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So I'd want the Sox to hire a "Joe Maddon type". Whatever that is, exactly.
Please take Farrell.
I don't think Maddon would work. I think he's got a bit of Valentine in him, not in a bad way necessarily but I think some of his little comments would blow up more in a big market. Looking at the successful Boston managers/coaches of recent vintage all of them; Tito, Belichick, Doc, Julien, are pretty much no-nonsense guys. Different personalities all but "wacky" wouldn't be the word I would use to describe any of them. Maddon I think is a bit more like Jimy Williams or Pete Carroll. Both of them had some successes but I think their differentness worked against them.
Honestly, I don't understand why so many people in the Boston media seem to want him.
and 3 can be the same guy, actually. And 2 would have final say over all decisions.
It seems to me that the bench coach should be the numbers guy
When the Jays first gave Cito Gaston the manager's job, his job was to manage the room. The bench coach's job was to handle the in game stuff. Worked pretty well for them.
Ryno is 53, he's not that young.
According to Rob Bradford the Sox are going to start interviewing candidates on Friday. No mention of names though Olney is saying they will not simply wait on Farrell. That sounds like a negotiating position more than anything else. I think we'll get a sense of how serious they are about exploring non-Farrell options when we see the names they interview. I think if they bring in a guy like Martinez or Lovullo then they are probably serious.
Cherrington has already said the late hiring of Valentine hurt them. I would assume the FO learned from that and will change how and when they hire the manager. Doesn't sound like posturing to me.
The first five times I tried to read that post I read the first sentence as "The compensation for..." and I could not make any sense out of it whatsoever.
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