I guess Aaron Boone’s “savages” tirade only gave him a week of goodwill. Okay, his ratings are still pretty strong, but I can’t say I saw this much regression coming. I guess a rough series against Boston will do that to any skipper. Now that the Yankees have finished off a beautiful four-game sweep against the Red Sox, maybe an uptick will ensue from this week’s voting.
2019 Regular Season Record: 72-39 (1st place, 8.0 games ahead of Rays)
Last Week: 5-1
Upcoming: Away vs. Orioles (3 games, 8/5 – 8/7), Away vs. Blue Jays (4 games, 8/8 – 8/11)
Recent Aaron Boone News:
- One of the biggest stories of the week was the Yankees’ inactivity at the trade deadline. Boone addressed this and uttered confidence in everyone already in the clubhouse having the ability to win it all. In an interview on WFAN, he said that “Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make”.
- Boone delivered a few injury updates:
- He expects Gary Sánchez to return this weekend in Toronto.
- Aaron Hicks will be shut down for 7 to 10 days, but Boone sounds optimistic that the center fielder will return this year.
- Luis Severino is expected to get on the mound Friday.
- Giancarlo Stanton is improving, but hasn’t begun baseball activities.
- The manager hopes that CC Sabathia will only be out for a couple weeks.
- We’re all frustrated by the amount of injuries this team has suffered. Boone is too. But, the “next man up” mentality has worked well for him and his players.
- The skipper has made it pretty clear that Clint Frazier isn’t in consideration to replace any one of the number of injured position players. That’s not wholly his call, of course, but he definitely has a say.
- Nonetheless, Boone also stated that Frazier hasn’t fallen out of favor with the organization.
- Time for some #ManagerSpeak. Here’s what Boone had to say after the Yankees took Friday night’s affair against Boston, particulary with regard to overcoming dropping three of four in Boston a week prior:
“I have so much faith in that group. They really do a good job of coming in, ready to go, no matter what happened. And they’re not really that affected by a bad night or a bad couple of days or, for that matter, a great couple nights. They expect to go out and win and they know they’re good and there’s a lot of comfort in that when you come to the field knowing you can really play.”
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