone can work with the players day in and day out, and read the reports given to him and follow those directions, that's all the Yankees want.

Ummm isn't that why Girardi was criticized...for sticking to the binder?
RE: RE: The days of having a baseball lifer as a manager  
adamg : 12/1/2017 11:29 pm : link
In comment 13717422 Rover said:
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In comment 13717344 Matt in SGS said:


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a la a Jim Leyland or Tony LaRussa or even Joe Torre are no longer necessary. Most teams now employ sabermetric guys and statisticians full time, and the Yankees have pretty much an entire division set up for that in the front office. A manager now needs to be someone who can relate to the players and communicate with them on day to day. There is no more gut feelings or mad scientists out there as a manager. The answers are all in spreadsheets and binders, etc.

So long as Boone can work with the players day in and day out, and read the reports given to him and follow those directions, that's all the Yankees want.


Ummm isn't that why Girardi was criticized...for sticking to the binder?


He was criticized because players felt like they couldn't talk to him. That was the major issue.
Yes, and Boone will rely on the binder just as much.  
bceagle05 : 12/1/2017 11:30 pm : link
But he's a fresh face who will kiss the players' asses.
I'm reserving judgment on this one  
adamg : 12/1/2017 11:31 pm : link
I didn't like it initially, but wtf do I know... I'm sure Cashman has an idea of what he's doing. He's earned some faith from the fans.
Out of all the candidates for the job...  
Milton : 12/1/2017 11:40 pm : link
The only one I had an opinion on was Meulens. And it wasn't a favorable opinion. It's based solely on his comments following his interview with Cashman, but he struck me as a guy who tells people what he thinks they want to hear. And all the talk about being a winner just made me think of Buddy/Rex Ryan, but with less of a track record to back it up (unless I'm missing something, any winning Meulens has done has been as a passenger, not the driver).

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“I was groomed to be a winner,” said Meulens.
“(Throughout) my career, I’ve won a bunch. And that never changes. Every day I come to the ballpark to win the game. Nothing against anybody else, but I have a drive for that. Also, I’ve been known to be a great communicator with guys because of my ability to speak different languages.”
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“Sometimes, players tend to not give information to the coaches,” Meulens said. “But you don’t know if (someone’s) dog died or something. If I coach or if I manage, I go around and ask guys how they’re doing and if there’s any issues, you’ve got to understand as a coach, you’re kind of a psychologist at the same time. Having an understanding of a player and easing a player a bit goes a long way toward getting the player to play.”

He strikes me as a guy who is always going to do what he thinks he is supposed to do and doesn't have a mind of his own. I want someone who is capable of an original thought, who is capable of telling people what they don't want to hear and not just what they do want to hear. Is Boone that guy? I have no idea. But Meulens isn't.
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aaron boone  
gm7b5 : 12/2/2017 2:12 am : link
is kinda like 18-1. ill be happy giving him a chance.
Eh... this is a team with HIGH expectations in 2018  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 12/2/2017 3:04 am : link
(that will only get higher with Ohtani) and we're bringing in a guy whith absolutely zero experience to manage. By and large, those types of guys have been failures. I hope Booney is great, but this seems like a dumb move to dump Girardi without anyone in particular in mind.
I think it's going to take me some time to digest this.  
TheMick7 : 12/2/2017 5:40 am : link
The list of 6,with the exception of Wedge,had no MLB managing experience. Out of them, my choice would have been Muelens but,as others have said,I'm willing to give Cashman the benefit of the doubt on this hire as his track record of late has been very good.That being said,there will be no adjustment period for Boone,coming into a team that was 1 game away from the World Series. He won't have the benefit of learning from his mistakes in the same way a Gabe Kapler will. It obviously is imperative that they hire an experienced bench coach to give Boone the on the job training he needs.Having Rothschild aboard gives continuity to the pitching staff so along w/the bench coach,Boone will have experience to lean on.It's obvious the baseball is changing on how it views it's managers & I'm still not sure if it's for the better.But,I haven't looked forward to a Yankee season as much as this one in a while so hopefully Boone will be that "new age" manager that Cashman believes they need.It's going to be very interesting season!
Eh, I'm fine with Boone. Really only need a body.  
Ryan in Albany : 12/2/2017 7:11 am : link
Now go get Ohtani, Cash!!!
RE: Wow  
Beer Man : 12/2/2017 9:36 am : link
In comment 13717270 illmatic said:
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Hope they get a good, experienced bench coach.
+1. We've been told Boone is a very smart baseball guy, but with zero coaching experience and being asked to lead an up and coming, young playoff team, I have to feel this is a big gamble by Cashman
RE: Maybe Cashman just wants his wife around  
Beer Man : 12/2/2017 9:39 am : link
In comment 13717334 Greg from LI said:
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Google Laura Cover, although most of the pics will be NSFW
All I can saw about that is DDDDAAAAMMMNNN. He's a lucky man
I think Cashman  
Kyle in NY : 12/2/2017 9:49 am : link
deserves the benefit of the doubt here. I'm excited for it. Let's find an experienced bench coach and go to work!
RE: The days of having a baseball lifer as a manager  
HomerJones45 : 12/2/2017 10:42 am : link
In comment 13717344 Matt in SGS said:
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a la a Jim Leyland or Tony LaRussa or even Joe Torre are no longer necessary. Most teams now employ sabermetric guys and statisticians full time, and the Yankees have pretty much an entire division set up for that in the front office. A manager now needs to be someone who can relate to the players and communicate with them on day to day. There is no more gut feelings or mad scientists out there as a manager. The answers are all in spreadsheets and binders, etc.

So long as Boone can work with the players day in and day out, and read the reports given to him and follow those directions, that's all the Yankees want.
Pretty much spot on.
I was hoping for Meulens  
Matt M. : 12/2/2017 11:10 am : link
He's proven a better coach than player and has served on championship teams. Boone is a so-so analyst. How the Hell did he get this job.
RE: I think Cashman  
rich in DC : 12/2/2017 11:17 am : link
In comment 13717639 Kyle in NY said:
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deserves the benefit of the doubt here. I'm excited for it. Let's find an experienced bench coach and go to work!


I have to admit that I was sure it was going to be Meulens, who had a lot of experience going for him. Boone is a personality to be sure- he will likely be a plus with the media and in the clubhouse.

However, as you said, he WILL need a strong X's and Os guy on the bench. Torre had Zimmer- who had forgotten more about baseball than most people ever knew- to help with the hard choices. I think Boone needs a "wise man" to guide him through the first couple years.

I also hope that he puts together a strong coaching staff. I hope that Beltran gets a job- he could also be a big plus there. However, with SO many young players- no matter how talented- you need guys who can work with them, keep training them up and help them work out of slumps and the like.

I am still not 100% on board with the choice, but I give Cashman the benefit of the doubt here.
RE: Everything about this was weird  
Matt M. : 12/2/2017 11:18 am : link
In comment 13717277 Greg from LI said:
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The sudden dismissal of Girardi, the glacially slow pace of interviews, the odd mix of candidates, and now the completely out of left field hire of a broadcaster whose never taken the field as anything but a player.
Plus, they supposedly indicated they wanted to interview 10 candidates, and stopped at 6. If they had their minds made up before interviewing Beltran, why interview him? Or were they seriously considering Beltran? That would have been a mistake, in my mind. I was not inspired by any of the other choices.
RE: RE: Everything about this was weird  
Gatorade Dunk : 12/2/2017 12:17 pm : link
In comment 13717719 Matt M. said:
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In comment 13717277 Greg from LI said:


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The sudden dismissal of Girardi, the glacially slow pace of interviews, the odd mix of candidates, and now the completely out of left field hire of a broadcaster whose never taken the field as anything but a player.

Plus, they supposedly indicated they wanted to interview 10 candidates, and stopped at 6. If they had their minds made up before interviewing Beltran, why interview him? Or were they seriously considering Beltran? That would have been a mistake, in my mind. I was not inspired by any of the other choices.

They never said 10. They said less than 10. Six is less than ten.

Michael Kay seemed to think there were eight targets - I think Ausmus and Ibanez, who both turned down the interview request, may have been the other two.
I do like Cashman  
Matt M. : 12/2/2017 1:27 pm : link
But, I do not think he necessarily deserves any benefit of the doubt. I have not been convinced they want the best manager vs. the most willing to listen to them (i.e. about analytics, personnel, etc.). I honestly don't know if Boone will be good or bad...because he hasn't even coached at any level. I do think most of their candidates were retreads. Meulens has a good reputation and rings. He'll, even as another former player with no coaching experience, Beltran at least has a positive recent history with the Yankees in terms of working with young players and almost served as a player/coach. What, in Boone's history, shows an inclination he will do a good job?
Boone was not my choice  
mavric : 12/2/2017 1:36 pm : link
but the more I read up on him and what the Yanks are looking for, I can see why they chose him. Highly personable, works well with young players (for which the team is now built around), great with media folks, knows how all the other teams think-manage-react in certain situations as a broadcaster, and is prone to analytics, etc. I've read that he has the same clubhouse effect as Todd Frazier and is very well liked by everyone.

Time will tell. I will support Boone unless he's a complete flop - if for no other reason than his really hot wife (LOL).

I hope he wins a dozen world series over the next 20 years (with the Yanks of course).
Agreed Rich  
Kyle in NY : 12/2/2017 1:41 pm : link
It's unfortunate that Thomson moved on. He could have been useful to help initiate Boone. Not sure who else out there
Managing a  
XBRONX : 12/2/2017 1:57 pm : link
baseball team is not brain surgery.
RE: I do like Cashman  
Gatorade Dunk : 12/2/2017 2:07 pm : link
In comment 13717816 Matt M. said:
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But, I do not think he necessarily deserves any benefit of the doubt. I have not been convinced they want the best manager vs. the most willing to listen to them (i.e. about analytics, personnel, etc.). I honestly don't know if Boone will be good or bad...because he hasn't even coached at any level. I do think most of their candidates were retreads. Meulens has a good reputation and rings. He'll, even as another former player with no coaching experience, Beltran at least has a positive recent history with the Yankees in terms of working with young players and almost served as a player/coach. What, in Boone's history, shows an inclination he will do a good job?

What makes you think that listening to advice about analytics and personnel is a bad thing? The Yankees are currently hiring quant analysts and the minimum requirement is a PhD. Don't you think that maybe it makes sense to be open to suggestion from some big brains? I mean, especially since you couldn't tell the difference between "10" and "less than 10"?
Article about Boone from Tim Kurkijan:  
Dave in Hoboken : 12/2/2017 2:53 pm : link
Nice read.
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RE: Article about Boone from Tim Kurkijan:  
mfsd : 12/2/2017 3:05 pm : link
In comment 13717905 Dave in Hoboken said:
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Nice read. Link. - ( New Window )


Great read, thanks
RE: RE: I do like Cashman  
BigBlueShock : 12/2/2017 4:27 pm : link
In comment 13717858 Gatorade Dunk said:
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In comment 13717816 Matt M. said:


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But, I do not think he necessarily deserves any benefit of the doubt. I have not been convinced they want the best manager vs. the most willing to listen to them (i.e. about analytics, personnel, etc.). I honestly don't know if Boone will be good or bad...because he hasn't even coached at any level. I do think most of their candidates were retreads. Meulens has a good reputation and rings. He'll, even as another former player with no coaching experience, Beltran at least has a positive recent history with the Yankees in terms of working with young players and almost served as a player/coach. What, in Boone's history, shows an inclination he will do a good job?


What makes you think that listening to advice about analytics and personnel is a bad thing? The Yankees are currently hiring quant analysts and the minimum requirement is a PhD. Don't you think that maybe it makes sense to be open to suggestion from some big brains? I mean, especially since you couldn't tell the difference between "10" and "less than 10"?

I applaud your efforts but Matt also stated that Boone may be a bad choice because he was a “so-so” announcer, lulz. No sense debating someone that thinks that way...
RAB with a pretty fair and balanced take  
Del Shofner : 12/2/2017 4:40 pm : link
on the Boone hiring...
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