3 Aaron Boone Replacements the Yankees Need to Consider
The New York Yankees and their entire fanbase is still reeling from Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game loss to the Boston Red Sox. It was yet another game where the offense drastically underperformed, failing to show up on the biggest stage of the 2021 MLB season.
New York's AL Wild Card loss was truly indicative of the entire season, a true Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde showing. Less than two weeks ago, the good side of this team showed up, in Fenway Park, against Nathan Eovaldi. This was part of a furious push to limp into the postseason.
On Tuesday, just two weeks later, the dark side came out. A lifeless lineup that failed to run the bases properly, failed to pick up a struggling ace, and exited the playoffs after a massive underperformance.
Now, all eyes turn to Aaron Boone, the MLB manager with the hottest seat in baseball. Yankees fans are clamoring for a change.
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While Boone has not yet been officially let go by the Yankees front office, it's time to start thinking ahead. There's a very good chance the Yankees use this offseason for some wholesale changes and that starts first with the manager.
With that in mind, The Duel has put together the three best Aaron Boone replacement options if the Yankees decide to part ways.
Aaron Boone Replacements
1. David Cone
This is, perhaps, the most fun option on our list. The former Yankees great has worked for the YES Network broadcast team for the past decade and is super familiar with the team. He's a little bit dorky with his love of sabermetric statistics and baseball analytics, but that's exactly what the Yankees try to do. A former Yankees legend, cerebral thinker, and proven World Series winner, Coney may be the perfect fit for the job.
2. Buck Showalter
Buck Showalter is the anthesis of Aaron Boone. The former Yankees manager from 1992-95 is an old-school baseball mind, not in love with analytics. Not only is Showalter also currently connected to the team through his work with the YES Network, but he'd take on a completely different vibe than Boone. No nonsense, showing fire on the field and in his press conferences, Showalter could light a fire under this team. There'd be no star preferential treatment of players with a manager like Showalter, no close-lipped defenses of players for not running to first or making errors on routine plays.
3. Matt Quatraro
Finding someone working under a brilliant baseball mind like Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash could never be a bad idea. Matt Quatraro is the current bench coach in Tampa Bay and someone with loose connections to the Yankees organization. Not only did Quatraro grow up in New York, but he briefly signed with the team as a player in 2003. Currently, the Rays are the class of the American League. With one of baseball's lowest payrolls, this team manages to win 100+ games and push every single one of the right buttons. Let's stick it to our current biggest rival with this hire.
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