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.


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31 Comments on "Red Sox Notes: Mike Maddux, Dale Sveum, Ortiz"


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EdinsonPickle
3 years 8 months 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.

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commenter3346
3 years 8 months ago

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

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

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

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mikecarlucci
3 years 8 months 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.

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wolf9309
3 years 8 months 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

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lefty177
3 years 8 months ago

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

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BoSoxSam
3 years 8 months ago

Nope, but we lost him to the A’s.

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lefty177
3 years 8 months ago

I didn’t even remember that until you said that

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GMwannabe
3 years 8 months ago

we didn’t “lose” Curt Young at all

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StanleyHudson
3 years 8 months 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