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Aaron Boone, New York Yankees manager, shouldn't worry about his job security when Brian Cashman is in control. It remains to be seen whether the status quo will continue in the front office.
Andy Martino of SNY reports that Cashman isn't ready to leave Boone, despite New York's fourth-place finish in the American League East. He also said that Cashman was nine games behind the Boston Red Sox's first-place team.
Martino wrote, "In addition to covering Yankees on daily basis," Martino wrote. "People around Brian Cashman will be shocked if the GM changes managers after this season even if they miss the playoffs. These same people are curious if Cashman will make the decision.
New York is at 41-39, with a run differential of minus-three runs as the All Star break approaches.
After this season, Boone's contract ends with the Yankees. Hal Steinbrenner (team managing partner), said that he wouldn't agree to Boone returning to New York if New York doesn't reach the playoffs. He told reporters on Thursday Zoom that he couldn't answer the question with so much of this season remaining.
Steinbrenner stated that this is a hypothetical and that these aren't things I want think about until the season ends. "But the playoffs are important. It's not because we do it every season and fans expect it. It's important because it will prove that we have come back.
Steinbrenner also blamed the Yankees' offense for ranking 23rd for runs (329), 14th for OPS (.720), and tied for 10th for strikeouts (10737). New York is currently 17-24 against the AL East, including 0-6 against Red Sox.
Martino pointed out that Steinbrenner's announcement Thursday allows the team to either rule over Cashman regarding Boone's future, or bring in a new general manger who would decide Boones fate.
Since replacing Joe Girardi in Bronx, the Yankees' playoff hero has been 277-187 as team manager. He has won the AL East in 2019, but has not advanced to the American League Championship Series. New York was defeated six times by the Houston Astros in 2019
Although it doesn't seem likely that New York will hire a new manager this season, things could quickly escalate if the Yankees continue their slump.