Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager or coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees, a job he has reportedly been given.
According to insiders it was down to the 44-year-old ESPN baseball analyst and San Francisco Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, 63, for the big gig, even though neither had the experience at the helm of a MLB team.
The New York Daily News was the first to report the hiring. Boone retired after a 12-year playing career in which he finished with a.263 career batting average with 126 home runs. He tore a knee ligament in a pickup basketball game during the 2003-04 offseason and was released by the Yankees, who replaced him by acquiring Alex Rodriguez. Steinbrenner had previously said he was reluctant to have a manager with no experience in the job. Hopefully, Aaron will have more managerial success than his father, as Bob never led a team to an above-.500 record in six seasons.
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Speaking earlier Friday, Cashman said he had consulted with Rodriguez about the candidates but said the former Yankee was not one of them. Cashman later said he was concerned over "ability to fully engage, communicate, connect with the playing personnel".
After all, the longer the Yankees' managerial search lasts, the more A-Rod's name might come up. "He certainly connected with me about what his thoughts are and the types of people he thinks we should play on".
As the new Yankees manager, Boone is committed to the 2017 version of a manager who embraces analytics and sees his office as "an extension of the front office".
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Whatever their relationship with Girardi, those players helped the Yankees win the top AL wild card spot and make a deep playoff run, a rapid rise for a team that seemed to be in transition. Boone, who is nearly nine years younger than Girardi, will perhaps forge stronger bonds with a young core that includes right fielder Aaron Judge, catcher Gary Sanchez, first baseman Greg Bird and pitchers Luis Severino and Dellin Betances.
"I would say in a way I've been preparing for this job for the last 44 years", Boone said last month. "Expectations are ramped up even more". Eric Wedge and Chris Woodward were also considered by the Yankees. "I know what I would be signing up for".
Thomson, who had spent 28 seasons in the Yankees' organization, most recently as the bench coach, is finalizing a deal to fill that role for the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Both Boone and Meulens have Yankee backgrounds.