BaseballNew York Yankees: Aaron Boone better not break what was not broken Former World Series hero hired to replace Joe Girardi as Yankees manager. by Kate Conroy December 3, 2017 It is official, the New York Yankees have hired former MLB third baseman and ESPN analyst Aaron Boone to be the franchise’s 35th manager.This is no doubt a dicey move by GM Brain Cashman, swapping a successful veteran skipper like Joe Girardi with a guy who has zero managerial experience at all.Boone is inheriting a young, talented team that just proved themselves able enough to win now. Finishing the 2017 season one game shy of a World Series berth reminded Yankees fans what playing deep into October feels like again, so the pressure is on.The trouble many Yankees fans are having with all this is too many unanswered whys.Why did Cashman stick it to Girardi in the first place?Let me start by saying that the reason Girardi got sent packing after such a successful season is money. Hal Steinbrenner loves shedding payroll like he owns the Mets and Girardi would have commanded $5-$6 million a season.Why Boone over experienced applicants like Hensley, Rob Thomson or Eric Wedge?Other than being etched in Yankee lore for his historic Game 7-winning homer in the 2003 ALCS, only to test positive for PEDs that same season, Boone has never managed anything except the ESPN broadcasting booth.Boone is a third generation MLB player, so baseball runs in his veins. He is personable, well-liked by his colleagues and obviously loves the game.But is this enough?Meaning….enough to successfully manage a team to the World Series in his first year as a manager.Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell, and that is something Boone doesn’t have much of.But I can promise you that if it is the latter, Cashman’s head is going to roll for this one. So it seems that the GM might want more control over his manager and hiring Boone allows him that.Bottom line is, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.I am not sure why the Yankees felt the need to cause any drama in the first place. Especially now with the fanbase finally making the new stadium rock like the old one.But honestly, whatever is going inside the Yankees front office is being kept very hush-hush, and is nerve-racking to have no concrete answer.For now, there is not much else to do but welcome Aaron Boone, and hope that Cashman has not over played his cards here. Post Views: 1,388The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsKate ConroyLatest posts by Kate Conroy (see all) Yankees: Hey you, stop acting like this is 1998 - May 10, 2018 Yankees vs Red Sox: Who’s Line-Up is Better? - May 8, 2018 New York Yankees: Giancarlo ‘Strikeouts’ Stanton - April 18, 2018 New York Yankees have potential problem with prospects set to man infield - January 8, 2018 Related TopicsAaron BooneBrian CashmanFeatureJoe GirardiNew York Yankees Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 From Inspired to Being an Inspiration: Sports Broadcaster & “The Morning Roast” Host Kate Scott (VIDEO) by Candace Cordelia | posted on December 21, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Somerset Patriots To Host Holiday Toy Drive For Toys For Tots New York Yankees: Do the Bombers need Giancarlo Stanton?