Francona not in ChiSox's picture; Rays' Martinez is

The White Sox do not plan to shift course in their managerial search now that Terry Francona has left the Red Sox, according to a major-league source with knowledge of the team’s thinking. General manager Ken Williams continues to work off his short list, the source said. Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, according to a second source, is at the top of that list. Martinez, a former...
October 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Who Wants To Be Red Sox Manager?

Terry Francona is now just a memory in Red Sox lore and the search for his replacement will soon start. But who does Boston turn to to get them out of this excruciatingly long two year playoff drought (Sorry Pirates fans). Do they go with a current or former manager who can add discipline inside the clubhouse or do they go with say a bench coach who is an up-and-comer and his overdue...
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October 01, 2011  |  Discuss

The Pros And Cons Of Potential Red Sox Manager Canidates

The list of names on the Red Sox list seems to be growing everyday and no one knows how the Red Sox will go. I have comprised a list of names that have come up and weighed their pros and cons.   Dave Martinez- Rays Bench Coach Pros: Since 2007, Martinez has been Joe Maddon's right hand man and has been a huge success in the Rays 180 turn. Martinez is also a former player and...
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October 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Cubs Fire Quade: Now What?

Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have fired manager Mike Quade after just one full season at the helm. Quade compiled a record of 95-104 after taking over for Lou Piniella late in the 2010 season. The Cubs went 71-91 this season in Quade's only season as manager. One week into his new job, Theo Epstein is cleaning house and appears to be bringing in his own guys. Who do the Cubs...
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November 02, 2011  |  Discuss

Five Ways to Salvage the Boston Red Sox for 2013

As Red Sox fans know, this season has been, for lack of a better word, a disappointment. A huge disappointment. From upper management to coaches to the players, the Sox need some major shakeups and I have some ideas that maybe Mr. Lucchino should listen to. 1. Fire Bobby Valentine and bring in a player's manager The hiring of Bobby V to run the Sox was mixed. Some people thought...
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September 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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