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1 hour ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

The Cubs did it with Joe Maddon

They did, under unique circumstances. For the Sox to only interview one candidate would be weird IMO. 

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1 minute ago, fathom said:

On the WS Talk Podcast, Geoff Blum said Hinch and Springer are extremely close and thinks Hinch would try to get him to play in Chicago

Sign me up.

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5 minutes ago, SoxBlanco said:

He didn't shoot him down, but he did say he doesn't think it'll be him...

 

Didn’t even mention Hinch in his reply. Hummmmmmm...

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7 minutes ago, fathom said:

On the WS Talk Podcast, Geoff Blum said Hinch and Springer are extremely close and thinks Hinch would try to get him to play in Chicago

And yet another reason Hinch should be the choice. Does he have any connections to starting pitching that he could talk into coming to Chicago?

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Just now, hi8is said:

Didn’t even mention Hinch in his reply. Hummmmmmm...

That's how he has responded to every tweet involving Hinch.  He shoots down almost every idea, but doesn't comment on Hinch. It's pretty obvious that Stone thinks (or knows) that Hinch is the guy.

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5 minutes ago, fathom said:

On the WS Talk Podcast, Geoff Blum said Hinch and Springer are extremely close and thinks Hinch would try to get him to play in Chicago

Very intriguing! Sign me up as well.

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5 minutes ago, fathom said:

On the WS Talk Podcast, Geoff Blum said Hinch and Springer are extremely close and thinks Hinch would try to get him to play in Chicago

Problem is by signing LaRussa it could mean whiffing another free agent option.... 

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18 minutes ago, YouCanPutItOnTheBoardYES! said:

Because the Sox have a much brighter future in the near term than Detroit.

Lol he's not going to be a tandem manager.

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21 minutes ago, HahnsKiddieTable said:

Maybe I’m reaching a bit here but I think i will be more pissed if they sign LaRussa instead of signing AJ Hinch than I was when we whiffed on Machado. This next managerial hiring has huge implications for the future of this teams contention. LaRussa is too old for a manager nowadays and what has he done so great since being a special advisor for the last place angels? I don’t believe Hinch would sign up for a tandem pairing with LaRussa. 

Helped make a series of terrible DBacks trades with Dave Stewart...somehow they survived for 2-3 years, and didn't completely bottom out, but some of those trades look even worse now in retrospect.

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1 hour ago, SonofaRoache said:

There is no proof TLR is the only person interviewed or will be. 

True, he's the only one that we know of now, and I expect others to be interviewed. I just think it's an overreaction to TLR right now. 

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4 minutes ago, BigHurt3515 said:

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Frank as the manager lol

He’s in house. They are looking for someone outside the organization.

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34 minutes ago, nitetrain8601 said:

I'd honestly be fine with LaRussa. I don't think people give him enough credit for his analytics, but he was one of those guys who was super deep into pitching changes. He'd waste several pitchers on one batter in the inning. 

I think they'll pair him with Hinch being his understudy to be honest. That'll be to help give Hinch some credibility back, then let him fully take over.

Hinch is getting a manager role whether with us or another club.  He won’t be La Russa’s understudy.

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20 minutes ago, fathom said:

On the WS Talk Podcast, Geoff Blum said Hinch and Springer are extremely close and thinks Hinch would try to get him to play in Chicago

So? La Russa is very close to Vance Law and would try to get him to come to Chicago.

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16 minutes ago, BigHurt3515 said:

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Frank as the manager lol

I wish they hadn't. 

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I just figured out something...LaRussa was with Boston from 2017-2019 and helped Alex Cora transition into manager there. I think his title was “special advisor to the manager.” The TLR talk is a bridge to get Cora. 

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TLR is definitely not my first choice, but him in tandem with Jirschele is intriguing.  Jirschele is far too young for this team.  But having TLR around for a couple years seems like not a terrible idea.  
 

I still prefer Hinch 

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52 minutes ago, jamesdiego said:

TLR is definitely not my first choice, but him in tandem with Jirschele is intriguing.  Jirschele is far too young for this team.  But having TLR around for a couple years seems like not a terrible idea.  
 

I still prefer Hinch 

I think Stoney shut down the idea of Jirschele fwiw

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1 hour ago, fathom said:

On the WS Talk Podcast, Geoff Blum said Hinch and Springer are extremely close and thinks Hinch would try to get him to play in Chicago

The George Springer friends and family plan.  Here we go again .........

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44 minutes ago, Orlando said:

I think Stoney shut down the idea of Jirschele fwiw


Thanks for the info.  With Jirschele not an option for that double Manager tandem then the duo manager idea doesn’t make sense to me at all.  
 

Love AJ, but can’t make him a manager.  He needs to run a minor league team for at least a couple years and see how that goes.  See if his players do actually like playing for AJ or if they instead do a mutiny against him.  Could go either way.  

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33 minutes ago, RTC said:

The George Springer friends and family plan.  Here we go again .........

I’d take that friends and family plan then the last one we got

Brantley and Hinch >>>Jay and Alonso

The Astros are like Verizon friends and Family and Jay and Alonso are like the cricket friends and family plan

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Bruce Bochy might be taking a run at the job-you know the sox are being well thought about when all these are hoping into the fray.I dont want to see Konerko, AJ  , Baines, Rains  or any other former sox  player being  named the manager.

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13 hours ago, Nokona said:

IF it's TLR then Jirschele should be the bench coach with a view to take over in 3-5 years.

I totally agree.

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