Boston Red Sox: Five candidates to replace Alex Cora as manager

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Potential Red Sox manager Buck Showalter
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Buck Showalter has as much managerial experience as any viable managerial candidate there is. With a record of 1551-1517, spanning 16 seasons with four different organizations, Showalter certainly knows the ins-and-outs of MLB.

Showalter began his managerial career in 1985, coaching for the Penn-NY league Oneonta Yankees, a single-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. He would move up through the minor league ranks of New York, coaching at various levels until being promoted to the coaching staff of the big-league club in 1990.

In 1992, Showalter would take over as the manager of the Yankees, a position he would hold with the club until he was fired by George Steinbrenner in 1995. He would return to the coaching ranks in 1998, this time with the Arizona Diamondbacks and he would manage Arizona through the 2000 season.

Following the 2000 season, the Diamondbacks would opt to fire Showalter. Oddly, both the Yankees and the Diamondback organizations would win World Series Championships the year after firing Showalter as their manager.

The Texas Rangers hired him in 2003, where he would coach until 2006. He took a reprieve from coaching until agreeing to become the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 2010, where he managed until 2018.

In between his brief hiatuses from managing, Showalter would serve as an analyst for the YES Network and ESPN. He was a three-time manager of the year award winner, winning it in 1994, 2004 and 2014. During his coaching career, Showalter led his teams to five playoff appearances.

During the offseason, the 62-year-old was strongly considered for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim managerial openings. One would have to think that someone of his caliber and experience would have to garner consideration from the Red Sox for a potential managerial opening.