Red Sox Manager Search

As the search for a Red Sox Manager continues, many people believe that the Sox have already interviewed their best option. Although most people want John Farrell, that is very unlikely due to the fact that he is still the head coach of the Blue Jays for one more season. So far, the team has interviewed four candidates:

LA Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach: 55 years old, played 3rd base for 16 seasons, 5 time all star. He has only been a minor league head coach, but has been a hitting coach and third-base coach in the majors.

NY Yankees bench coach Tony Pena: 55 years old, played catcher for 18 seasons (with Sox from 1990-93), 5 time All-Star as a player, 2003 AL Manager of the Year

SD Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus: 43 years old, the only candidate without experience as a coach or manager. 1-time All-Star in 1999, 3-time Gold Glove winner.

Baltimore Orioles third-base coach DeMarlo Hale (Pictured): 51 years old, only played 4 seasons (split between Oakland and Boston), left the Sox when Francona did. He is the most popular choice of the candidates so far. He is known for his down-to-earth coaching style and knows how to treat and adapt to each player, unlike Bobby V did last season. He was a minor league coach in our organization for years as well, this guy could be the best choice to keep the job ‘in the family’.

Who do you think the Red Sox should choose as their next manager to rebound us from our horribly disappointing season?


Short and Certainly Not Sweet

Well the Red Sox certainly wasted no time on that. The Bobby V era has come to an abrupt end in Boston. The club’s first move of the offseason came just hours after their last game of the dreaded 2012 season. No press conference or build up. Just a “Breaking News” announcement tweet via through Twitter. And just like that, Bobby V is a memory, one that will hopefully soon be forgotten.

Although I certainly think he played a role in the lack of success this season, I can’t put all the blame on him. This team was plagued when he took the helm. Granted he didn’t do much to fix it, it shouldn’t all be on his shoulders. But I’m not going to get into all that. Bobby V’s time in Boston has been up for a while and frankly I’m sick of hearing about it. Finally it will be put to rest. Regardless, the Red Sox clearly need change, and hopefully this is the first of many changes they make so we can finally enjoy watching baseball again in Boston.