Re: Who do you want as manager in 2012?
posted at 10/15/2011 9:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Who do you want as manager in 2012?
Soxdog67, I thought I had posted my choice for a new manager. I did post it on another thread. If we're just looking for an upgrade, anyone will do, including J. Fred. If I had the choice, I'd be trying to talk Mike Lowell into taking the job, with Eckersley as the pitching coach. If Lowell isn't interested, then Eckersley would be my choice, with Tek as pitching coach. Making a strong bid for Leyland isn't a bad idea either. What do you mean, "if Francona ever did that?" He repeatedly did it, week after week and sometimes day after day. Get real. The collapse this year wasn't totally the fault of Francona. He certainly contributed, especially early in the year by condoning "quitting on winnable games". My reasons for wanting him fired wern't based on 2011. He has been a horrible manager since he managed his first game. Nice guy, horrible manager.
Posted by BOSOX1941
So what qualifications does Mike Lowell have to become a major league baseball manager, or Eckersley? Varitek as a pitching coach? I think J. Fred is sounding better by the minute.
On the other hand, that is your opinion and I'll respect it...
In my mind, a guy like Tony Pena would be a great fit (experience and grit) and if Mike Lowell would like to get his feet wet into coaching, then offer him a bench coach or base coach position. Eckersley as a pitching coach might work but does it make sense to bring in all novice coaches to a team that needs some direction?
If Varitek wants to take a bullpen coach position then that might work although I believe Tuck did a great job with Salty and if Pena was manager they'd have enough expertise to work with their catchers. But, as a player, it is time for 'Tek to go, along with his buddy Wakefield.