Ouch. RT @Mariners: #Mariners VP of International Operations Bob Engle has informed the club that (he is leaving when) contract expires.
Red Sox? ray:
There's also this, so I hope he is joining our Front Office.
Lucchino on D&C: 'Myriad changes' for #redsox to follow the Valentine firing http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/th...ad-changes-sox … via @WEEI
With the new money restrictions I'm not sure he would have more of a impact. Maybe he would have more scouts under him?
im gonna say the same exact thing i did last year
I really don't care as long as it is not Bobby Valentine.....
Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all
There won't be any success here until Lucchino exits the command throne and let's the GM handle the decision making. Let Cherington choose his manager, let him build this team the way he likes.
By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff
Here are a few off-the-grid candidates the Red Sox should consider for their next manager:
Tony Pena (Yankees bench coach): He's an excellent communicator, knows pitching, and knows the market, having played for the Sox. Former Royals manager.
Joe McEwing (White Sox third base coach): He'll be a manager eventually after success in the minors. Baseball insiders have been touting him for two years now.
Bill Mueller (Dodgers special assistant): The former Sox infielder will have a successful career in the front office or dugout. Shares a lot of the qualities the White Sox liked in Robin Ventura.
Trey Hillman (Dodgers bench coach): Things didn't go well when he managed the Royals, but Hillman is a sharp guy. Yankees GM Brian Cashman is a big fan of his.
Larry Bowa (MLB Network analyst): He's a tough guy and a smart guy. Media work may have smoothed his rough edges.
Chris Speier (Reds bench coach): Filled in ably when Dusty Baker had a mild stroke.
Chip Hale (Athletics bench coach): Former Mets coach joined the Athletics this season. Like McEwing, he is somebody who profiles to become a manager.
Jose Oquendo (Cardinals third base coach): He was up for the St. Louis job last fall but stayed on the staff when Mike Matheny was hired.
Ron Wotus (Giants bench coach): He gets overlooked but has been part of a lot of success at San Francisco under two managers. New England native, too (Hartford).
I'd go after Pena very hard if we cant JF
I'm a proud supporter of Alex Cora, think he'd make a hell of a manager.
Wotus is a solid candidate too IMO.
Not Redsox news but I wish Titto best of luck in the Indians!
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Red Sox source insists team has not yet begun managerial search