Boston Red Sox

Bogar, Hale interview for Blue Jays managerial job


Bogar, Hale interview for Blue Jays managerial job

By Sean McAdam

Red Sox coaches Tim Bogar and DeMarlo Hale have already undergone preliminary interviews with the Toronto Blue Jays for their managerial vacancy and a third member of the Red Sox staff, pitchng coach John Farrell, is said to be on the list as well.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and assistant GM Tony LaCava conducted the interviews late last week. The Blue Jays are in the market for a new manager after Cito Gaston decided to retire at the end of the 2010 season.

Bogar, who was the Red Sox' first-base coach in 2009 before shifting to third-base coaching duties last season, said the session, which lasted about 90 minutes, was more introductory than anything else.

"I tried to give them a sense of how I handle people and a ballclub, said Bogar. "It was kind of a 'get-to-know-me' thing -- who you are and what you're about.''

Bogar interviewed with the Houston Astros last October before the club selected former Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills as its choice. For the second time in the interviewing process, then, Bogar could find himself competing against current members of his own coaching staff.

"John and DeMarlo have been a big help to me in my career,'' said Bogar. "They're good baseball men, and if it's not me who's hired, it better be one of those two. You want the best for people you're close with. It was the same with Brad last winter -- I was more happy for him than I was disappointed for myself.''

Anthopoulos is reportedly casting a wide net in his first round of interviews, conducting most by phone before winnowing down to a list of finalists. Also in the Jays' sights are former major-league managers Don Baylor, Bobby Valentine, Bob Melvin and Eric Wedge, current Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke, and Luis Rivera, the former Red Sox infielder who managed Toronto's Double A affiliate in New Hampshire last season.

Current Toronto coaches Bruce Butterfield and Nick Leyva have also interviewed.

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Tanguay: I officially hate the Red Sox

Tanguay: I officially hate the Red Sox

I hope the Red Sox lose every game the rest of season, except when Chris Sale pitches, and have no shot at the post season.

I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. What a bunch of babies!

Are they a professional sports organization or a pre-school? Right now they seem to be the latter, which makes them the highest valued pre-school, at 2.7 billion, in the history of pre-K academia.

When I read my friend Rob Bradford’s report that a source told him Dustin Pedroia was not near David Price when the crybaby lefty went after Dennis Eckersley on the team plane, I said, “ENOUGH!”

I yelled with the same tone I scream at my kids when they are fighting over something stupid.

I believe Rob Bradford, always have an always will. I also believe what Fred Toucher had to say on CSN this morning when he was told Dusty Two Sacks (Fred’s term) was one of the Price-ettes when they verbally mugged Eck. 

This is what happens with my kids. One says the other did it, then the other says the other did it. Well, you get the idea. Then I simply declare, “You’re all guilty.” I don’t care who hit whom when or took whatever from whom just like I don’t care if Pedroia was cheering on the abuse of Eck or not. 


John Henry should be ashamed of the way his team has behaved. These grown men have all been acting like petulant children. I have seen plenty of immaturity over the years with the four local teams, but nothing like this.

One person, who is with the team on a regular basis, told me there is nothing to like about the players on this team. The inmates are running the asylum and playing the role of McMurphy is David Price. 

What a gutless, immature, little child. Is it any surprise that he wets his pants in the playoffs? Give him some Pampers for the post season, maybe that will help. 

Price claims to stand up for his teammates, which is bull. This guy is all about himself. His so-called sticking up for his mates has resulted in a media firestorm and finger-pointing in the clubhouse.

“Pedroia you were there.”

“No way, I wasn’t there.”

You know what Boston Red Sox? I wish you weren’t here at all.

Rangers' Darvish has Red Sox on no-trade list


Rangers' Darvish has Red Sox on no-trade list

Not that they need him -- they have other, far more pressing needs than starting pitching -- but the Red Sox couldn't get Yu Darvish, the subject of trade rumors with the deadline approaching, even if they wanted to.

Per Ken Rosenthal:

Interesting that last year's two World Series participants, the Cubs and Indians, are with the Red Sox on Darvish's no-trade list, which indicates he made these decisions based on factors other than chasing a ring.

The Sox' biggest worry, of course, is that the Rangers will trade Darvish to the Yankees, who are short of starting pitching. But the talk more and more is that Texas -- light years behind Houston in the A.L. West race but only 4 1/2 games back of Kansas City for the second wild-card spot -- will hold onto its ace right-hander at least until the end of the season.