The New York Yankees are, inevitably, associated with huge expectations by fans, media, and their own front office and ownership.
Players, managers, and coaches who put the pinstripes on know that their performance will be heavily scrutinized.
That’s why Aaron Boone seems to be always on the hot seat, even after signing a recent three-year extension with an option for a fourth year.
Oddsmakers certainly don’t love Boone’s chances of sticking on the Yankees’ bench for too long, and have him as the most likely manager to be fired in 2022.
Here is the top 15:
The fact that David Ross is even on this list disgusts me…RIDICULOUS pic.twitter.com/Gm8mdDGg9p
— Andrew Belleson (@ChicagoCubsPA) April 11, 2022
Boone Needs To Prove Himself In The Postseason
For a manager to appear on the list, a combination of factors have to take place.
More often than not, these skippers have failed to meet expectations for a considerable amount of time.
Now, the Yankees’ expectations are not the same than the Orioles’ for example, which is why Brandon Hyde doesn’t lead the ranking even though Baltimore is considerably worse than the Yankees.
Boone, so far, has proven to be a fantastic regular season manager, where the talent level of his players have a huge influence in the outcome of games.
He is 328-218 with a .601 winning percentage in the regular season, but in the postseason, he is at 11-11 (.500).
Of course, he plays against the elite in October, and that’s where real managers can influence the outcome of a game even more.
Boone still should have some leash, but if the Yankees fail to qualify for the playoffs, look out: he could be out of a job.