7 Yankees who are fighting for their futures heading into 2024 season

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Aaron Boone

Boonie. In a contract year. Again. We thought (most hoped) the Yankees would let the relationship naturally end after the horrific 2021 campaign, but Boone instead received a contract extension.

Now, is Boone the problem with the Yankees? No. Does he help elevate the Yankees? Also no. Fans have yearned for a more disciplinarian-type of manager, but that's just not who Boone is. He's a players guy, and that's not going to change.

That said ... there's no logical reason he should get another chance after 2024 if this team figures out a way to fail spectacularly with this roster. And we'd probably say anything short of a World Series appearance should seal his fate, unless there are injuries galore and this roster is a shell of itself late in the campaign.

Boone's in-game management isn't perfect, but he's also not actively holding this team back with his decision making. It's not his fault the front office has failed to acquire the right personnel over the last few seasons. It's not his fault they forget to hit when the calendar flips to October.

But this is it. These are the stakes. Sweeping changes will be required if the Yankees flame out once again. A new voice will be needed, or else it'll be the same old disappointing Yankees this fanbase has watched since 2010. It might not be fair, but he's heading into his seventh season as the team's skipper, and most don't even get a chance to last half as long.