AL East Notes: Sveum, Posada, Blue Jays, Mora

Some news from the AL East….

  • Team sources tell Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston that Ben Cherington is "extremely high" on Dale Sveum.  The former Red Sox third base coach is one of five candidates that appear to be the finalists to be Boston's new manager.  Edes guesses that Cherington may have already settled on his choice and "is just going through the process" for the sake of due diligence.  
  • We heard yesterday from SI's Jon Heyman that Jorge Posada could sign with the Orioles or Marlins if he decides to keep playing, but Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com doesn't see Posada in Baltimore "under any circumstances" next year.  I agree with Melewski; it's hard to imagine Posada wanting to spend his probable last season as a bench player for a non-contender.
  • Bob Klapisch of the Record lays out the case for Posada to retire.
  • Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos enters this offseason with much more "clarity" about the state of his team after spending two years remaking the roster, writes Rogers Sportsnet's Shi Davidi.
  • Melvin Mora tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he wants to return to the Orioles.  If not Baltimore, Mora wants to play on the East Coast to be near his wife and six children.


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22 Comments on "AL East Notes: Sveum, Posada, Blue Jays, Mora"


CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 9 months ago

Ahh yes. Melvin Mora and his sextuplets. Thanks for that info Vin.

mmiller54
3 years 9 months ago

His next team needs to be an east coast amateur team he’s just not good anymore. Anyone who gets released to make room for Sean burroughs isn’t deserving of playing pro baseball.

BoSoxSam
3 years 9 months ago

I’d be okay with Sveum, but honestly I kind of hope Alomar will nab it instead.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 9 months ago

Agreed. Listening to Alomar I’d prefer him but I’ be fine with Sveum.

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

not interested in sveum. i don’t care a lot about the manager anyway, but he’s one of the least interesting names i’ve heard

BoSoxSam
3 years 9 months ago

I’d prefer him over Mackanin at the very least.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

that is the ideal candidate. i am certain that if he had been the manager, the collapse never would have happened

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

They caught up, and the rape ensued..

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

was gonna write “2004 was a long time ago, melvin” but then i imagined him saying “so was 2007, srs”

well played mora

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 9 months ago

Damn it Anthopoulos, quit speaking in riddles, just for once.

Lunchbox45
3 years 9 months ago

deere5800
3 years 9 months ago

I just finished watching Dazed and Confused…now if AA traded for Wiley Wiggins, that would be something

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

for those of you who don’t want sveum because of how he handled 3B for the sox…. a 3B coach and a manager are two different things entirely. People have been saying that bogar will be an amazing manager when he gets the chance, and same with sveum. a manager does not waive players home…

M.Kit
3 years 9 months ago

I’m leaning toward Lovullo myself

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

once again, just because sveum was a terrible 3B coach does not mean he would be a terrible manager… Hell, look at Farrell sox fan’s hated him as a pitching coach, and were happy when he went to the BJ to manage. Now sox fans wanted farrell back as manager. so to conclude, just because a coach is a terrible 3B/Pitching coach does not mean they will be a terrible manager

vtadave
3 years 9 months ago

Bring back Grady!

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

Right after they find a way to get Billy martin back with the NYY so we can get more exciting stories of his drunken escapades coming from NY.

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

Billy Martin’s been dead for a long time, though not as long as your brain’s ability to function.

johnsilver
3 years 9 months ago

No kidding on Martin, nor as much as NY fans constant reminding of Little, nor forgetting how much of a nuisance martin was for the game..Much less an embarrassment.

Slopeboy
3 years 9 months ago

Thanks for enlightening us all. I couldn’t figure out your original post. It isn’t topical, or funny, or witty, clever or even irreverent, just plain stupid and mean. Now it makes more sense.I’m sure Grady Little would be proud to know that someone has come to his defense by denigrating the dead. Stay classy!

3 years 9 months ago

It’s sad to see athletes like Posada, who refuse to acknowledge when their time has passed. I loved Jorge on his prime, but now it’s time to move on.