Red Sox Notes: Mike Maddux, Dale Sveum, Ortiz

Here are some links from New England while we wait for the Red Sox and Cubs to finally decide on compensation for Theo Epstein…

  • SI.com's Jon Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have not yet asked the Rangers for permission to interview pitching coach Mike Maddux, but he's seen as a likely candidate for their pitching coach job.
  • In another tweet, Heyman says that Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum has a good chance at the Red Sox's and the Cubs' managerial jobs. Sveum served as Boston's third base coach from 2004-2005.
  • In a Twitter chat with fans, GM Ben Cherington confirmed that Sveum will be in for an interview tomorrow. The full chat transcript can be found here.
  • The Red Sox haven't made David Ortiz an offer, according to the Boston Herald. The DH is seeking a three-year deal.


31 Responses to Red Sox Notes: Mike Maddux, Dale Sveum, Ortiz Leave a Reply

  1. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    I really like Sveum and Maddux in any capacity on the Sox. They’re a couple of good baseball guys from what I’ve heard and read about them. Also, I met Mike Maddux when I was like three years old, so +1!

    As for Ortiz, he had a fine year, but he’s going to be 36 in November. I could see him getting two and an option, but definitely not three.

  2. commenter3346 4 years ago

    Well… I guess Sveum was a better 3rd base coach than Wendall Kim, but then again that’s not saying much.

  3. Mike Maddux already has a job on a much better team. Why would he leave? Why would the Rangers let him leave?

    • mikecarlucci 4 years ago

      Despite the collapse in Boston, the Rangers are not a “much better team” than the Red Sox. With the Rays, Yankees, and Tigers, both are dangerous teams that will do well next year. That said, there’s not much reason for him to want to leave Texas.

  4. wolf9309 4 years ago

    Based on rumors I’ve seen, I assume that Heyman was referring to Maddux being a candidate for manager, not pitching coach.  Could be wrong, but I highly doubt the Rangers would want him to go (or he’d want to go) in a lateral move

    • lefty177 4 years ago

      that’s exactly what i thought, i was confused, i was thinking did we lost Curt Young to the Cubs too?

  5. StanleyHudson 4 years ago

    I don’t think I’d do 3 years for Ortiz. I want him back but I would go as high as 2 years for around $25 mill

  6. acyikac 4 years ago

    Someone needs to do a study of how many Red Sox got thrown out at the plate on account of Dale Sveum sending them from third when clearly she should have held the runner.  Unless it was just every time I was watching, he’s a terrible base coach.  

  7. Redsoxn8tion 4 years ago

    Everyone ignore Bleacher Creature’s comments. He always has Red Sox hating comments

  8. johnsilver 4 years ago

    If Ortiz is expecting 3 years, I am hoping his phone never rings from Cherrington at all and he wears any other uniform next season.
    Give him the ‘Tek treatment from 2 seasons ago..let him call several times and beg his way back if no one else wants him, or if some one else does? sign there.. 3 years at what he is more than likely seeking would be a horrible boat anchor type deal.

    • j6takish 4 years ago

      Papi is still a very useful MLB player, probably still the best pure DH in the game… to where as Tek had no place else to go. I think Boston will end up missing him a lot more than you all seem to think you will

  9. RedSoxDynasty 4 years ago

    One year with a team option for 10 mil each is all I hope the Sox offer Big Papi. He has zero leverage as he no longer has the fanbase behind him after last years team collapse!

  10. PWNdroia 4 years ago

    Make Maddux the manager, I think that could be a good idea.

  11.  Okay, so picture this if you will. I hear the name Sveum and I immediately hold up my fingers like a cross. This is the last guy the Sox need running the show. He’ll get every Sox baserunner tagged out half way to home. They need someone with a world of experience, who hasn’t been around Boston before, and can bark here and there to demand attention. I say MacKanin.

  12. “Send ’em in” Sveum vs. “The Windmill” Wendell Kim.
    I call it a wash.

  13. EarlyMorningBoxscore 4 years ago

    Your vast amount of baseball knowledge is astounding. 

  14. bglaszcz 4 years ago

    I bet you thought you were so funny, you had to write your entire comment in caps so the whole world could see it.

  15. StanleyHudson 4 years ago

    Another pointless, unfunny comment from Mr.Capslock.

  16. MetsMagic 4 years ago

    Haha, I wish I can see Greg pitch in person again. Probably the most talented pitcher we’ve ever seen. 

  17. rickjimbo 4 years ago

    BLEACHER CREEPER never fails to disappoint

  18. bglaszcz 4 years ago

    I bet you thought you were so funny, you had to write your entire comment in caps so the whole world could see it.

  19. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

    You know, as insane as this creature is, I would pay approximately $3.25 to see Greg Maddux pitch one more time. He was fantastic.

  20. EarlyMorningBoxscore 4 years ago

    I believe you meant to reply to that creature over there in the bleachers. 

  21. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    He types everything in caps.

  22. bglaszcz 4 years ago

    Indeed I did… tried to fix it immediately, but it wouldn’t let me :(

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