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08:10 AM ET 10.11 | Word on whether the Red Sox will be able to snag John Farrell likely will come soon, but the team isn't waiting around to get to Plan B. Interviews could begin as soon as [Thursday], a team source said yesterday, and they will continue at least into next week. Tim Wallach, a former major league infielder and current Dodgers third base coach, has been contacted by the Red Sox, according to the source. Wallach is expected to be among a group of candidates for the vacancy created by the firing of Bobby Valentine last week. "Certainly I'm interested," Wallach said [Wednesday]. "This is what I've wanted to do and what I've been preparing to do for some time." Former big league catcher Brad Ausmus is also believed to be on the Red Sox' wish list.

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October 11, 2012  08:23 AM ET

The Red Sox should trade for Ozzie Guillen.

October 11, 2012  08:25 AM ET

I'd rather see them hire a Tim Wallach, or a Brad Ausmus, as opposed to John Farrell.

October 11, 2012  08:25 AM ET

With their current roster, it doesn't matter who they choose to manage the team.

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October 11, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Tops on the wish list: a time machine. A guy from Massachusetts might be running for President again but it is not 2004 and never will be again.

October 11, 2012  08:33 AM ET
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With their current roster, it doesn't matter who they choose to manage the team.

Changes will be made.

October 11, 2012  08:33 AM ET
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Tops on the wish list: a time machine. A guy from Massachusetts might be running for President again but it is not 2004 and never will be again.

Romney is from Michigan.

October 11, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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I'd rather see them hire a Tim Wallach, or a Brad Ausmus, as opposed to John Farrell.

It wouldn't surprise me one bit, that as soon Boston hires a new manager, the Jays fire Farrell.

October 11, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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With their current roster, it doesn't matter who they choose to manage the team.

The current roster is not the roster they will bring to Spring Training.

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October 11, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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The current roster is not the roster they will bring to Spring Training.

After the last two years, that front office would have to be filled with dimwits not to change it.

October 11, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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It wouldn't surprise me one bit, that as soon Boston hires a new manager, the Jays fire Farrell.

Good point; right now the two teams are probably jockeying over compensation for Farrell, and if the Sox won't bite and move on then the Jays have to still deal with their managerial situation.

October 11, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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I've heard the name Mike Lowell floated around out there

floater for sure

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October 11, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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I've heard the name Mike Lowell floated around out there, and that idea appeals to me. He had a great work ethic, the other players respected him, and he can speak Spanish! Now, if he could just learn Japanese .... ;PGood morning!

Lowell has said that he has no interest in the job.

October 11, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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After the last two years, that front office would have to be filled with dimwits not to change it.

Not dimwits, just a massive ego in Larry Lucchino who wants to run all things.
Cherington is apparently having the same turf/responsibility issues with Lucchino that Theo had when he took his infamous "sabbatical" until John Henry brought him back with promises of autonomy for the baseball operatons.

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October 11, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Haven't the other owners realized that Lucchino just isn't good at that stuff?Larry's role...rubbing out union leaders, making sure all the concession food from September is properly frozen until April, shipping the old warmup balls to the minors to save money.

I think Red Sox fans in general find Lucchino insufferable and intolerable.

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