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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Who the Boston Red Sox should hire as their next manager

No thank you [to Ron Gardenhire].

Alec Cora sounds interesting. I’m not sure Boston is the best first job though. Torey Lovullo was a missed opportunity. Most of the others are bad fits or tired retreads. One interesting name I heard is Mike Redmond. He got his first job out of the way. He’s open to sabermetrics. He also seems like a good guy who relates to players well.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 11, 2017 at 08:57 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 11, 2017 at 10:50 PM (#5550771)
I hear Bobby Valentine is unemployed.
   2. Obo Posted: October 11, 2017 at 11:21 PM (#5550806)
John Gibbons of course.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: October 11, 2017 at 11:55 PM (#5550876)
He's been stuck for so long maybe he'll never get the chance but Dave Martinez should at least be a name in the hat. Francona must have an assistant worth considering as well. What's the status of Bochy's contract?
   4. Dr. Vaux Posted: October 12, 2017 at 12:11 AM (#5550883)
I thought the Phillies manager who they just fired seemed to be doing a good job.
   5. winnipegwhip Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:07 AM (#5550897)
Ozzie Guillen
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:11 AM (#5550898)
Kevin Millar is available.
   7. QLE Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:18 AM (#5550901)
Ruben Amaro Jr., if only to see the online reaction.....
   8. stevegamer Posted: October 12, 2017 at 03:53 AM (#5550904)
Ruben Amaro Jr., if only to see the online reaction


Already rumored to be in the running for the Phillies job.
   9. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 12, 2017 at 06:39 AM (#5550906)
Amaro Jr., haha. He used the Phillies pocketbook to buy a World Series and then promptly ran the franchise into the ground. Schmuck.
   10. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 07:51 AM (#5550910)
Alex Rodriguez would be the best choice, but you chowderhead losers said so many mean things about him.
   11. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:10 AM (#5550914)
If only The Gerbil were still with us.
   12. Brian Posted: October 12, 2017 at 08:11 AM (#5550915)
Would Misty May be the hottest managers wife ever?
   13. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:02 AM (#5550941)
For a team that's been so good for the last half-century, the Red Sox really don't have that many well-regarded managers. Francona. Dick Williams back when. And ..... what? Bobby Valentine was well-regarded until he came to Boston.

Zimmer? DarrelL Johnson? Grady Little? The guy they just fired? Joe Morgan? John McNamara?

It's an impressive half-century of success given how few of their managers have gained a positive reputation among the overall baseball community.
   14. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:04 AM (#5550945)

Already rumored to be in the running for the Phillies job.


And the Tigers job.
   15. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:07 AM (#5550947)
For a team that's been so good for the last half-century, the Red Sox really don't have that many well-regarded managers. Francona. Dick Williams back when. And ..... what?


Houk? My sense of him as a kid was that he was well respected but probably past his sell by date when he came to Boston.

More generally I think the Sox job has historically been designed to chew managers up and spit them out. There was an end goal that was then not reached, often in horrific fashion. How is Zimmer remembered if the Sox go all the way? Is McNamara more of a Francona type if Schiraldi doesn't throw up on himself?
   16. RickA. Posted: October 12, 2017 at 09:44 AM (#5550988)
If other teams also fired managers or GM's when their teams got ousted in the playoffs, Terry Francona could be available. And if the Nationals win once more, so would Theo Epstein. It could be a reunion. :)
   17. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:14 AM (#5551095)


BRAD AUSMUS - THE NEW BOSSMUS
   18. Ken Griffey Junior Bacon Cheeseburger Posted: October 12, 2017 at 11:59 AM (#5551171)
For a team that's been so good for the last half-century, the Red Sox really don't have that many well-regarded managers. Francona. Dick Williams back when. And ..... what? Bobby Valentine was well-regarded until he came to Boston.


Eddie Kasko?
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM (#5551188)
Bobby Doerr is available (might want to move quickly). Veteran leadership.
   20. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: October 12, 2017 at 01:06 PM (#5551249)
Bobby Doerr is available (might want to move quickly)


That's not fair, Bobby doesn't move quickly at all!
   21. Wahoo Sam Posted: October 12, 2017 at 01:10 PM (#5551256)
Would Misty May be the hottest managers wife ever?


Destiny Molitor is stunning. I once shared a limo ride with her [name drop] and I could barely speak.
   22. Fat Al Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:44 PM (#5551387)
They could grab Kevin Long from the Mets. He did train a lot of Yankees.
   23. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 12, 2017 at 02:55 PM (#5551396)
Joe Torre might be available. Probably expensive.

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