The Yankees are in a horrible slump that has put them at 21-18, change needs to come and it needs to start with Aaron Boone.
It was honestly a shock to everyone when the Yankees did not resign Joe Girardi at the end of the 2017 season. Girardi, with the help of Aaron Judge, brought the Yankees within one game of the World Series and they would have made it if the Astros weren’t cheating. After the series, Girardi’s contract was not renewed and the Yankees had to get a new manager. They hired Aaron Boone and it has failed.
In 2018, Boone was gifted the best team in baseball that had also just added 2017 NL MVP, Giancarlo Stanton. Boone led the Yankees to a 100-62 record and the Wild Card game. The Yankees won the Wild Card and faced the Redsox in the ALDS. The Yankees were destroyed in four games and Boone was heavily out managed by Alex Cora.
During the ALDS Boone often left starters in way too long and in game-three brought in Austin Romine to pitch. A position player pitching in the postseason against our biggest rival. Nice job Boone!
Going into 2019, Boone needed to improve as the Yankees window was projected to start all along in 2019. The 2019 season was filled with injuries and for the most part, Boone did a decent job. The team didn’t play well cause of the manager, he is just a puppet. The only things Boone did well last year was his couple ejections that seemed to fire up the team, but for the most part, he did nothing.
2020 has been an awful year for not only the Yankees but for Aaron Boone. It is no question that this year, Boone is the worst manager in baseball. I have never seen a manager leave a starting pitcher in the game too long multiple games in a row. Each time Boone thinks the pitcher has stuff left they always give up homers. He also has been bringing in the wrong bullpen arms and at times is saved by the Yankees lineup.
Boone also pissed off Gerrit Cole so much that he was broken for two games. He also decided that runners on first and second with two outs in a 3-2 game was the perfect spot for Clarke Schmidt to make his debut. The Yankees have been terrible since their 16-6 start and now we sit at 21-18 and Boone still doesn’t think the team needs a pep talk.
Aaron Boone doesn’t have the guts to rip into the team when needed. He is just there to be their friend and that will not get us to the World Series. Boone has an option at the end of the season and it should not be picked up. If the Yankees want to win a World Series they need to get rid of Boone.