By: Shawn Palmer
By no surprise to Red Sox nation and people that follow baseball, John Farrell is no longer the manager of the Boston Red Sox. Five seasons in the books, one world series, two last place finishes, and three division titles. No manager in Red Sox history had ever accomplished that before but even that couldn't save his job. Now, it's time to find his replacement. Here our some possible candidates..
Alex Cora seems to be the obvious choice here to replace John Farrell. He was a fan favorite when he played in Boston and well liked among his teammates and coaches. He is sure to be pursued by teams such as the New York Mets so Boston better move quick if this is the guy they want
The strongest player to ever play the game. Gabe has experience managing in the Red Sox farm system and has done wonders working the player development side of the game for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the front office. Could he be the jult the Red Sox are searching for? Possibly.
Although Dave Dombrowski said he doesn't expect the next manager to come from in house, I felt Gary Disarcina deserved a mention. He is well respected around the game. You hope he stays with the club or gets a shot else where to manage sooner than later.
This is something we hear everyday. It seems like the perfect pick. Former captain, caught four no hitters, two time world champion. None of that matters when Jason Varitek has expressed zero interest in becoming a manager. He has stayed close to the game but in a very small role. He seems content with being a family guy, can't blame him there.
I honestly don't like the idea of Ron Gardenhire managing this young team in Boston. Sure he had great success in Minnesota, but I don't think it will translate well here. Bench coach? I'd take him in a heart beat.
This is an interesting case. Brad was Dave's hire in Detroit back in 2014. The New England Native would probably love the opportunity to manage his childhood team.
This is a longshot. Eric Wedge. He is currently working in the Toronto Blue Jays front office. No word on if he intends on coaching again.
Don't rule it out ^
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