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Yankees will consider if they dump Aaron Boone based on inside information

Yankees will consider if they dump Aaron Boone based on inside information

Brian Cashman is on the clock.

The New York Yankees general manager must make a decision on manager Aaron Boone's future.

Boone, who has been the teams manager for the last four seasons, is said to be inclined to keep him, according to ESPNS Buster Olney.

According to Olney, the Yankees have its sights set on Boones successor if they decide to go in another direction.

If the Yankees decide to let Boones contract expire and appoint another manager, rival officials believe they will consider Astros bench coach Joe Espada, among other options. Espada coached for the Yankees before moving to the Astros in 2018.

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Espada, you may recall, was Cashman's special assistant in 2014. Espada was the Yankees third base coach for Joe Girardi from 2015-17.

Espada will replace Alex Cora as the Astros bench coach before the 2018 season, who had been AJ Hinchs right-hand man before he joined the Boston Red Sox.

If they are done with Boone, Espada might not be the only candidate the Yankees consider. Buck Showalter, a three-time American League Manager of the Year and three time winner, has been linked to the Yankees, as well as possible connections with the New York Mets and San Diego Padres.

Showalter reaffirmed himself to Yankees fans this season as a studio analyst on YES Network, setting the stage for the late 1990s dynasty. Showalter later managed the Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles. In his 20 years as a big-league skipper, hes won 1,551 games and has coached 84 games.

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Mike Rosenstein can be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.

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