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Hal Steinbrenner’s Aaron Boone call had Andy Pettitte, Nick Swisher influence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hal Steinbrenner began an important offseason by considering whether Aaron Boone should return as Yankees manager next season.

The Yankees’ managing general partner says he believes Boone is a good manager, and the consensus of the group of people he consulted agrees that Boone will indeed return to the dugout for a seventh season. We came to this decision.

Steinbrenner mentioned players, former players (he named Andy Pettitte and Nick Swisher, who were with the team for some time this year), and two of Brian Cashman’s special advisors, Brian Sabean and Omar.・He said he asked Mr. Minaya for his opinion on Boone.

Hal Steinbrenner consulted many baseball insiders to understand Aaron Boone’s future with the Yankees.
Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post
Aaron Boone will return as Yankees manager next season.
Robert Szabo of the New York Post

“I didn’t share my opinion on the conference call, but we all came to the same conclusion: Aaron is a great coach and should be our coach in 2024,” Steinbrenner said on a Zoom call Tuesday. It’s a thing,” he said.

Boone, who is in the final year of his contract and the Yankees have a club option for 2025, has a record of 509-361 in the regular season and 14-17 in the postseason.

Although 2023 was a tough season, he still had support from the Yankees’ clubhouse, including top leaders Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole.

Andy Pettit was part of the group whose consensus was to bring Boone back.
Jason Zenz writes for the New York Post

“He’s very intelligent,” Steinbrenner said. “He’s a hard worker. The players respect him as a coach and want to play for him and win for him. These are things that are very important to me. is a well-rounded guy… in that he can take all the information that we throw at him from both sides and he can log it all in and work with the coaches. He has a great relationship with the coaching staff.

“One of the most important things for me is, yes, the most important thing is winning championships. But if the coach is not respected by the players and the players are not playing for the coach. If you don’t want to win, that’s always going to be an issue for me. But when you talk to current players, like I said, that’s never the case. And that’s true in the clubhouse. It’s a big thing for me.”

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