Terry Francona is now just a memory in Red Sox lore and the search for his replacement will soon start. But who does Boston turn to to get them out of this excruciatingly long two year playoff drought (Sorry Pirates fans). Do they go with a current or former manager who can add discipline inside the clubhouse or do they go with say a bench coach who is an up-and-comer and his overdue for a managerial job. Here are my choices that the Red Sox brass should consider to fill the big shoes of Tito Francona.
- Willie Randolph- Orioles Bench Coach
- Dave Martinez- Rays Bench Coach
- Bobby Valentine- Former Mets manager current ESPN analyst
- Tony LaRussa- Current Cardinals manager
- Ryne Sandberg- Phillies AAA manager and Hall of Fame shortstop
- Jason Varitek- Red Sox Catcher