Red Sox Eyeing Mike Scioscia

The rumors surrounding John Farrell and the Red Sox won’t go away, especially now that Farrell’s Blue Jays are visiting Boston, where he coached until 2010. Farrell is the top choice of Red Sox officials to replace Bobby Valentine as the team’s manager in 2013, but he isn’t the only American League manager the Red Sox are considering. The Red Sox will turn to Angels manager Mike Scioscia if the Angels fire Scioscia and Farrell isn’t available, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The Red Sox are expected to fire Valentine soon after the regular season ends, Nightengale writes. By that point the availability of Farrell, who’s under contract for 2013, and Scioscia, who’s under contract through 2018, should be more clear. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino told Nightengale the team hasn’t made a decision about Valentine’s future in Boston. "We'll re-evaluate it at the end of the season," Lucchino said.

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  1. Works for me!

  2. BMiggy 3 years ago

    If Angels fire him…

  3. ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

    If he doesn’t come back, THIS is the type of manager I’d like. But I don’t think he’s going anywhere.

  4. ColonelBoston 3 years ago

    As the kids say: I’ll take Scioscia over Farrell “all day er day, son.” Farrell wont work in the same way Tito stopped working.

  5. C B 3 years ago

    Won’t happen.

  6. jondogg2010 3 years ago

    Yes please!

  7. Karkat 3 years ago


  8. tbplayer 3 years ago

    Believe it or not, there are plenty in Anaheim who don’t appreciate the manager we have.

  9. Why can’t they find someone who isn’t already hired by another team? Why restrict your potential choices to 29 men?

  10. Arte wont let that happen, as much as we hate the plays that Scios makes or doesnt make sometimes, theres no one who fits in with the Angels better than he…….

  11. jfretless 3 years ago

    Aren’t the Angels the hottest team in the past ten or so games? Why would the Angels fire him? …especially since he’s signed through 2018. Not going to happen.

    • Scott Tyler 3 years ago

      Even the Cubs can get hot for 10 games lol But with all that talent and payroll, if they don’t make the post season, he will most certainly be on the hot seat.

  12. hawkny1 3 years ago

    The Red Sox will hire the Dodger’s Tommy Lasorda before the hire the Angel’s, Mike Scioscia, despite what Florence says.

  13. Al Paca 3 years ago

    Wheres the Tony Larussa rumors? Bring in Tony and his pitching wizard sidekick Duncan – throw in a few ex sox players as coaches for fanbase and 1 ex yank so they can blame him if it fails ( bucky dent as bench coach would be sweet lol) and redsox nation is set

  14. ChefR 3 years ago

    I think somebody just threw a bunch of names in a hat and pulled this one out.

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      start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

      Wait until next week, the media will say Boston’s eyeing Bud Black. A week later they’ll be eyeing Joe Maddon, then Ron Washinton, then Bob Melvin, then some guy someone met on the bus, etc.

      • APNDaveR 3 years ago

        By November, they’ll be eyeing the recently-available Bobby Valentine, and all of time and space will be consumed in a flash of gamma rays or something.

    • thekidfromyesterday 3 years ago

      Fredi G please

    • flickadave 3 years ago

      Is Don Zimmer available?

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        LOL. Then they won’t have ANY pitchers not on the DL the way they baby them now.

    • MetsMagic 3 years ago

      I’d like to see the other names that were in that hat. My personal favorites are Grady Little part II, Joe Morgan the player, Mo Vaughn, Ted Williams’ frozen head, and Nick Punto as player manager.

  15. Classic12 3 years ago

    And if Sparky Anderson is reincarnated in the next couple months, they’ll consider him too.

  16. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Hey Red Sox, hire Derek Shelton….please?

  17. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

    it’s as if they heard everyone saying bobby valentine was the worst possible choice and took it as some kind of twisted challenge

    • Karkat 3 years ago

      Isn’t Dusty Baker gonna be available…? 😛

      • Scott Tyler 3 years ago

        More than likely, since he has never won anything as a manager.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        All of a sudden? Don Zimmer as a choice just got a little bit better…

    • rdillon99 3 years ago

      This made me laugh.

  18. Rebuilding? 3 years ago

    I hate Mike Scioscia.

    I didn’t like him after he got MAD at Frank Robinson for catching one his players cheating. He said Frank was in the wrong… hello YOUR PLAYER WAS CHEATING. Then he ticked me off more when he yelled at Felix Pie for clapping after he slid into third on a triple… did I mention that was the triple he needed for the cycle? Seriously how many moments in baseball is Felix Pie going to have… and Pie apologized to Scioscia for being happy he hit for the cycle.

    • BK 3 years ago

      Nice story

    • twenty1thirteen 3 years ago

      Maybe it was because of the radiation poisoning.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Sciosia was just jealous that Robbie was/is a classy player dual player manager at the same time and learned the game under one of the true masters of the era.. Earl Weaver..

      I don’t want Sciosa in Boston.. he is the reason the Angels ran napoli out of town for nothing for his “boy” Mathis. No more favoritism style managers.. boston finally got rid of francona.

    • cmb69 3 years ago

      Not only that, he had his pitcher hit Pie the next day. After all the apologies and numerous players telling Scioscia that Pie wasn’t trying to show up anyone.

  19. rockfordone 3 years ago

    This might be from right field – but the best manager for the Red Sox would be Buddy Bell with Bob Brenley as bench coach. Restore some order

  20. Jaysfan724 3 years ago

    I heard they are also interested in Vinny “The Jet” Rodriguez for the job.

    EDIT: I’m an idiot

    • StanleyHudson 3 years ago

      If you’re going for the Sandlot reference, mission failed. It’s Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez…

  21. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    September 8, 2012…. Red Sox interested in Joe Maddon

    • dwarfcatt 3 years ago

      October 8, 2012… Red Sox interested in John Madden

  22. RB_GScott 3 years ago

    They can have Trey Hillman

  23. He’d be a pretty great fit in Boston I think. Even though the Angels are doing well right now, you have to believe the Angels will consider letting him go if they miss the playoffs. A lot of it can be directly placed on Scioscia, he has cost the team many games this season with his moves/non-moves.

    As much as he drives me crazy sometimes, I’d rather keep him, but we’ll see how it goes.

  24. Andy Repinski 3 years ago

    Personally, i Like Joey Cora, so please don’t sign him Boston. Thanks.

  25. SoCalAngelsFan75 3 years ago

    The irony here is if the Angels fire Scioscia, they would get Francona to replace him. It would be like the baseball version of the Bizarro World.

  26. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    Do people honestly think Moreno will fire Scioscia (after extending him through like 2018) simply because the Angels didn’t make the playoffs this year while playing in an incredibly difficult division?

    (obviously, if the angels make the playoffs, no way scioscia gets fired)

  27. dc21892 3 years ago

    I’ve always liked him but I don’t see LA getting rid of him. If they do, I would love for them to get him.

  28. MaineSox 3 years ago

    I think Nightengale is trolling us.

  29. Scott Tyler 3 years ago

    In related news, Angels eyeing Tony LaRussa.

  30. From what I’m hearing about Scioscia, he’s the last person the Sox should consider. If ownership spanked Valentine for something as trivial as a jibe at a rookie, what would they do with Scioscia’s heavy-handed style of managing?

    • C B 3 years ago

      Scioscia is the ultimate player’s manager. He is the complete opposite of Valentine. His players love playing for him, especially veterans- he is loyal to a fault. Ask Steve Finley or Vernon Wells how they feel about Scois.

  31. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Gangsta Jerry Manuel is the perfect fit in Boston.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      HAHA. He is in back room negotiations to take over for Girardi when he retires 😉

  32. Guest 3 years ago

    Hire RYNE SANDBERG yesterday already!

  33. If the Nats won the World Series this year and Davey Johnson decided to retire for age reasons (not improbable for him to choose to leave on top), wouldn’t Scioscia prefer to go to Washington, with a young team that’s going to get better, rather than the rebuilding Red Sox and the stifling environment they reside in? The Bosox may covet Scioscia and Farrell, but it may not be the other way around.

  34. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Can’t believe that anyone would take the USA article seriously. Toronto is not letting Farrell go to the Sox anytime soon. If that’s not ludicrous enough, Moreno is supposed to fire Scioscia with 6 years remaining on an extension recently signed. The idea that Boston would give Scioscia the same 6 years or that he would want to go to Boston, after what’s happened, is sheer fantasy.

  35. Dafjk 3 years ago

    I don’t see how Scioscia would be available because I don’t see the Angels firing him. Dusty’s goin to Boston!

  36. I heard some crazy wacked out rumors that the Sox should hire Varitek, since Robin Ventura has been so sucessful. Not sure if hiring someone who just retired from active playing is a wise choice. I personally would love to see Dewey Evans coach

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Evans has been my choice if they replace Valentine also. he is old school and I see NO WAY the NE media will get to him. He survived the “25 cabs for 25 players” garbage from writers exactly like the current crop employed by the useless rags in Boston, so don’t see how they could get to him now and Evans certainly knows the game, plus has coaching experience.

      • MetsMagic 3 years ago

        I’m surprised Dewey hasn’t been a more prominent candidate in the past. He has a history in coaching and player development with the organization.

  37. analyzethis 3 years ago

    They need to get this right.

    I like Farrell but the Jays will ransom him at best and maybe won’t part with him at all at least in the same division.

    They need someone with a lot less volatility than Valentine though not someone asleep at the wheel either.

    They need to get this right.

  38. RetroRob 3 years ago

    Mike Scioscia, the manager whose teams almost always perform lower than expectations. Scioscia ranks right near the top of the list when it comes to perception not matching reality.

  39. Scioscia til 2018? The Sox would have to be nuts to take on that contract.

  40. Bluejays must resign John Farrell long term for team’s stability

  41. As an Angel fan I beg Boston to take Mike Scioscia. Most overrated manager in baseball who over manages and cant ever man up and say this loss is on me.

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