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If the Yankees don't re-up Boone, would he be a Mets manager candidate? — @Bparks3000
You know what? Good point. Probably, with the usual caveat (this goes for your Mike Schildt questions, too) that we don’t yet know who will hire the Mets’ next manager.
I was talking to a rival GM on Friday who opined that if the Yankees moved on from Aaron Boone, he would have a very easy time getting another job.
Why not the Mets? He is seasoned and polished in the New York market, a strong collaborator with the contemporary front office, and loved by players.
Alas for the Mets, these are the same reasons why I expect Boone to return to the Yankees on a new contract. This is not a done deal, but it’s pretty clear that the prevailing sentiment in the Bronx is that Boone should return.
And why wouldn’t they? Why are we even having this conversation after a .601 winning percentage in Boone’s first four years on the job, all of which ended in a postseason appearance? I know, blah blah blah, if George were still alive. But let’s live in the modern game, shall we?
There remains a chance that the Boone/Yankees deal could blow up. That’s always the case until someone signs, and not everyone at Yankee Stadium loves him.
If it does, of course the Mets should jump in. I just don’t think they’ll be so lucky.