New York Yankees or New York Mets who has the better manager?

Aaron Boone, New York Yankees. New York Mets. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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John Carroll Jr., Co-Site Expert Empire Writes Back

To ask who the better manager one year in a difficult task. The Yankees have a team stacked with talent and Aaron Boone sort of just it let it fly and they maxed themselves out in the playoffs. As for Mickey Callaway, we saw him take a Mets roster that was kind of in shambles and win some games but he lost more.

Callaway had to overcome a massive learning curve as well. The Mets struggled or thrived for months at a time during his rookie managerial campaign. He needs to be able to build something for a long period of time and not have it be such a roller coaster. The Mets can’t afford to pump the brakes anymore and Callaway has to show he can do that.

To get back to Boone, he needs to do a better job in the postseason. I think he made a lot of mistakes in the ALDS with leaving pitchers in too long or too little. He has arguably the most talented roster in baseball to work with and GM Brian Cashman gave him even more weapons for this year, so he needs to not have his team hit their heads on the ceiling they have, but burst through it.

As for who is better? That is subjective. There are a lot of moving parts. The Yankees simply won more games and took talent, that was up, and stayed up with it. So on that merit, I would say Boone has the slight edge. But Callaway also had the Mets about where you would have expected and he helped Jacob deGrom bust onto the scene and win a Cy Young. So, yes, it’s Boone right now, but only on the winning standard. The rest is really close. Come back in one year and ask about year two, it could be a whole different answer.