Boston Red Sox Hiring Surprising New Manager
The Boston Red Sox are hiring a surprising new manager.
On the heels of Alex Cora being shown the door over his involvement in the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, a vacancy has opened up.
The big question is now who will ultimately fill it.
In a recent report, WEEI insider Rob Bradford reported that Cora’s replacement will not likely be a poached talent from the Tampa Bay Rays.
“Per source, does not appear likely Red Sox managerial candidates will be coming from Rays organization,” he tweeted.
“Too many hoops to jump through. Veteran managers currently without jobs have been surfaced as possibilities.”
Per source, does not appear likely Red Sox managerial candidates will be coming from Rays organization. Too many hoops to jump through. Veteran managers currently without jobs have been surfaced as possibilities.
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) January 15, 2020
Rather, the team will likely focus on a presently unemployed manager who has a good amount of experience and can help them through this stressful time.
Boston clearly needs a stabilizing force at this stage, but it remains unclear who that could be.
The Red Sox clearly have ties to the Rays as a result of the team’s new Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom, but it appears that Matt Quatraro is not currently in the cards.
Someone like Dusty Baker could serve as a decent stopgap, but thus far nobody has reached out to Baker’s team.
Bruce Bochy has been linked to both the Astros and Red Sox in the aftermath of the cheating scandal, but he has remained consistent that he does not want to come out of retirement in 2020.
Boston will continue to aggressively seek out a potential replacement for Cora in recent weeks, but when they finally get him, it likely will not be a name that Red Sox wants want all that much.