Posted on December 2, 2017 at 06:45 AM | Updated on December 2, 2017 at 06:52 a.m.
8 YANKEES GRAZIANO MUNSON
John Munson | The Star-Ledger
Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
So now we know: Aaron Boone will leave his job as ESPN Sunday Night Baseball badyst to take Joe Girardi's old job as manager of the Yankees.
The news came out on Friday night, after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced that the first round of interviews was over, there would be no second round and he was ready to go to owner Hal Steinbrenner. with a recommendation.
Later in the day, Carlos Beltran, the sixth and final candidate for the interview, told reporters that he was "out of competition" when news broke that Rob Thomson, the first to meet with Cashman, He had accepted a job as a banking coach for the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Gabe Kapler.
Amid reports that the Yankees had their man – at that time, he was a bench coach for the San Francisco Giants, Henley Meulens or Boone – the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted that Muelens was staying.
And shortly thereafter, the New York Daily News broke the news that Boo will be the new patron of a very talented and very young Yankees club that surprised many by reaching the playoffs in 2017 as Wild Card of the League American and then running to Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.  Despite being in a great job, Boone will be under pressure to take the Yankees to the next level, and to do so he will be forced to make big decisions … some in the offseason, some during spring training and many in the season. 19659006] Here is a look at some of what awaits Boone: