Via the NY Post:
Boone, 44, overcame the odds to win this job by virtue of a strong interview in which he apparently showcased the “connectivity” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman thought Girardi lacked. Boone was highly regarded as a teammate for his people skills, and he stayed plugged into the game through his job. He served as a media go-to guy during his playing days, though that dynamic will be challenged with his new role; it should be noted Girardi, who struggled with his news conferences as manager, once won the Baseball Writers Association of America New York chapter’s “Good Guy Award” as a Yankees player.
Cashman notified Boone on Thursday of his intention to recommend him to Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner. On Friday, Cashman and Boone’s agent Adam Katz hammered out a contract. The team likely will introduce Boone formally next week at a Yankee Stadium news conference.
Personally I preferred Hensley Meulens for his experience, and if they were going with a non-experienced guy I would have preferred Carlos Beltran, but Aaron Boone will have to do. However, honestly, at this point all of us are only speculating on whether or not they are capable for the job.
Perhaps this means that Alex Rodriguez will somehow becomes the next Yankees manager. Anyone for pickup basketball?