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Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

Posted on: October 25, 2011 6:38 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2011 8:20 pm
 
Ben CheringtonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Although there have been whispers about the Red Sox trying to hire Toronto manager John Farrrell to replace departed manager Terry Francona, the Boston Herald reports that it's a "longshot" the Red Sox would hire a current manager.

The Blue Jays changed a policy allowing its employees to interview for any opening, meaning Farrell won't be a candidate in Boston. But if the team isn't going to hire a sitting manager, that means the Rays' Joe Maddon, Padres' Bud Black and Indians' Manny Acta are out as well.

The Herald lists the Blue Jays' Don Wakamatsu, Dodgers' Tim Wallach, Indians' Sandy Alomar Jr., Phillies' Pete Mackanin, Brewers' Dale Sveum and Yankees' Tony Pena as possible candidates. Of those names, only Wakamatsu and Pena have held full-time managerial positions before. Mackanin has twice been an interim manager.

During his news conference on Tuesday, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters he expects to begin interview soon and has a list of candidates. He did say the team would like previous managerial experience, but wouldn't require it.

"Previous managerial experience would be a benefit, but we're not going to put ourselves in a box by requiring that," Cherington said. "We'll certainly consider those that have previous managerial experience, but also those who don't. We need the right person. I don't think we can afford to put ourselves in any sort of box in our effort to find the right person."

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harwich82
Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 8:32 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:29 am
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

The Cubs and the Red Sox face each other in the WS and the Cubs win it!!!!! This is exactly like Jon Gruden leaving the Raiders to coach Tampa Bay only to face the Raiders in the Super Bowl the next season.

The experts have been saying that the Cubs will win the WS every year since their last WS victory. Just like the Olympics was not given to Greece in 1996 to celebrate the 100th year of the Olympic games the Cubs will win their next WS a few years after 100 years..it's better late than never! 

So come on guys..put your money on the Cubs to beat the Sox and you will not be disappointed. I placed money on some obscure team in the NHL to win it all and it did. Who would have thought that the Bruins would finally break through and get it done! 





Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:57 pm
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

what if joe torre went and coached the Saux? just saying what if?



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

Why in the world would someone consider Tony Pena as a manager again when there are sooooo many other better people out there.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

I think Joe Madden is the best manager in baseball and being his bench coach for four years says plenty
Too funny. He's the most arrogant manager in MLB. He thinks he's smarter than everyone else. He also consistently misuses his pen. He blew the 2008 World Series by overmanaging. Maddon is great with the players, but his in game strategy is laughable. Besides, Maddon is hardly someone who runs a disciplined team. Boston needs a steadier hand after Tito.







Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

I. Think cherrington is a better GM. Than Epstein anyway , it was Cherrington that made the. Trade for beckett and lowell (the trade that won the 07 championship ) in 06. While epstein retired for a couple of. Months ( to get more cash) and was running around in his gorilla suit Lol. Plus he said it is a trade he. Would not have made and the Sox wouldn't have won in 07 without either of those players



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

As long as the Sox don't hire a jackass like ozzie or joe giardi. , I am good with it !!!!!


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Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: October 26, 2011 1:28 pm
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Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: October 26, 2011 10:55 am
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

there are plenty of out of work manages for the red sox to chose from, plenty of out of work BARTENDERS.That is what they need



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2011 9:08 am
 

Report: Boston unlikely to hire a current manager

I'm hoping Dave Martinez is in the mix. I think Joe Madden is the best manager in baseball and being his bench coach for four years says plenty.


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