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Red Sox to interview Brad Ausmus next week

Oct 11, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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With the Red Sox set to begin interviewing manager candidates reports have started to surface identifying their targets.

Yesterday we learned that Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach will come in for an interview and now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that three-time Gold Glove catcher Brad Ausmus will do the same “early next week.”

Last month Ausmus withdrew himself from consideration for the Astros’ job, which was interesting because he played 10 seasons in Houston. Of course, as ugly as things have been for Boston lately it’s still a much more desirable spot for manager and last week Ausmus said of the Red Sox: “That’s one job that would get me off my couch early.”

Ausmus, who grew up in Connecticut and went to college at Dartmouth, is currently a special assistant with the Padres and managed Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Oct 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Can someone tell Larry Lucchino that there’s a manager named Bobby Valentine out there looking for work? He’ll bring order to that clubhouse!

    • rudwung - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM

      right

  2. uyf1950 - Oct 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    The biggest benefit whoever the new manager is for the Red Sox is after Bobby Valentine I think their fans would be happy with almost anyone. Just my opinion.

  3. ericellers - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    Maybe tonight when the A’s finish off the tigers and they fire Leyland … Just say’n

  4. willclarkgameface - Oct 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    I have an idea.

    Larry Lucchino wants the circus at Fenway?

    How about hiring Ted Williams’ head to be the manager? I mean, you don’t really need anyone in the dugout to make decisions on anything anyway. It’s Larry’s team.

    How about it?

  5. rcali - Oct 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Headline should read: “Red Sox GM, Owner, and Dustin Pedroia to interview Brad Ausmus next week”

  6. thatswhatsgooood - Oct 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Ok so after Brad Ausmus gets this job that still leaves Todd Hundley, Jason Kendall, Sandy Alomar Jr., Charles Johnson and any other catcher that made an All-Star team from 1995-2005

  7. soxski - Oct 11, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Brad Asmus is a great choice. Ivy league, long time professional catcher, cares about the game. Sandy Alomar Jr. Is also intriguing. These guys are better choices than Farrel, Wallach or Bogart. Asmus would understand pitchers and how to run the offense and defense. Make the right choice for your Bench and Pitching coach and we may see a coaching team that actually adds value to the team. I would love o see Cheringon move Tek for special assistant to pitching or Bench Coach. I would take a look at Glavine, Maddox, I Rodriguez, Biggio, Smoltz, Posada, Jim Edmonds, Griffey or Javy Lopez. My top two would be Pisada.or Biggio. Asmus Coach, Tek Pitching Coach, Posada Bench. One hell of a staff that understand the game, can right the pitching staff, a command the clubhouse immediately.

  8. rudwung - Oct 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Long road to travel for Boston………….waste of time projecting which potential candidate for manger may be good, which may be not so good, which are wrong, and on and on. Do not expect another season like 2012; do not expect 2013 to be anything much more than a recovery period, no matter who is at the helm.

    • hetchinspete1 - Oct 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      You should learn to spell first. It’s not manger it’s manager !!

      LOL

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