Gene Lamont: He was the runner-up last time around, when Bobby V got the job. Lamont remains the third base coach for the Detroit Tigers, a position he has held since 2006. He held the same job for the Red Sox during the 2001 season. He managed the White Sox from 1992-95 and was AL Manager of the Year in '93. He also managed the Pirates (1997-2000). "I wanted to manage all along," Lamont said after interviewing at Fenway in November 2011. "I guess I didn’t toot my horn enough. Every game I watch, I manage it. If there’s a better opportunity than this team, I don’t know where it would be."