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?


41 Responses to Poll: Who Will Be The Next Red Sox Manager? Leave a Reply

  1. Karkat 4 years ago

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

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

  3. verlander 4 years ago

    Please be Gene Lamont.

  4. MetsMagic 4 years ago

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

  5. Josh Gedert 4 years ago

    I speak for most Tigers fans…


  6. dlreed52 4 years ago

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

  7. jordan 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

      • jordan 4 years ago

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

  8. 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?)

  9. Guest 4 years 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!!!!!!!!

  10. jordan 4 years 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.

  11. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    manager by committee

  12. dc21892 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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.

  13. StanleyPujols 4 years ago

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

  14. StanleyPujols 4 years ago

    Bucky Dent

  15. $17857693 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  16. hallwagner 4 years ago


  17. catch21_2 4 years 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.

  18. Dynasty22 4 years ago

    Oil Can Boyd.

  19. NomarGarciaparra 4 years ago

    Curt Schilling

  20. ellisburks 4 years ago

    Ellis Burks!

  21. forkball27 4 years ago

    Honestly I hope that it is Gene Lamont. He cost the Tigers too many runs last year by holding everyone up. I think he may have forgotten that the players are faster than he is and that they could score on many of the plays not him.

  22. UltimateYankeeFan 4 years ago

    I’d be very surprised if it isn’t Bobby V. at this point.

  23. johnsilver 4 years ago

    Managers with no chance, vs some who might:

    John Farrell
    Walpo Joe
    Rac Slider
    Bobby V
    Earl Weaver
    Jack Mckeon

  24. dc21892 4 years ago

    Then they will never solve the chicken & beer problem.

  25. ellisburks 4 years ago

    Sorry there should only be three steps to profit.

  26. rickjimbo 4 years ago

    Shilling is alive and well and calls into WEEI sports radio roughly 2/3 times a week to spout his opinion off about nonsense. It’s painful, really.

  27. Ned Gold 4 years ago

    Says the guy who wants Tek as manager…

  28. Ned Gold 4 years ago


  29. MaineSox 4 years ago

    BLEACHER CREATURE ≈ Bobby Valentine

  30. ellisburks 4 years ago

    There is only one model to profit, The Underpants Gnome model. I believe that is the one Warren Buffett followed. But I respect your opinion. 

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