Mackanin to Interview For Boston Managerial Job

Posted by Jay Floyd, Sun, October 30, 2011 02:30 PM | Comments: 6
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The Boston Red Sox are set to interview Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin as well as Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum for their vacant managerial position this week, according to WEEI radio in Boston.

Mackanin and Sveum will be the first two candidates interviewed by Boston to replace Terry Francona, whose contract was not renewed after the teams’ tremendous collapse led to the Red Sox missing the playoffs.

The 60-year-old Mackanin previously managed the Pirates and Reds in an interim capacity and managed several minor league clubs. Mackanin played in the big leagues with the Rangers, Expos, Phillies and Twins.

Mackanin has served as the Phillies’ bench coach, under manager Charlie Manuel, for the past two seasons.

Svuem, 48, previously coached for the Red Sox from 2004-2005. A former big leaguer, Svuem played for the Phillies, Brewers, Pirates, Yankees, Athletics, Mariners and White Sox. Since 2006 during his tenure with the Brewers, Svuem has held multiple coaching positions including third base coach, hitting coach, bench coach and interim manager.

Additional candidates are likely to interview for Boston’s managerial gig in the coming weeks as well.

The potential subtraction of Mackanin would open a vacancy on the Phillies’ big league coaching staff. Such an opening could allow Philadelphia to keep Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg in the organization. Sandberg, a Hall of Fame player, has been rumored to be on his way out of the Phillies developmental system in favor of a big league position with another club.


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  • Posts: 0 EricW

    I am pretty sure Pete served as Charlie’s bench coach in Philly for three seasons, not two.

  • Posts: 209 tavian

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    Nobody gives a hoot about Pete Mackanin. Plus the Red Sox are not going to hire him. We all know that. I say get rid of him once and for all.

    • Posts: 0 George

      I suppose you’ve read the minds of every single Phillies fan. If you hate Mackanin as much as you seem to, why don’t you just put a hit out on him.

  • Posts: 209 tavian

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    George, no hate toward Mackanin. Just speaking the truth. He is a dumb lackey. Everybody knows this except for maybe you. He has NO CHANCE of managing the Red Sox.

    • Posts: 0 George

      You claim no hate, but have trashed him in two separate comments. Give it a rest, or we’ll all have to start calling you AFW.

  • Posts: 71 RatBastardNJ

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    Does anyone really know the impact of a bench coach except those on the inside. How does one make such negative comments about him without truly understanding his influence. I would prefer Ryno coming up to the majors but I just don’t see any way he would be staying over having his own head coaching gig. So if Charlie and RAJ like Pete, he might be worth keeping around.

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