Although the Yankees' owner Hal Steinbrenner is still waiting to be able to direct the team's direction in a fluid environment, industry sources said that he appears inclined to keep Aaron Boone the manager.
One source claimed that Boone likes him and that he doesn't blame him for what happened.
Steinbrenner pointed out that the team's problems were primarily due to underachieving players during a disappointing season. Some Yankees fans have also voiced their disapproval of Boone on social media.
Boone currently does not have a contract to play in the 2022 season. Boone is privately criticized by some within the team. The common complaints are that he shouldn't be so blunt in his evaluation of the Yankees' performance and that his bullpen decisions often don’t work out.
The Yankees have a record of 328-218, with an average of 98 wins over the three seasons. They also make the playoffs every season. Boone has been manager for four seasons. They were defeated by the Red Sox in the American League Wild Card Game, and the Yankees have not advanced past the American League Championship Series under Boone. This is a significant matter for a fanbase that has not seen a World Series title since 2009.
Changes to the coaching staff may be considered by the organization.
Steinbrenner is not the only one who will decide whether Boone stays with the Yankees. Boone's contract will expire shortly after the World Series. This means that he could be a free agent on the managerial market in a time when many front-office executives feel there is a shortage of qualified, attractive candidates. Boone's Yankees contract could be up for renewal, meaning that other teams may be interested in Boone.
Jayce Tingler, the San Diego Padres' manager, was fired by them last week. They are now expected to hire someone who has previously managed in the major leagues. Their leadership is interested in the following names: Ron Washington, Braves third base coach, and Bruce Bochy and Brad Ausmus. Buck Showalter, Jeff Banister, and Buck Showalter are all finalist candidates for the San Diego job. A source says that one staffer asked questions about Boone's status, and whether the Padres could consider him.
Because of the presumption they have useful experience with dealing with reporters and being the public face for a private company during a season, the Yankees' pedigree has served other candidates, such as Joe Girardi or Don Mattingly.
Officials from rival teams believe that if the Yankees decide to let Boone's contract expire, they will choose a new manager. Before joining the Astros, Espada was a Yankees coach.
Teams are advised by the commissioner's office not to make major announcements during the playoffs, as attention could be diverted from ongoing games. The Yankees may not announce a resolution until there's a break in their playoff schedule.