Managerial Notes: Rangers, Red Sox, Rockies

Managers are in the spotlight more than ever in October, since in-game decisions are heavily scrutinized throughout the postseason and it’s a busy month for hirings and firings. The latest…

  • Though there’s a lot of self-evaluation going on in Texas following the Rangers’ disappointing finish, manager Ron Washington will return in 2013, Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter). Washington’s current contract covers the 2013-14 seasons.
  • Candidates such as Tim Wallach, Sandy Alomar Jr. and Brad Ausmus would surely come up if the Rockies look outside of the organization for potential managers, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports (on Twitter). Jim Tracy resigned as the team's manager two days ago.
  • The Red Sox will start their search for a new manager in earnest in the next few days,’s Buster Olney writes. Boston will start by asking the Blue Jays for permission to speak with John Farrell, Olney reports. Ausmus could be a candidate in Boston, too.
  • Bobby Valentine may have been paid not to criticize the Red Sox following his dismissal, rival officials suggested to Olney. Such financial incentives are not uncommon, according to Olney.
  • In case you missed it, Ozzie Guillen's future with the Marlins remains unclear.

7 Responses to Managerial Notes: Rangers, Red Sox, Rockies Leave a Reply

  1. With Dan O still in the office….Would think Sandy A or Mike Sarbaugh get looks in Colorado….The Red Sox? The Blue Jays? Fighting over a manager that has shown what that he can do the job? Bupkis….

    • jondogg2010 3 years ago

      While Toronto is Getting better, they still don’t have the resources as the Red Sox, so I’d assume Farrell would fare better in Boston than he has in Toronto, just saying.

      • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

        false; with more resources he’d be under more pressure, and the fact that he isn’t a good manager would shine through

  2. jondogg2010 3 years ago

    I think Ausmus would be a great fit, and I mean possible Francona-esque (as much as I’d love it, not saying he’d guide the Sox to 2 WS wins 9 years) manager. He’s a great baseball guy as much as I hate the term. Plus he wouldn’t cost compensation, and I thought highly of Farrell but he isn’t worth anything more than Bard.

  3. JaysGLawrie 3 years ago

    please just take Farrel! I can’t take anymore… he’s not even good…

  4. Gumby65 3 years ago

    I don’t think Jim Tracy quit managing the Rockies, the most likely scenario is he gave himself a lengthy post-season interview and then fired himself.

  5. pierre 3 years ago

    if the red sox are going to get their next manager from toronto why not just go ahead and take torey lovullo? that way there is not compensation required, you get a manager who is knowledgeable of the players in the red sox minor league system and has worked with cherington and mike hazen before. makes more sense to me than to give up prospects for a manager who may not even be the best person for the job.

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