Sources reveal that YES Network engaged in conversations with Buck Showalter regarding potential involvement with Yankees’ regional network

In the offseason, the YES Network had discussions about hiring two former New York Yankee managers. Along with bringing on Joe Girardi, who was Aaron Boone’s predecessor as Yankee manager, the network also spoke with Buck Showalter. However, Showalter was under contract with the Mets at the time and they had the right to prevent him from advancing talks with YES. The Mets stated that they would not stand in his way if Showalter wanted to pursue a job with YES or any other opportunities.

Despite preliminary talks with Showalter, it did not progress further once his contract status became known. Nevertheless, Showalter will be part of MLB Network’s coverage this season and has previous experience as a TV analyst. On the other hand, Girardi’s addition to YES is unique as he was previously the manager before Boone took over. He was fired after the Yankees made it to the ALCS Game 7 in 2017 but has since been replaced by Boone. With Boone facing criticism for failing to make the playoffs last year, it remains uncertain if Showalter would have accepted a job with YES if given the chance.

By Riley Johnson

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