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...