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Who Will be the Next Manager of the Red Sox?
Red Sox spinning the wheel of fortune for their next manager
The Red Sox brain trust of Ben Cherington, Larry Lucchino, Tom Werner, and John Henry have the difficult task of finding the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. The position they are looking to fill has many challenges, the least of which may be the game-time decisions made on the field. Between dealing with the rabid Boston media, zealous sports fans, super-star athletes, and a meddling ownership group, the new skipper may feel like he’s alone on an island with chaos raging on all sides.

Perhaps the best advice for the new skipper comes from ex-Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld (believe it or not):

“Amidst all the clutter, beyond all the obstacles, aside from all the static, are the goals set. Put your head down, do the best job possible, let the flak pass, and work towards those goals.”

Without further ado, here are the leading candidates to be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox (in alphabetical order):

Red Sox Managerial Candidates (BostonProSports.com)
Boston Pro Sports Logo Small Candidate Current
Team
Current
Position
Age Yrs.
MLB
Mgr.
of
the
Year
World
Series
Sandy Alomar Jr. Indians Bench Coach Sandy
Alomar Jr.
Indians Bench
Coach
45 0 0 0
John Farrell Toronto Blue Jays Manager John
Farrell
Blue Jays Manager 49 1 0 0
Terry Francona MLB Baseball Terry
Francona
F/A F/A 52 12 0 2004(w) 2007(w)
Tom Kelly, ex-manager of the Minnesota Twins Tom
Kelly
Twins Special
Assistant
to the GM
61 16 1991 1987(w) 1991(w)
Gene Lamon Detroit Tigers 3B Coach Gene
Lamont
Tigers 3B Coach 64 8 1993 0
Tony Larussa, MLB Manager Tony
LaRussa
Retired F/A 67 33 1983 1988 1992 2002 1988 1989(w) 1990 2004 2006(w)
Jim Leylan Detroit Tigers Manager Jim
Leyland
Tigers Manager 66 20 1990 1992 2006 1997(w) 2006
Torey Lovullo Blue Jays 1B Coach Torey
Lovullo
Blue Jays 1B Coach 46 0 0 0
Pete Mackanin, Bench Coach of the Philadelphia Phillies Pete
Mackanin
Phillies Bench
Coach
60 2 0 0
Joe Maddon Rays Manager Joe
Maddon
Rays Manager 57 8 2008 2011 2008
Mike Maddux, Pitching Coach of the Texas Rangers Mike
Maddux
Rangers Pitching
Coach
50 0 0 0
Dave Martinez, Bench Coach of the Tampa Bay Rays Dave
Martinez
Rays Bench
Coach
47 0 0 0
Lloyd McClendon Tigers Hitting Coach Lloyd
McClendon
Tigers Hitting
Coach
52 5 0 0
Joe Morgan and Morgan Magic Joe
Morgan
Retired F/A 80 4 0 0
Lou Piniella, Managerial Candidate Lou
Piniella
Retired F/A 68 23 1995 2001 2008 1990(w)
Ryne Sandberg Managing Phillies AAA Farm Club Peoria Ryne
Sandberg
Phillies AAA Manager 52 0 0 0
Dale Sveum, Chicago Cubs Manager Dale
Sveum
Cubs Manager 47 1 0 0
Joe Torre MLB Baseball Operations Joe
Torre
MLB V.P. of
Baseball
Operations
71 29 1996 1998 1996(w) 1998(w) 1999(w) 2000(w) 2001 2003
Bobby Valentine MLB Baseball Announcer Bobby
Valentine
ESPN Analyst 61 15 0 2000(w)
Tim Wallach Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Coach Tim
Wallach
Dodgers 3B Coach 54 0 0 0
Jimy Williams Ex-Red Sox Manager Jimy
Williams
Retired Fishing 68 12 1999 0

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