Michael Kay has had enough of New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone

Oct 22, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) takes starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) out the game against the Houston Astros during game three of the ALCS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) takes starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) out the game against the Houston Astros during game three of the ALCS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has to be feeling the heat from all sides.

Fans had been calling for his head for years now, that brief respite at the beginning of this season may as well have been a lifetime ago. His decisions, especially with his pitching staff and relievers, have mystified experts and even the players on his team. It has felt as though he is managing for his job in the ALCS.

YES Network, Michael Kay not holding back on New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone

Now it has come to a point where Boone’s removal could be a formality. Michael Kay tore into Boone during the Yankees’ postgame show on YES Network following Game Three, questioning his decision to remove Gerrit Cole with the bases loaded to bring in Lou Trivino in an attempt to keep the game close and possibly save the season.

As Kay pointed out, Cole is the only reason the Yankees even got this far, winning two games against the Guardians in the ALDS. Even at 95 pitches and on the ropes with the bases loaded and no one out in the top of the sixth, it was easier to trust Cole than to summon Trivino from the bullpen. Trivino had pitched well since coming to New York, but his performance in Oakland and shaky command made this an unnecessary gamble.

Trivino did not turn out to be the answer. After a sacrifice fly that advanced all three runners, he allowed a base hit to Christian Vazquez to provide the final runs of the game. He may not have had a single run on his stat line, but it is fair to say that Trivino failed to stem the bleeding.

Maybe the reaction to Boone would have been different if Trivino stranded those runners. Even allowing the one run would have been an acceptable outcome. Instead, he essentially put the game out of reach, especially as the Yankees have been unable to figure out Cristian Javier at any point in his career.

It is also noteworthy that Kay’s comments came on YES Network. After all, the channel is partially owned by the Yankees, something that should temper any criticism of the team, players, and management. If that was Kay holding back, it would be fascinating to hear his statements off the air.

What is clear is that Kay is done with Boone as the Yankees manager. His statements may not reflect how ownership and the front office feel, but they certainly encompass the views of the fanbase. It is also clear that ownership and the front office have to be hearing those words. Considering that Joe Girardi was let go after failing to advance beyond the ALCS in 2017, Boone is hardly in a secure position.

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Michael Kay ripped New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone apart in the postgame show after Game Three. His time on the bench could be ending soon.