Another domino of the Red Sox offseason is expected to fall very shortly.
It’s been announced by various source that the Red Sox expect to hire current bench coach, Ron Roenicke, to replace Alex Cora as acting manager. He has now been in Boston since 2017 and possesses the internal relationships to establish continuity within the organization.
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Per a major league source, the #RedSox are planning to name bench coach Ron Roenicke as manager but are waiting for MLB to conclude its investigation into the 2018 team before making an announcement.
It was an expected outcome for the Boston Red Sox. As the bomb of Cora’s firing was dropped, it left the organization scrambling to find their next manager before the beginning of Spring Training. New GM, Chaim Bloom, had a very short list of candidates including Roenicke, Carlos Febles, or Luis Urueta of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Instead of trying his hand at a first time manager, Bloom and the front office, are moving forward with a coach that possesses 28 years of experience at the Major League level.
This hiring would come with the anticipation that Roenicke would provide the necessary stability that the organization currently lacks with the developing news in recent weeks and days. He possesses former managerial experience with the Milwaukee Brewers and should do an admirable job with the Boston Red Sox. At this time, it appears that Carlos Febles was the runner up for the job, but will remain with the club – potentially receiving a promotion to bench coach.
It should be noted at this hiring is pending MLB’s conclusion of its investigation, but Roenicke is not expected to receive any punishments at this time. There’s no indication on whether, or not, this is a long term hire, but the Red Sox hired a very formidable candidate to lead the club in 2020.