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Cubs have Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo on their radar for manager

Oct 19, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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The Cubs have already interviewed Manny Acta, A.J. Hinch, Dave Martinez, and Rick Renteria for their managerial vacancy, but they aren’t done with their search.

According to Patrick Mooney and Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, multiple sources have suggested that the Cubs will want to talk with Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. Of course, Lovullo is pretty busy right now, so the Cubs might have to wait until the postseason is over.

“Right now, our focus is on what’s happening here,” Lovullo said this week at Comerica Park. “I would like to manage one day, but I’m not here to fast forward anything or make it happen before it’s time.”

Lovullo has managed nine seasons in the minors between the Indians and Red Sox, so he has been discussed as a future manager in the big leagues for a while now. He actually interviewed for Boston’s manager job before the club hired Bobby Valentine after the 2011 season. Lovullo served as the first base coach for the Blue Jays from 2011-2012 before following John Farrell to Boston. Cubs fans are advised to read his recent interview with FanGraphs to get a sense of his philosophy.

  1. georgewashingtonsghost - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Didn’t Sparky Anderson call him the second coming of Alan Trammell? Let’s hope Sparky wasn’t referring to Torey’s managing ability when he made that comparison.

  2. j0esixpack - Oct 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Not a bad choice at all… As bench coach he should get a fair amount of credit along with Farrell for getting all the guys pulling together.

    He’s got a pretty good strategic head on his shoulders too

    It’s kinds funny to see Theo potentially drawing upon his Red Sox connections even as he tries to show he can be an independent success, but he’d be a good choice, and as a long suffering Red Sox fan I’m pulling for Cubs fans to be able to enjoy a title one of these years

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