One of the Red Sox coaching staff could look at leaving Boston on his own terms before the management has a chance to clean house. Tim Bogar, the current Red Sox bench coach could be added to the Houston Astros managerial interview list as they continue their search for the club’s next skipper.
Bogar is said to be managerial material and interviewed for the Astros job back in 2010 before the gave it to the recently departed Brad Mills. A Sox coach since 2008, Bogar was part of the Terry Francona staff and was kept on when Valentine took over the helm. The two are said to have had their differences along the way and with speculation that Bobby V won’t be around next season, losing Bogar to Houston would be a detrimental loss for the organization.
Many fans have been crying for Bobby’s walking papers well back in August and they would have named Bogar as the interim manager to see how he fares. What’s wrong with promoting from within if he brings a fresh outlook to the team even if it was on short term basis? Bogar would surely be on the list of potential managers if the Boston job becomes available. John Farrell is said to be Boston’s favorite target, but that’s if the Jays would let him go.
You could argue that Bogar was here when the collapse of black September happened and who’s to say he doesn’t want to move to a new organization with a clean slate?
Bogar could be the first coach to leave this befuddled mess in Boston and should management make a house cleaning move within the coaching staff, Bogar is best to secure employment where he can. And considering he would be managing his own club where he would call the shots, we wish Tim luck if he should get the opportunity.
The Astros have recently interviewed Larry Bowa, the Phillies former manager and are said to be planning on speaking with many more candidates before making their selection.