The Boston Red Sox still continue their search for a new manager to handle the rebuilding of the team in the Hub and we've heard some of the names (Tim Wallach, Brad Ausmus, DeMarlo Hale, John Farrell), but a new name has come up and its an intriguing name for sure.
Former New York Yankee manager Joe Torre's name has come up as a potential replacement for Bobby valentine in Boston, but, according to the Boston Herald's Nick Cafardo, Torre has not commented on the questions regarding the Red Sox vacancy and it appears as if Torre is not going to give up his MLB gig to return to a dugout, a Red Sox one at that.
Carfardo points out that Torre was almost hired as Boston Red Sox manager once before. Torre was all but hired in 1988 after the team fired John McNamara, but the team opted against Torre and hired Joe Morgan after a torrid start after the 1988 All-Star break.
Now when it comes to real candidates for the Red Sox gig, Carfardo says that Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach was "very impressive", but points out that it probably won't be enough to land him the job. Baltimore Orioles third base coach and former Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale interviews on Thursday and former MLB catcher and current Team Israel manager Brad Ausmus will interview for the position on Wednesday, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.