— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 3, 2020
— Joe Giza (@JoeGiza) February 3, 2020
It’s official! Truck Day has come and gone and we are now eight days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training without anyone in charge. The Red Sox were in a tough spot with the sign stealing hysteria when they decided they needed to fire Alex Cora. That was nearly three weeks ago and we still are no closer to learning if the Sox are going to get hammered by MLB or escape with a slap on the wrist. It seems like John Henry and co. are wary of promoting from within in case MLB does throw the book at the Sox and suspend more coaches than just Cora. Firing more than one manager in a single offseason would be an unmitigated PR disaster.
The team has been pretty tight lipped about who they’re looking at to take over, but it did come out the other day they were interviewing Luis Urueta, who’s been a coach in the Diamondbacks system for the past 10+ years. Oakland A’s “quality control coach” and former Sox first baseman Mark Kotsay has also been a rumored candidate. At this point I don’t even care who they hire, but you absolutely cannot show up to Fort Myers in a week without anyone in charge.
I feel like Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross. Have you made your decision?