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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65 Comments on "Red Sox Eyeing Mike Scioscia"


2 years 11 months ago

Works for me!

BMiggy
2 years 11 months ago

If Angels fire him…

ugotrpk3113
2 years 11 months 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.

ColonelBoston
2 years 11 months 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.

C B
2 years 11 months ago

Won’t happen.

jondogg2010
2 years 11 months ago

Yes please!

Karkat
2 years 11 months ago

Eh.

tbplayer
2 years 11 months ago

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

2 years 11 months ago

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

2 years 11 months ago

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…….

jfretless
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months 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.

hawkny1
2 years 11 months ago

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

Al Paca
2 years 11 months 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

ChefR
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months ago

Fredi G please

flickadave
2 years 11 months ago

Is Don Zimmer available?

johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

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

MetsMagic
2 years 11 months 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.

Classic12
2 years 11 months ago

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

diesel2410
2 years 11 months ago

Hey Red Sox, hire Derek Shelton….please?

notsureifsrs
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months ago

Isn’t Dusty Baker gonna be available…? 😛

Scott Tyler
2 years 11 months ago

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

johnsilver
2 years 11 months ago

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

rdillon99
2 years 11 months ago

This made me laugh.

Rebuilding?
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months ago

Nice story

twenty1thirteen
2 years 11 months ago

Maybe it was because of the radiation poisoning.

johnsilver
2 years 11 months 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
2 years 11 months 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.

rockfordone
2 years 11 months 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

Jaysfan724
2 years 11 months ago

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

EDIT: I’m an idiot

StanleyHudson
2 years 11 months ago

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

2 years 11 months ago

hahahaha

Jaysfan724
2 years 11 months ago

I am very ashamed of myself. I can’t believe I did that haha. Honestly, I am not worthy of watching that movie ever again.