Poll: Who Will Be The Next Red Sox Manager?

Had the Red Sox offered Dale Sveum a managerial post before the Cubs did, one wonders if Sveum would've returned to Fenway Park rather than taking the Chicago job.  Though Boston's list of candidates seems to be gradually decreasing, the recent inclusion of Bobby Valentine into the mix has created questions about if Valentine really is "the sudden favorite" or if it means the Red Sox are still expanding their search.  Valentine's emergence and the fact that the Sox were trying to get permission from the Blue Jays to make an offer to John Farrell would seem to hint that they're not satisfied with the current short list.

Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Phillies third base coach Pete Mackanin have been dropped from consideration.  As it stands now, Boston is looking at Valentine, Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont (who will be interviewing for the second time within the next few days) and Jays first base coach (and former Red Sox Triple-A manager) Torey Lovullo.  Will one of this trio be Terry Francona's successor, or will someone else emerge to take the job?

 


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41 Comments on "Poll: Who Will Be The Next Red Sox Manager?"


Karkat
3 years 9 months ago

I don’t really believe in my vote for Lamont, but I can dream that they won’t hire Valentine, right?

3 years 9 months ago

I want Luvollo personally and would love Ferrell, damn near anyone but Valentine

3 years 9 months ago

Same here!

3 years 9 months ago

What’s your objection to Valentine?

3 years 9 months ago

AA said his price for Farrell, Clay Buchholz.

dc21892
3 years 9 months ago

I’m all for Lovullo. A lot of good things are said about him.

verlander
3 years 9 months ago

Please be Gene Lamont.

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

I love Bobby V, but the Sox fans’ animosity towards him makes me want Willie Randolph to manage their team. I choose ‘other’. 

Josh Gedert
3 years 9 months ago

I speak for most Tigers fans…

TAKE LAMONT!

dlreed52
3 years 9 months ago

If really you want to know who the next Red Sox manager will be, poll Larry Lucchino.

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

Someone i know who knows kevin millar’s brother, said that he was interviewing for a job w/ the sox 2 weeks ago…. wonder if he is the mystery candidate? or perhaps bench coach?

dc21892
3 years 9 months ago

Gonna need a more credible source than what you just ranted off.

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

i know, but a sox fan can dream! Hopefully my friend is telling the truth

3 years 9 months ago

come on now Boston… LaMont can’t make LaMishaps in LaFenway cause he won’t LaManage at third base where he LaWaves runners home LaTooMuch… (did I get enough ‘La’s in?)

grownice
3 years 9 months ago

 LaFail.

Guest
3 years 9 months ago

I was actually happy it was not Sveum – no one whose name is that weird and hard to pronounce.

I think it will be Bobby V., could be a good new voice, great tactition.

I would love dark horse – DAVE RIGHETTI!!!!!!!!

jordan
3 years 9 months ago

i dont get why everyone is against bobby v, yes he has an ego, but that is what the sox need… He is a really good in game manager, and did pretty well with the mets who had not that many “stars” like the sox do. He also had a terrible GM/owner with the mets, who made managing the mets a lot harder. The mets also fired all the coaches around him etc. he would have a better GM/Owner with the sox that would make his job easier. He wouldn’t have to compete with the yankees for the front page. the sox had a players manager in tito, and the players tuned him out. I personally dont like bobby V, but i dont get the pure hatred for him. he is an experienced manager, who did pretty well with the teams he managed.

notsureifsrs
3 years 9 months ago

manager by committee

dc21892
3 years 9 months ago

I say hire Varitek IF they’re hesistant about these guys. Tek knows everyone in the organization well enough and his playing days should be over.

Ned Gold
3 years 9 months ago

And his clubhouse drinking days can begin! 

Hiring Tek right now would be awful for the clubhouse. That clique needs to be split. I can definitely see him managing in the future. Just… not the near future.

dc21892
3 years 9 months ago

There, I made my comment easier for you to understand. I said IF. A key word is made bigger, now try re-reading it.

StanleyPujols
3 years 9 months ago

Brad Mills – The Astros aren’t really using him anyway.

StanleyPujols
3 years 9 months ago

Bucky Dent

Stonehands
3 years 9 months ago

God forbid, the reason why we don’t want Bobby V. is because he has the biggest ego you can find. He was never a good manager and is a hot head. I don’t see that solving the problems Boston has…Varitek is out because he would have the same problem Tito did because he’s too close to the team. the Millar suggestion was just complacent stupidity. Farrell would be ideal but Toronto can stick it if they were serious about Buccholz. Sveum and Lamont seem to be too agressive and in my opinion would not be the best option. Lovullo is a solid option but not my first pick. there are 3 guys that should’ve been on this list from the start and should be the final 3…Dave Martinez, my personal favorite behind Joe Maddon and wouldn’t be a great voice to take over. throw all the money you can at Maddux to get him to leave because he would be the next LaRussa. or, PETE MACKININ…why did we knoc him out…good voice, thinks pitching first, and he has the backbone to stand up to the personalities on this team…

Devon Henry
3 years 9 months ago

I hope the Red Sox get Bobby V so I dont have to listen to him anymore on Baseball Tonight…So annoying

hallwagner
3 years 9 months ago

KEVIN MILLAR!!!

catch21_2
3 years 9 months ago

They’re all terrible candidates, but I just wish they would choose one so everybody could move on.  The daily Red Sox managerial updates for the last month are corrupting my mind.

Dynasty22
3 years 9 months ago

Oil Can Boyd.

NomarGarciaparra
3 years 9 months ago

Curt Schilling

ellisburks
3 years 9 months ago

Ellis Burks!