No decision on Yankees' Aaron Boone hints at front office troubles, according to a source
No news is... bad news?
Buster Olney, an ESPN MLB insider, said on Thursday regarding the New York Yankees.
The fact that the Yankees didn't announce the resolution to their managerial/staff situation yesterday, on an off-day in the postseason, is a sign of all of the complicating factors -- the expiration of Aaron Boone's contract imminent, possible staff changes.
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Boone has just finished his fourth season as Yankees manager. The Yankees have a history of qualifying for the postseason, but last week they lost to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Wild-Card game.
The Yankees havent won (or even appeared in) the World Series since 2009, so the pressure on general manager Brian Cashman, who may be on the brink of being put on his own terms, is mounting.
Aside from the front office drama, the Yankees face several roster questions.
Do they have to pay a lot for neo-agent shortstops?
What about pitching assistance, with both the starting rotation and bullpen in need of upgrades?
Luke Voit, or does the team take a step up to re-sign Anthony Rizzo?
Is it this the year the team offers right fielder Aaron Judge a long-term contract extension?
Chances are, Cashman and Boone will be the ones answering those questions. But if they don't find the answers correctly, they could be forced to pay the price.
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