A-Rod thinks Aaron Boone did ‘fantastic’ job this season, would give him 3-year extension


Buster Olney of ESPN reported Tuesday the Yankees are likely to retain Aaron Boone (whose contract expires after the World Series) as manager, though obviously, that’s up to owner Hal Steinbrenner, who may decide a change of scenery is better for all involved. Boone has come under fire for his in-game decision-making (particularly his bullpen choices) with many accusing the 48-year-old of squandering one of the most talented and expensive rosters in MLB.

However, his former teammate, Alex Rodriguez, feels differently, arguing the Yankees’ problems run deeper than Boone. In fact, if it were up to him, he’d give Boone a longer leash.

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“I would give him a three-year extension,” said the former AL MVP. “Aaron Boone did a fantastic job. If anyone thinks that Aaron Boone has anything to do with the Yankees’ failures, they’