Aaron Boone begins with step away from Yankees cautionary tale

TAMPA — He hit one of the most memorable homers in major league history against the Red Sox one October day. That is basically how Bucky Dent got to be Yankees manager. Aaron Boone, too. Let’s face it: If Dent pops out against Mike Torrez in the seventh inning on

Above all, this Yankees camp will be about Aaron Boone

Looking to identify the most important issue when Yankees camp opens Tuesday in Tampa, when pitchers and catchers arrive, there are plenty of pews to visit. However, one looms above all others: Aaron Boone taking over for Joe Girardi and inheriting a team that is expected, by some but

Joe Girardi’s words of Yankees advice for Aaron Boone

TAMPA — With Aaron Boone set to take over in the Yankees’ dugout, his predecessor has a new job, as well. Joe Girardi has been hired as an analyst with MLB Network and was set to make his debut Wednesday, about four months after not being retained as Yankees

We’ve got to embrace the target on our backs: Aaron Boone

Aaron Boone has yet to manage or coach in a game, but the new Yankees manager already knows how high expectations are for his team. And he doesn’t want anyone to shy away from them. “No doubt, last year we were kind of that [feel-]good story,’’ Boone said Wednesday on

A stronger Luis Severino is ready for his next Cy Young-level step

BRADENTON, Fla. — Following his breakout 2017 season, Yankees right-hander Luis Severino is looking to achieve even more in 2018. The work intensifies here. On this sun-splashed January morning, Severino is in the weight room at the IMG Academy, pushing his body through drills that develop both strength and flexibility.

ESPN wants Alex Rodriguez to replace Aaron Boone

ESPN appears to be treating Alex Rodriguez as a free agent. The network is attempting to coax the former Yankees slugger and current MLB analyst away from his role at Fox Sports, according to a Sporting News report. Rodriguez has become a staple of Fox’s MLB coverage since making

Betances reveals offseason plan for regaining his dominance

Every year, following the holidays Dellin Betances trades the harsh New York winters for the Dominican Republic’s warmth. There, the four-time All Star reliever punishes his 6-foot-8, 265-pound frame with conditioning drills and participates in a throwing program as spring training approaches. But next month’s program will be more specific

A story from Aaron Boone’s past shows how much players love him

If the players gravitate to the newest Yankees manager in the same fashion Aaron Boone’s final band of big league teammates did nine years ago this coming March, the transition process will get off to a good start. In a cramped spring training room at the Astros’ complex in

Gary Sanchez: I had no issues with Joe Girardi

One of Aaron Boone’s top priorities when he became Yankees manager was to get to know Gary Sanchez, who was benched briefly by Joe Girardi last season. Sanchez said he and Boone met Friday night, and the catcher indicated the meeting went well and is confident the two will

What Gary Sanchez is focused on to help his catching issues

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gary Sanchez’s first step toward improving defensively has been to work on his body. Matt Krause, the Yankees’ strength and conditioning director, is in the Dominican Republic working out Sanchez. According to a person with knowledge of the program, Sanchez has dropped weight. While all

Yankees’ second-base solution may be right under their noses

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — How Aaron Boone juggles Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge between right field and DH will be the main event of spring training. However, the undercard has an intriguing feel to it since the Yankees need to find Starlin Castro’s replacement at second base after

Yankees shed some light on what this outfield will look like

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton predicts the pain level felt by baseballs is going to rise with his dock-rope arms joining the muscular Yankees lineup. “I feel sorry for the baseballs,’’ Stanton said on YES Monday from here at the Winter Meetings, where the Yankees trotted out

What should guide Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton trade decision

The most similar trade in major league history to what the Marlins are now trying to orchestrate with Giancarlo Stanton was the Rangers dealing Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees 14 years ago. Yet, it is lessons from that very trade that would give the Yankees great pause about ever

Even if the Yankees suck, Aaron Boone's already won

Aaron Boone was introduced Wednesday as the Yankees manager with his 44-year-old bombshell bride, Laura Cover, by his side. Married since 2002, Cover, Playboy’s Miss October 1998, sat at a table alongside the podium as Boone donned his pinstripes while speaking to the media for the first time since

Cashman: Yankees bench coach also doesn’t need experience

Listening to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and new manager Aaron Boone discuss what they are looking for in a bench coach, it’s not necessary the choice has to be an old head who has seen everything. “I just hired a manager without actual managing experience. I do take

Aaron Boone’s famous Yankees moment doesn’t sit well with him

It’s been 14 years since Aaron Boone took the most famous swing of his baseball career, but it’s remained with him throughout his career as a player and then a broadcaster for ESPN. Now that he’s about to manage the Yankees, the team he hit that 2003 ALCS Game

A guy like Aaron Boone doesn’t need experience: Mark Teixeira

Aaron Boone is well-spoken, well-versed in the game and seemingly universally well-liked. But he hasn’t made a pitching change that cost the Yankees a win or endured a lengthy losing streak, and he admitted during his introductory press conference Wednesday at the Stadium that he was stepping into the

Aaron Boone already working on relationship with Gary Sanchez

One of Aaron Boone’s first priorities once he was told he got the job as Yankees manager was to contact some of his new players. “I’ve reached out to a lot already,’’ Boone said at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. “I’ve texted with a lot of them. I’ve spoken with

Aaron Boone’s signature Yankees moment helped him land job

To be fair, it would be like introducing the late Neil Armstrong without a visual of him walking on the moon. You entered Yankee Stadium Wednesday, this 9-year-old ballpark’s very first time introducing a new manager, and a flat-panel display greeted you with a message: “New York Yankees welcome

The moment Aaron Boone realized he wanted this job

Aaron Boone put the pinstripes back on Wednesday afternoon in his introductory press conference as Yankees manager. Boone detailed his move from the ESPN booth to the Yankees clubhouse, which came to fruition over the past month. “The juices have started to flow the last couple of years,” Boone said

Aaron Boone always has had the ability to connect with players

Sean Casey was traded from the Indians to the Reds the day before the 1998 season began, not knowing what to expect in Cincinnati. “It was the day before Opening Day and I was scrambling,” Casey said. “It’s always tough when you get traded, but I was so young

What Aaron Boone doesn’t know about being Yankees manager

I believe it was the great 20th century philosopher Michael Gerard Tyson who once quipped: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” At the time still classified as the baddest man on the planet, Tyson was responding to an upcoming challenger, who opined that he

Yankees give their Aaron Boone reasoning, now that it’s official

Aaron Boone is officially the Yankees manager. The team made the announcement on Monday, with Boone signing a three-year deal that includes a team option for 2021. He will be introduced at a press conference at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. Boone replaces Joe Girardi, whose contract was not renewed following

Aaron Boone is following in Steve Kerr’s footsteps

New Yankees manager Aaron Boone won’t be the first person to go from broadcasting to coaching a major pro team. Here is a list of coaches who made the move for their first job: Steve Kerr (Warriors) Kerr, who is in his fourth season, has won two NBA titles,

The Yankees’ questions Aaron Boone will need to answer

“He stole. He slept. He was rude to the customers. There goes the best employee a convenience store ever had.” — Apu, talking about Homer on “The Simpsons” Joe Girardi bristled — at umpires, at media questions, at inept security guards — as regularly as some people floss. He made

Aaron Boone will be named Yankees manager

You thought Aaron Boone’s last famous act in a Yankees uniform was improbable? It turns out the craziest was yet to come. Boone, the popular former player and ESPN color commentator, has agreed to be the next Yankees manager, multiple sources told The Post. He will succeed Joe Girardi

Brian Cashman makes gamble of his life on Aaron Boone

Brian Cashman’s second greatest act of derring-do Friday was to rappel down the side of a building. The first was to endorse Aaron Boone to be the next Yankees manager to this boss, Hal Steinbrenner. At least when it comes to scaling down the Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn.,

Boone, Meulens favorites for the Yankees’ managerial job

Do the Yankees have one more surprise in them? They surprised the baseball world when they let Joe Girardi go after their surprisingly successful 2017 season. Then they summoned a sextet of candidates, only one which was generally pegged as a contender in the immediate wake of Girardi’s departure,