The Boston Red Sox have been recognized as one of the most popular teams in the MLB. Despite missing the postseason during the shortened 2020 season, their history of success matches very few franchises.
Following their 2018 World Series run, former manager Alex Cora was forced to serve a one-year suspension for a cheating scandal during his previous tenure with the Houston Astros. Ron Roenicke served as the interim manager, but with the lack of success, the team will now look elsewhere for its new leader.
On Sunday, the final five candidates for the managerial job were released. The list includes Cora, as well as other notable names.
Fuld currently serves as the Philadelphia Phillies’ major league player-information coordinator. He served in the MLB for eight seasons, and previously worked with Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom from 2011-13 when both worked with the Tampa Bay Rays.
This past season, Rowson worked as the bench coach and offensive coordinator for the Miami Marlins. The team made the postseason for the first time since 2003. He has also worked with the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs as a hitting coach in the past.
Kelly was the bench coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates this last season. Before that, he served as a first base coach for the Astros during the 2019 season.
Another interesting candidate would be Mendoza, who has held multiple positions with the New York Yankees. This past season, he served as a bench coach.