The Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell and will immediately begin their search for a replacement, the team announced Wednesday.
Farrell led the Red Sox to a World Championship in 2013, but lost in the ALDS each of the last two seasons, including being eliminated earlier this week by Astros.
According to the NY Post's Mike Puma, while the Mets do not have interest in Ferrell, Boston will likely have interest in interviewing Brad Ausmus and Alex Cora , both of whom are reportedly on Sandy Alderson's current list of candidates to replace Terry Collins.
Boston's current President of Baseball Operations, Dave Dombrowski, hired Ausmus to be Detroit's manager in 2014 when he was GM of the Tigers.
In addition to Ausmus and Cora, the Red Sox are expected to talk with former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who was fired in 2014, according to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network.
Ferrel should NOT be considered by Alderson, so this tweet from Puma is nice to see. That said, as he also points out, the Red Sox are clearly going to have interest in talking to many of the same people Alderson has his eye on, specifically Ausmus and Cora.
Ausmus has talked quite openly about how he grew up a Red Sox fan living in Connecticut. Before he was hired by Dombrowski in Detroit, he talked about how managing in Boston would be a dream come true for him. So, here we are, a few years later, and - just as his dream job becomes available - it's the guy that gave him his first managerial gig that is doing the hiring for the Red Sox. This doesn't bode well for Sandy, who can say the Mets have a solid future and recent past. However, Boston's pitch will be better, considering they've shown a commitment to winning, young players and have won 90 games two years in a row (not to mention three rings since 2004).
Thankfully, whereas Alderson may be rigid at times, Dombrowski is just flat out weird. He's made some really strange choices during the last few years, leaving fans in Detroit and now in Boston totally scratching their heads and disliking his role on the team. So, who knows, maybe he'll make an equally curious move when hiring his new manager, thus keeping out of Sandy's way. Or, he's about to complicate an a process that already seems cluttered and slow at Citi Field.
In addition to Ausmus and Cora, Sandy Alderson's reported list of potential candidates includes several other names >> To learn more about each candidate, click here.