Yankees will not stand pat
Aaron Boone's stupidity may cost him a contract he probably never deserved in the first place.
It's hard to believe now and is probably already forgotten that the Reds seemed like a Cinderella team in the early going last year. There were a host of miracle comebacks and last-second heroics and the inevitable misguided talk about heart and chemistry. Leading the way was Aaron Boone, a player on the way to the best full season of his career and a man who had successfully transitioned from second to third base as if merely crossing a street. Along with a surprising Jose Guillen, the Reds were shocking one and all by sticking their noses into the National League Central race. It all ended quickly enough. The late inning magic show turned out to be -- another surprise -- an illusion that masked a team with some serious flaws which only got worse when the entire starting outfield got injured or, in the case of Guillen, traded. Aaron's father, Bob, lost his manager job and the writing was on the wall for Aaron, the team's All-Star representative.
Yankee weak link
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