Boston Red Sox Manager Search: Bobby Valentine To Reportedly Manage Red Sox

Bobby Valentine, former Rangers and Mets manager, will reportedly become the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, according to an ESPN report Tuesday.

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Boston Red Sox Manager Search: Decision Could Be Made Later This Week

For almost two months, the Boston Red Sox front office has been looking for a new manager to replace Terry Francona, who was fired in early October. The search could possible come to an end sometime late this week tweeted Dan Roche of WBZ Monday.

According to previous reports, the field of candidates has been narrowed down to two men -- Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont. Roche believes that the job is Valentine's to lose.

Over the course of the managerial search, Valentine has met with the Red Sox brass multiple times. Valentine's overall appeal is that he has manage a large-market team before -- the New York Mets -- and he knows how to handle high-profile players, which Boston has a lot of.

Meanwhile, Lamont did win the Manger Of The Year Award in 1993, but hasn't managed since 2000.

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Boston Red Sox Manager Search: No Announcement Until Next Week, Likely Valentine or Lamont

It appears the Boston Red Sox have narrowed their search for a new manager to two candidates, Bobby Valentine and Gene Lamont. 

Valentine, 61, has not managed in the Major Leagues since 2002, when he managed the New York Mets. He has worked as an analyst for ESPN the previous two years.

Lamont, 64, has not managed in the Major Leagues since 2000, when he managed the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lamont is a former AL Manager of the Year, winning the award in 1993.

According to Pete Abraham of the Globe, an official announcement will not be made until next week at the earliest. 

Nothing will be settled today according to team sources and the earliest an announcement will be made is next week. Gene Lamont did indeed meet with ownership earlier this week, so he joins Bobby Valentine in that regard.

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Boston Red Sox Manager Search: Pete Mackanin Removed From List Of Potential Candidates

Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin is reportedly no longer under consideration for the vacant position of Boston Red Sox manager, just hours after it was reported that Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum underwent his second interview.

That's according to BoSox general manager Ben Cherington (via Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald):

Cherington: Mackanin out of #RedSox manager mix but chance one more candidate could be added ... Asked if #RedSox could widen the pool of candidates in manager's search, Lucchino said 'Absolutely.'

While Mackanin never held the position full-time, he served as interim manager for both the Pittsburgh Pirates (2005) and the Cincinnati Reds (2007) and cut his managerial teeth in the dugouts of the minor leagues.

The pool of candidates may indeed widen, but Sveum is strongly considered as the front-runner to replace former manager Terry Francona.

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Report: Rangers Pitching Coach Mike Maddux a Candidate for Red Sox Job

According to the Boston Herald Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux – brother of Greg Maddux – may be a candidate to replace Terry Francona as Red Sox manager. 

After nine seasons as a pitching coach in Milwaukee and Texas, [Maddux] may be interested in managing.

Other candidates for the job include 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 and Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo.

Maddux pitched 15 season in the Majors, retiring in 2000. When he retired he became the pitching coach of the Houston Astros Double-A team before becoming the Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach. He coached in Milwaukee for six seasons and is currently coaching in the World Series as the Texas Rangers pitching coach, who he's been with since 2008.

From NESN

According to Scott Lauber's report, during Maddux's three years on manager Ron Washington's staff, the Rangers have posted a 4.03 team ERA, including 3.79 this season.

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