Despite Monumental Season Failure, Aaron Judge Staunchly Supports Hated Yankees Skipper – “Definitely The Right Man For The Job”

Published 09/29/2023, 9:00 AM EDT

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Aaron Judge is feeling the frustration. In the aftermath of a highly disappointing season, the New York Yankees are not heading to the postseason. For the first time since 1990, the club almost finished the season with a losing record. For the fourteenth time since 2009, there will be no World Series rings on the Yankees’ hands. For the first time since 2016, there will be no October baseball in the Bronx. Who holds responsibility?

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Rather than playing the blame game, the Yankees captain wants changes in the clubhouse. Starting from the players to the front office and right up to the management, deep self-reflection needs to be the norm. But while Bronx fans may want Aaron Boone gone, Judge will stand up for his manager time and again.

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Each time the front office is brought up, Aaron Judge has stood up for the Yankees skipper without fail. If the Bronx Bombers go out to battle every day, Boone is “in the trenches” with them, according to the captain. While some want him gone, the Yankees slugger recently expanded on his reasoning behind wanting Boone to stay.

“I’ve been with Boonie here since 2018. I think he’s definitely the right man for the job,” Judge told NJ.com. “He knows his players. He knows how to talk to them. He knows when to push them. He knows when to have those tough conversations. I think it’s just about giving Boonie a good supporting cast, the right type of guys who are going to run through a wall for him.”

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Indeed, the Yankees roster has been lacking all year long. While Boone receives his fair share of hate, Brian Cashman is the main recipient of fan animosity. If the GM is unable to provide a good selection of players to choose from, how much can Boone accomplish with the roster he’s given?

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Since the Yankees are not heading to the playoffs, the team will have an extra time to work through their issues. Judge, whose toe injury still gives him trouble, plans to use the first two weeks of October to rest. Then, he’ll get to work.

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“After two weeks, it’s back to business. That’s an extra two weeks to prepare and work,” the slugger told Randy Miller for NJ.com. Judge has indicated before that he will be talking to the management in winter because he has some ideas for change.

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It will certainly be a strange offseason for a club that is used to winning. When forced to confront reality, there will need to be some massive shake-ups.

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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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