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 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.

22 Responses to AL East Notes: Sveum, Posada, Blue Jays, Mora Leave a Reply

  1. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

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

    • Matt 4 years 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.

  2. BoSoxSam 4 years ago

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

    • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

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

  3. notsureifsrs 4 years 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

  4. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

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

    well played mora

  5. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

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

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      • deere5800 4 years ago

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

  6. jordan 4 years 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…

  7. M.Kit 4 years ago

    I’m leaning toward Lovullo myself

    • jordan 4 years 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

  8. vtadave 4 years ago

    Bring back Grady!

    • johnsilver 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

        • johnsilver 4 years 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 4 years 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!

  9. 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.

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