Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Olney Thinks Leyland Would Fit With Red Sox

If 'ya got 'em, smoke 'em
ESPN's Buster Olney appeared on WEEI's Mutt & Merloni radio show today and suggested that Tigers Manager Jim Leyland would be a good choice as skipper of the Red Sox in 2013. Said Olney:

"Jim Leyland would be, for me, really sort of a fascinating choice if the Tigers were to not make the playoffs and fire him...But if he's out there, shoot, if I'm the Red Sox, am I talking to him? Absolutely...He is great in a clubhouse, guys. You talk about contact with players and that type of thing, he would be tremendous."

Clearly, the mainstream national sports media has already decided that Bobby V. is history. It will be interesting to see how quickly the Red Sox move once the season ends on October 3rd—and, to what degree GM Ben Cherington is given the power to make the managerial decision this time around.