Bodog Sets the Odds on Red Sox Next Manager


In today’s society, if you are a gambling man you can bet on pretty much anything you want including who will be named the Red Sox next manager.  That’s right, you can put money on who you think will become the next skipper in Boston.

It was first reported by Rick Doyle on the NESN website that has posted the odds of who they feel are in the running for the vacant position left by Terry Francona. 

The odds on favorite might surprise you a little bit.

The favorite that is listed to become the next Red Sox manager with 5-to-2 odds is A.J. Hinch, the vice president of professional scouting for the San Diego Padres.  Hinch does have some managerial experience when he managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from May 2009 to July 2010.   He was fired by the D-backs after a 31-48 start to the 2010 season.  His overall record as manager sits at 89-123.

Hinch played seven seasons in the big leagues as a catcher, splitting his time between Oakland, Kansas City, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Hinch doesn’t seem like the best candidate to me.  He doesn’t have a lot of experience and of that he does have it doesn’t appear very promising.  Not sure how they determine these odds or even how Hinch’s name got roped into the category.  He seems like a long shot to get the job and should probably have long shot odds, say 20-to-1.

Interestingly enough the webiste does round out their list of potential candidates with the odds:

– Bobby Valentine (3-to-1)

– Joe Torre (4-to-1)

– Pete Mackanin (5-to-1)

Dave Martinez (11-to-2)

– Ryne Sandberg (6-to-1)

– Allan Trammel (15-to-2)

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