Yankees exercise 2021 option on skipper Aaron Boone

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Aaron Boone argues with umpire
Aaron Boone argues with umpire

To no surprise, the Yankees have picked up Aaron Boone's 2021 option, as the team looks to run things back after a disappointing end to their season.

Speaking on Yankees Hot Stove on YES Network, Boone said he found out about the move a couple of weeks ago.

"This year's been such a crazy year obviously, that there's been so many more things that are important to focus on and I've tried to kind of keep my focus there as well," Boone said. "I know that'll all take care of itself in due time."

"Love being a part of this organization and hopefully it is something that we do over the long-term and continue this.

Boone will manage a Yankee team that once again feels like it'll embark on a championship or bust campaign in 2021. Despite the same aspirations last season, the Yankees fell to the Rays in the ALDS in five games.

Even though there is disappointment in how the Yankees finished the season, Boone understood that getting to play a 60-game season at all in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic was an unparalleled experience.  

"Oh man, [I'm] grateful that we got to do it," Boone said. "A pretty awesome endeavor that I think Major League Baseball, and the Yankees, and every organization took on. And to be able to complete a season, have a successful, albeit unique and different, postseason was certainly a challenge."

"It was a heavy year on so many fronts and a challenge day in and day out. Looking back you feel grateful to have taken part in it and to have gotten through it the way we did."

Like the rest of us, Boone remains hopeful that the full 162 game season returns in 2021.