Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald and Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe joined "Sports Sunday" to answer if Red Sox GM Ben Cherington will get to pick the manager this time around.
Buckley says he's kind of on the fence on this one.
"Ben gets to present his choice to Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino," Buckley said. "This time, Ben gets to pick the guy and Larry rubber stamps it."
Buckley argues that last year, Lucchino made the pick in Bobby Valentine and had Red Sox principal owner John Henry rubber stamp it.
Gasper agrees that Cherington should have more input this time around.
"I would hope they defer to the baseball operations people," Gasper said. "It seems like last year they rammed Bobby Valentine down the throat of Ben Cherington and the baseball operations people."
President-elect Donald Trump made sure to thank a few of his supporters from New England -- particularly those at 1 Patriot Place -- during a speech on the eve of his inauguration to the nation's highest office.
Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady all earned shout-outs from Trump. Kraft was one of many Trump donors present for a dinner at Washington, DC's Union Station, where he was singled out by the soon-to-be-president.
"In the audience we have somebody that's under no pressure whatsoever because he's got a great quarterback named Tom Brady and a great coach named Belichick: Bob Kraft," Trump said. "Good luck, Bob.
"Your friend Tom Brady just called. He feels good. He called to congratulate us. He feels good. Good luck. You're going to do great."
Trump gave one extra nod to Belichick, who he says taught him to out-work his competition.
"I out-worked everybody," Trump said. "I think I out-worked anyone who ever ran for office. I learned that from Belichick."
Brad Stevens talks with Brian Scalabrine what he has learned about coaching from Bill Belichick.