The Boston Red Sox are a travesty this year. Not only did they trade half their roster, but the hiring of Bobby Valentine has been laughably bad. He’s consistently put his foot in his mouth when discussing his players in the media, but who is really surprised by that? The ownership can’t be pleased with what has been transpiring, and even though they’ve been supportive of Bobby V- I’m not convinced their going to retain his services. There is a certain manager in the minor leagues that deserves a shot at managing, and that’s Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.
Sandberg did an outstanding job with the Chicago Cubs,and they hired Mike Quade and Dale Sveum over him. Ryno then signed on with the Philadelphia Phillies and has done a great job there too. Everywhere he’s gone, Ryno has gotten rave reviews from not only his players- but his superiors.
Ryno is a no nonsense guy who works incredibly well with young players. He’s outstanding in teaching how to play the game the right way, and active in helping kids get better. His Hall of fFme status will get the respect of the veterans of any clubhouse, and that’s why Ryno deserves a shot.
The Red Sox are a team that can reload with vets whenever they want. The key is going to be the development of their minor league system so why not bring in a guy like Ryno? Remember when the Red Sox took a shot on a non-accomplished manager named Terry Francona? Two World Series later….
I think Ryno is actually what the Red Sox need at this point. They need someone that will demand the respect, and be a great guy to play for. It’s clear no one on that team enjoys playing for Bobby V so- it’s time for a change. Who is a better option right now? Some bench coaches like Joey Cora of the Miami Marlins? Come on. Sandberg has been managing for awhile now- he can handle it. He played in a big market- he can handle it.
The Red Sox need to get something done here because I think Ryno will have this team back on track the second the ink is dry.