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Blue Jays interview various Red Sox coaches for manager gig

Oct 13, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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Apparently the Blue Jays think the Red Sox have a pretty amazing coaching staff.
CSNNE.com’s Sean McAdam reports that the Blue Jays have already interviewed Red Sox third base coach Tim Bogar and bench coach DeMarlo Hale as potential replacements for manager Cito Gaston and also have Boston pitching coach John Farrell on their list of candidates.
Here’s how Bogar described his interview, which apparently lasted around 90 minutes:

I tried to give them a sense of how I handle people and a ball club. It was kind of a “get-to-know-me” thing, who you are and what you’re about. John and DeMarlo have been a big help to me in my career. They’re good baseball men, and if it’s not me, it better be one of those two. You want the best for people you’re close with.

Toronto’s candidates list is seemingly pretty lengthy at this point, so it’ll be interesting to see how many Boston coaches make the next cut.

  1. Proudly Canadian - Oct 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Well it had to happen. The Toronto Sun has reported that “baseball sources” (I think that means Bobby Valentine’s Agent) have claimed that the Blue Jays have interviewed Bobby Valentine. The two major Toronto papers have not confirmed and the reporters on those papers are against Valentine.
    Toronto’s young GM is notorious for keeping his mouth shut about trades and personnel. All rumours about who he is interviewing are not coming from the team. If you blab, there is a good chance that the Jays will not hire you.

  2. Proudly Canadian - Oct 13, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    ESPN has reported that the great Bobby Valentine has withdrawn his name from consideration in Miami. I suspect that either he knew that he would not get it or he thinks that Seattle is almost in the bag.

  3. Pisano - Oct 14, 2010 at 12:38 AM

    I tell you one coach of the Red Sox that no team wants , that’s the conditioning coach .I’ve never seen a team with more injuries in one season than the Sox .

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