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The Boston Red Sox and freshly minted old coin-of-the-realm GM Ben Cherington have begun their quest to hire a clone of Terry Francona.
This time they plan to hire someone who did not fail as a manager earlier in his career, but a candidate who never managed to do more than give advice to a real skipper.
If you believe rubbing elbows with a winning manager is a key component of running the Red Sox, you won’t be disappointed.
Pete Mackanin of the Phlllies and Dave Sveum of the Brewers are National League men who have never managed in the American League. They have about the same amount of time managing in the AL as they do managing a stable of polo ponies.
The Red Sox don’t see a problem with their team, and they believe any Daniel can enter the lion’s den.
Cherington has taken out the option on Marco Scutaro, and it becomes more evident the strategy is to return the same team to the field next season. The more things change for the Red Sox, the more no...
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After a long and illustrious career, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa announced his retirement, just three days removed from winning his third World Series championship. LaRussa will undoubtedly go down as one of the top five managers in the history of Major League Baseball, after successful stints with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the Cardinals...
Names of potential candidates will continue to be tossed around as long as the Red Sox manager's position is vacant. And it might be some time before we know who Terry Francona's successor will be. Team president and CEO Larry Lucchino said Friday that there are currently no front-runners for the position, although the list of finalists is "evolving." "I wouldn...
New Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is starting to dig in on what will be the biggest decision of his young tenure as new GM, and that's finding a new manager to replace Terry Francona. Cherington has said that he'd like to get the search done in a prompt matter, and he's also indicated the list will be a short one. The first man that Cherington and the rest of...
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...
The Boston red Sox are expected to interview Pete Mackanin and Dale Sveum for their managerial vacancy, WEEI.com reported Sunday.
Mackanin has been the bench coach of the Philadelphia Phillies for three seasons and previously managed Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on an interim basis. He also has extensive managerial experience at the minor league level.
Sveum is the hitting coach...
The Red Sox have their first two interviews in place to find Terry Francona's replacement as manager, a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com on Sunday, with more to come possibly as soon as the end of the week.
Just a quick observation*, but I find it interesting that Terry Francona's name is actively being bandied about as a potential successor to Tony La Russa, but few big names are being mentioned for the Red Sox spot.This could simply be a case of everybody liking Terry Francona and wanting to see him get a nice job, but I think it reflects something deeper: Red Sox manager is one...
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...
The Boston Red Sox are set to interview Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin as well as Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum for their vacant managerial position this week, according to WEEI radio in Boston.Mackanin and Sveum will be the first two candidates interviewed by Boston to replace Terry Francona, whose contract was not renewed after the teams’ tremendous...
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 September collapse.
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Well, those Sox fans that had some hope left in Tony La Russa proceeding Terry Francona in Boston can permanently kill that dream. After 33 seasons of managing, La Russa announced his retirement today.
La Russa said he told owner Bill DeWitt and the players Sunday evening of his decision. He said he actually made his decision...