POLL: Narrowing the candidates

Now we want to know who you tab the next skipper with the candidates now known.

Well, it appears that the next Red Sox manager is going to come from a pool of five candidates. Those would be John Farrell, Tim Wallach, Brad Ausmus, Tony Pena and DeMarlo Hale. Last week, we asked who people felt should be the manager in general. Ausmus actually got the majority of the votes with Dave Martinez (not interviewed) running second, then Other, followed by Farrell and Mueller.

But now we want to know who you tab the next skipper with the candidates now known. Again, those are:

  • John Farrell
  • Tim Wallach
  • Brad Ausmus
  • Tony Pena
  • DeMarlo Hale

Oh, and the full breakdown of the previous poll? Here:

Who should be the Red Sox’s next manager?

  • Brad Ausmus (23%, 69 Votes)
  • Dave Martinez (19%, 56 Votes)
  • Other (18%, 55 Votes)
  • John Farrell (15%, 44 Votes)
  • Bill Mueller (11%, 32 Votes)
  • Sandy Alomar, Jr. (6%, 18 Votes)
  • Brad Mills (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Gene Lamont (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Torey Luvullo (2%, 4 Votes)

Categories: Boston Red Sox Poll

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3 Responses to “POLL: Narrowing the candidates” Subscribe

  1. JMReviews October 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM #

    That's pretty disappointing that they didn't interview Martinez. I think he'll end up a great skipper when he gets the chance.

    • cole wit October 19, 2012 at 9:22 PM #

      i was thinking the same thing but u start 2 wonder y the only intervu=iew hes gotten w/ all these opennings was with the astros and i wouldnt say the astros were too impressed considering he wasnt a finalist. mayb the mlb teams see something negative about his managing skills we dont.

      • cole wit October 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM #