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So its the 1st full week of no baseball (107 days to Pitchers and Catchers, and 157 Days to Opening Day, for those of you playing at home…), and the Sox are already hard at work, with 2 interviews scheduled so far this week to try and fill the impressive shoes of Tito Francona…
Phillies’ Bench Coach Pete Mackanin and controversial former 3rd Base Coach Dale Sveum are the 1st on tap, with Mackanin interviewing today, and Sveum, later in the week.
Don’t know much about Mackanin, but I know plenty about Sveum, and while I understand Sveum was an aggressive 3rd Base Coach, I really think having him helm the Boston Red Sox is an uber bad idea. If he couldn’t get it right at freaking 3rd base–I fear what decisions he would make that affect the whole team…
In addition to the interviewing duties, newly minted GM, Ben Cherington still needs to work with Theo on his service package, and had better get it done, or Bud is going to step in. They have until to tomorrow to do so…
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Forty-eight years. That's the cumulative amount David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield have spent with the Boston Red Sox. In all likelihood, not all of them will be back in 2012. Each key free agent has had his unforgettable moments with the Red Sox. Papelbon, the shortest-tenured of the bunch, has saved 219 games and made four all-star teams in his...
Reports have been circulating the rumor mill about the Red Sox having interest in often-injured outfielder Grady Sizemore. According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, Sizemore would be interested in a corner outfield position if it is the right fit.
Now, the question remains, is Sizemore the right fit? There is an argument to be made for both sides.
The Boston Red Sox have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for their vacant managerial job.
Mackanin is meeting with the media at Fenway Park on Monday night.
The Red Sox are also scheduled to talk to Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum this week.
Mackanin is looking to replace Terry Francona, who parted ways with the team after its unprecedented...
Here are some links from New England while we wait for the Red Sox and Cubs to finally decide on compensation for Theo Epstein...
SI.com's Jon Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have not yet asked the Rangers for permission to interview pitching coach Mike Maddux, but he's seen as a likely candidate for their pitching coach job.
In another tweet, Heyman says...
The Red Sox and new GM Ben Cherington began their Hot Stove moves with a real no-brainer: they exercised the $6 million option they hold on Marco Scutaro for 2012.Scutaro was one of the few bright spots last September, and hit .299 for the season. With Jose Iglesias struggling at Pawtucket in 2011, it made sense to bring Marco back for another season.Here's more from Extra Bases.
The Boston Red Sox have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin for the club's open managerial position.
Mackanin, the Phillies bench coach since 2009, met with Red Sox brass on Monday.Mackanin had two separate stints as interim manager with Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, going 53-53 in that time.
Boston is scheduled to meet with Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach...
CHICAGO -- Well, we probably never will know what Carmine thinks of the Cubs because Theo Epstein left his cherished...
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have exercised their option on shortstop Marco Scutaro for the 2012 season.It's the team's first transaction since Ben Cherington took over as general manager.Sunday is Scutaro's 36th birthday.Scutaro hit a career-best .299 last season, second-best among qualifying AL shortstops. He also had a ...
The Red Sox have exercised their $6MM option on Marco Scutaro for the 2012 season, tweets Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.
The breadth and scope of Pete Mackanin's baseball resume have him on the short list of those being considered for the next manager of the Boston Red Sox.
As the Red Sox search for a manager, they almost certainly will not interview a candidate with more experience than Pete Mackanin, who was at Fenway Park yesterday to meet with team officials.