Latest On Boston’s Managerial Search

Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus and Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach are candidates for Boston's managerial opening, but the former MLB stars aren’t the only ones being considered for the position. Here’s the latest news on the managerial search…

  • Wallach was “very impressive” in his interview with the Red Sox, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports (on Twitter). It’s not clear if Wallach’s interview will be enough to land him the job, however.
  • DeMarlo Hale's interview will take place Thursday, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal (on Twitter). Ausmus will interview Wednesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports (on Twitter).
  • Alex Speier of provides a complete rundown of Tony Pena, the Yankees coach who's a candidate for Boston's managerial job.
  • The Red Sox will interview Yankees bench coach Tony Pena today, according to Rob Bradford of The 55-year-old managed the Royals from 2002-05 before joining the Yankees, who have today off and will resume the ALCS in Detroit on Tuesday.
  • The Red Sox have plans to interview Hale, the Orioles' third base coach, for the position at some point this week, according to Bradford.
  • Joe Torre said he has no plans to manage and isn't a candidate for the Red Sox position, John Tomase of the Boston Herald reports. Nick Cafardo reported yesterday that there's talk Torre would consider managing again.

23 Responses to Latest On Boston’s Managerial Search Leave a Reply

  1. jgmaynard 3 years ago

    Torre would never do it, but, man! What a story that would be, huh?

    • AaronAngst 3 years ago

      Bobby Valentine was a pretty big story when he was hired.

    • Let_My_Cameron_Go 3 years ago

      Still wouldn’t beat Jack McKeon in 2011. To me, that was just out of nowhere and actually a very good decision. A rare good decision by the Marlins…

  2. Brent Lafond 3 years ago

    Torre would be a great get an a great story. Tony Pena may be a ideal fit tho. I believe he is the type of coach players love, respect an gravitate towards.

    • Let_My_Cameron_Go 3 years ago

      Torre needs a highly talented roster in order to be a great get. To me, that doesn’t make him a great manager…

  3. dc21892 3 years ago

    Good list of guys here so far. I’m more intrigued this time around than last year. Last year it seemed like we had 3 people the whole time. Lamont, Bobby V and Lovullo (probably spelled that wrong). Regardless, at least this time there are some really good names and a good mix of different types of people too. I can’t wait to see who they choose.

  4. 0vercast 3 years ago

    How do you think the Sox feeling about the Francona debacle now? Not trolling. Serious question.

    • vtadave 3 years ago

      Do you really need to ask this? What, did you expect Sox fans to feeld great about it?

      • Lamar Smith 3 years ago

        Relax, the guy asked a legitimate question. As a Red Sox fan I hated the move then and I still hate the move now. I was really pissed off when they went out and hired B. Valentine. Not because he could or couldn’t be a good coach. He was had been out of the league way too long and I knew his method of coaching wouldn’t work. In my wildest dreams I didn’t expect this to happen.

      • 0vercast 3 years ago

        I didn’t hear a whole lot of backlash about Tito’s firing at the time it went down.

  5. goner 3 years ago

    Here’s hoping Tony Pena’s interview goes well today!

    And I hope the Pirates come to their senses and fire Clint Hurdle before all of the best available managers are taken.

  6. Dan Gorgone 3 years ago

    Really like Tony Peña for the Red Sox job. He’s been around the game for a while, managed young talent in KC, coached in the biggest market with lots of egos, so all of these things would help prepare him for Boston. Since he’s already played in Boston, he knows what the media is like as well. That being said, I agree with a few others that the other candidates like Wallach and Ausmus are also promising.

    • dc21892 3 years ago

      Isn’t it great how this time around there are so many good baseball people and minds around for the job? I wish Tito still held the job, but oh well. There’s a great list this time as opposed to last offseason.

  7. jlasovage 3 years ago

    I really like these posts with no mentioning of Farrel. Hope the FO has moved on from that. Like Pena idea alot as well as Ausmus.

    • Dan Gorgone 3 years ago

      Yes, please: no Farrell, no Hale, no Mills… They all seem like good baseball peeps with talent, but… Out with the old regime. Time for a clean slate.

  8. Joe Torre is not a good manager. Signing him would be pure trolling of the Yankee franchise, plain and simple.

  9. Laney Bizzle 3 years ago

    Anyone SUGGESTING that Torre would be a fit for the Red Sox organization is just desperate to sell papers.

  10. I agree with dc21892 – Why does it seem like the candidates this time are much better as a group than last time?

    • redsox4434 3 years ago

      Apparently, Lucchino isn’t nearly as involved in the process as last time.

  11. bigmike04 3 years ago

    behind the scenes the red sox owner is negotation with Blue Jays owner to see what it will take to get John Farrell. According to peter gammons..

  12. harmony55 3 years ago

    How attractive is the Red Sox post to a prospective manager?
    What would Terry Francona and/or Bobby Valentine tell a candidate in confidence about the current regime?
    The Sox are coming off a 93-loss season, and four straight years without a postseason win, after being stripped of much talent with the departures of Adrian Gonzalez, Jonathan Papelbon, Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Marco Scutaro, Josh Beckett, J.D. Drew, Jason Varitek, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield and potentially David Ortiz.

    • CaptainCharisma 3 years ago

      Yes, “Talent” like Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jason Varitek, and Carl Crawford.

  13. FunkyTime 3 years ago

    Gene Lamont is still available, Red Sox fans, and you’re free to have him.

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