The Yankees are planning to keep Aaron Boone in the manager’s chair for 2023. That’s according to owner Hal Steinbrenner, who spoke to Mark Didtler of the Associated Press today. “As far as Boone’s concerned, we just signed him and for all the same reasons I listed a year ago, I believe he is a very good manager,” Steinbrenner said. “I don’t see a change there.”
Boone, 49, first took over as the skipper in the Bronx prior to the 2018 season and the club has qualified for the postseason in each of his campaigns at the helm. As the 2021 season was winding down, he and the Yanks agreed to a three-year extension that covered the 2022-2024 seasons plus a club option for 2025.
Boone has been successful in the regular season thus far, earning three Wild Card berths and AL East division titles in both 2019 and 2022. However, the postseason track record isn’t as strong, with the club failing to reach the World Series in any of those campaigns. On the heels of a four-game ALCS sweep at the hands of the Houston Astros here in 2022, some frustrated Yankee fans might have been hoping for a shakeup. But the disappointing conclusion to the season evidently isn’t going to lead to any rash decisions in the dugout. If the club had any thought of moving on from Boone, they would have to fire him with two years remaining on his deal.
Boone will go into 2023 with a managerial record of 427-281, looking to add another winning season to that total. The offseason will determine what kind of roster he will be in charge of, with the major unanswered question being what happens with impending free agent Aaron Judge.