Despite many Yankee fans not being a fan of Boone entering 2019, he has put himself in position to take home manager of the year honors.
Aaron Boone had his fair share of doubters when he was named manager of the New York Yankees prior to the 2018 season.
Boone got the job in the most robust place in baseball to manage despite not having any managerial or coaching experience in the big league level.
Even after posting 100 wins and guiding the Yankees to the ALDS in his first year as skipper Boone again entered 2019 with his fair share of critics. Fans were not in love with the way Boone handled the bullpen at times or even constructed his lineup.
After starting the season 6-9 in 2019, some fans were asking for Boone to be fired. Boone is now laughing at them as he’s guided the Yankees to a 62-33 record and an eight-game division lead with July more than halfway over.
Not only has Boone guided the Yankees to the best record in baseball so far but he has done so despite an insane number of injuries. Aaron Judge missed nearly two months, Gary Sanchez spent time on the injured list, Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks both missed more than a month, Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t played 10 games, and Luis Severino and Dellin Betances have yet to play one game all season.
Despite all this, Boone has helped guide his team to baseball’s best record and seemingly run away with the AL East, a division they have not won since 2012.
Perhaps most importantly, he has his players backs. Thursday he went off on home plate umpire Brennan Miller and called his team “savages.”
It’s safe to say his team loved it and have the utmost respect for their skipper who is proving to be one of baseballs best.