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Red Sox managerial search down to two

Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:24 pm
 
Ben CheringtonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Red Sox managerial search is down to two, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters on Monday. Dale Sveum will meet with the Boston ownership group on Wednesday and another candidate will have a second interview later this week.

Cherington said he'd like a new manager in place before Thanksgiving.

The Red Sox also interviewed Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont, Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo and Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin.

Sveum, Mackanin and Alomar also interviewed for the vacant Cubs job.

Cherington also said the Red Sox compensation talks for Cubs president Theo Epstein may have to be decided by the commissioner's office, despite the two teams receiving an extension to work on it.

"It's not what we need to be doing this offseason," Cherington told reporters (via the Boston Herald.) "I think we'd still like to figure it out on our own, but if we can't, then I think everyone probably needs to move on."

Earlier on Monday, Epstein told Boston radio station WEEI.com that he didn't believe he was worth much to his former team (as far as compensation goes.)

"That's a more existential question," Epstein said. "I know I'm right, because I know my own faults better than Ben does. I know my limitations. I'm just not worth that much. But I'm sure it will work out, one way or the other, in a way that satisfies all the parties involved. The talkers are very amicable. That's the most important thing."

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tianyougo
Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:32 am
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Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:24 am
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

Actually that's inaccurate, the Padres WILL receive some compensation for allowing Jed Hoyer to leave to join the Cubs as GM though it will be only a minor league prospect or 2.
As for Theo the Sox are due compensation that will be more than a minor league prospect or 2 and of course Theo is going to say he's not worth that much because he doesn't want to lose much from his team while perhaps helping his old one.
It's not that he's humble or anything like that, just a bit of gamesmanship but everyone knows the Cubs will owe a good deal of compensation for Theo.
I still think that if Theo doesn't want Aramis Ramirez as it's been reported let's make that the compensation but Theo would balk because he thinks he can get something if he trades Ramirez.
Still though he did want out of his contract and did want to go to the Cubs so just compensation is due. 



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

Is there anything else to write about? Let us face the facts, MLB managers do not make or break teams. They do not call plays. They have pitching coaches and batting coaches whom usually do not get the credit they deserve. The NFL is where coaching really matters as a great coach can make average players play great. There are other pro sports where the coaches/managers have a direct impact on the team success. I am a diehard Yankee fan but Joe Girardi was not the reason for the World Series victory a couple years ago, it was the players. In fact, I question many of his decisions to this day but to reiterate my point, MLB managers are almost like puppets when the real work is being done by the GM's of the organization.



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:30 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

No the Cubs do not owe any compensation. The Padres owner allowed their GM to leave without compensation. He wanted someone else to be their GM.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:04 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

Sux are a franchise in something of a decline.  Lucky for the the the same can be said for the Yanks.  But with Rays already at a par with both clubs and Blue Jays breathing down them hard, they could be out of the playoffs again, and without some epic collapse to cry over.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

Do the Cubs owe any compensation to the Padres for getting their general manager too, who was also under contract?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

I read that Rich Gedman or Bill Buckner are the favorites! I'd rather go with Don Baylor!



Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

yeah lets hold the bat boy to the same standards as the head coach...what a tard



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

The policy is in regard to a lateral move, not a chance to elevate from coach to manager.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Red Sox managerial search down to two

So The Blue Jays allowed Lovullo to interview for a managerial position but not  Silly me, I thought a team policy applied to everyone, not just select personell.


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