Managerial Notes: Red Sox, Alomar, Francona

The White Sox's unexpected hiring of former third baseman Robin Ventura is Thursday's hot news item regarding managers, but here are a few other nuggets of note:

  • The Red Sox now have the managerial market to themselves with the White Sox filling their vacancy, tweets Sean McAdam of
  • Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. must be the favorite, among the candidates we know, to become next Red Sox manager, McAdam adds in a separate tweet.
  • Alomar says he never heard from the White Sox about their opening and he's excited to be the Tribe's bench coach, tweets Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.
  • Similarly, the White Sox did not contact Francona, who was a minor league manager in their system in the early 1990s, a source tells Rob Bradford of All of the 30 Major League teams currently have managers, as Gordon Edes of notes, so there will have to be turnover for Francona to be a skipper in 2012. That is still possible, though, as the Cubs, Astros and Orioles could be in the market, pending front-office changes, and the Cardinals may have to commence a search if Tony La Russa retires or moves on after the postseason.
  • The good news for the Red Sox, tweets Jon Heyman of, is that Rays bench coach Dave Martinez and Alomar are still available.

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9 Comments on "Managerial Notes: Red Sox, Alomar, Francona"

3 years 11 months ago


Aren’t the O’s out of the discussion given the post from earlier?

3 years 11 months ago

Yes, good point, although I guess there’s still an outside chance that they’ll hire a new GM and even more outside chance that the new GM will want to hire his own manager.

Tim McCall
3 years 11 months ago

I think he’s going to return to the Sox, just like Theo did. It’s just a pissing contest.

3 years 11 months ago

That’d be nice, but I’m not seeing it.

3 years 11 months ago

I know one large fan base will go on a shooting spree if they’re not in the market for a manager this off season

3 years 11 months ago

Wouldn’t be referring to the north side of Chicago, would you?

3 years 11 months ago

Alomar Jr. would be a good choice. Out of all the choices he’s the one that feels like he would be the best one to deal with the club house. Although if the Cubs grab Theo I would support getting Sandberg as payback. 

3 years 11 months ago

Totally unrelated to whatever this article is about. YANKEES LOSE!!!

There goes the entire Al East from the playoffs, wow. 

3 years 11 months ago

Just an idea but ide like to see an old face take over in Boston give me hard nosed no bullshit guy like Carlton Fisk as Manager or Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, Rick Burleson have them in charge you wont see clubhouse bullshit happening.