Atop the list, now that Ben Cherington was named general manager earlier this week, is hiring a manager. The Sox’ next bench boss is going to have his work cut out for him, as this team needs a significant facelift after last season’s collapse.
So who is out there? According to the Boston Herald, Mike Maddux would be a very good candidate and is likely on the Sox’ short list. Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Cleveland Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr., Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum, Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, Phillies Triple-A manager Ryne Sandberg and Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo are all reportedly on the Sox’ list of candidates, according to the Herald’s major league source.
Who would you hire if you were Cherington?