POLL: Who should be new Red Sox manager?

Does Boston go the Mike Matheny route by tabbing Brad Ausmus, or grab a more seasoned coach who has yet to manager in Sandy Alomar, Jr.? Or do you want '04 magic in the form of Bill Mueller?

The Bobby V era is over. We want to know: Who do you want to be in the manager’s seat come next year? Are you as sold on John Farrell as the organization is? Do you pine for Terry Francona to the point you want Brad Mills? Does Boston go the Mike Matheny route by tabbing Brad Ausmus, or grab a more seasoned coach who has yet to manager in Sandy Alomar, Jr.? Or do you want ’04 magic in the form of Bill Mueller?

You tell us. The poll’s over there on the right, and feel free to leave your opinion in the comments. Please note that Jason Varitek or Mike Lowell isn’t a candidate because they’ve ruled themselves out.

The previous poll question asked how you guys would look back at the 2012 season as. Hard to disagree with the majority here. It was actually a close race, as people generally either felt that the season was unacceptable and horrible, or that it was a learning experience.

How will you look back at the 2012 season?

  • An absolutely disgusting season to experience, one that I won’t forget. (41%, 175 Votes)
  • A much-needed fall from grace to get the team back on track. (39%, 165 Votes)
  • Started with such promise, ended with such disappointment. (11%, 48 Votes)
  • It’s just another bad year, like 2010 and 2006. (9%, 40 Votes)

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4 Responses to “POLL: Who should be new Red Sox manager?” Subscribe

  1. Mike October 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM #

    Ray's pitching coach Jim Hickey would be my choice. At least on the short list. Another candidate you don't mention is Tony Pena, Yankees 1st base coach, and former Red Sox catcher. He'd also be on my short list.

  2. Andy October 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM #

    Arnie Beyeler. He's had most of these guys at Pawtucket, and has had success.

  3. ChipBuck October 12, 2012 at 5:51 PM #

    "Other" better not mean Jason Varitek, you guys. I'm serious.

  4. Jim October 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM #

    Brad Ausmus did a great job with team Israel and he could do a great job as the Red Sox manager.