Tim Wallach could be Red Sox managerial candidate

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I think that whole Theo Epstein to the Cubs melodrama is over, but you know the way this daily goofiness has unfolded, it’s hard to be certain. I’m pretty sure it’s settled, but it’s only Monday.

Believe Golden Boy Theo is set to be officially introduced as the Cubs’ new president on Tuesday. About the same time, Boston is expected to announce Ben Cherington as their new GM.

And Cherington’s first order of business is only to select a new manager.

Tim Wallach anyone?

The Boston Herald’s Scott Lauber reported that Cherington is not expected to place much significance on previous major-league managerial experience and that ‘Cherington figures to interview the likes of Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum, Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez.’


I have no doubt Wallach is going to be a great manager one day for some team. After the way the Red Sox melted down the stretch under Terry Francona, they’re ripe for someone to come in and get their talented team in line.

Many originally wanted Wallach to take over for Joe Torre as the Dodgers’ new manager last season, but the job was preordained for Don Mattingly. Wallach, who had been managing their triple-A team in Albuquerque, joined the Dodgers as their third base coach. He could do a lot worse than landing his first job with the Red Sox.

-- Steve Dilbeck