Boston Red Sox: Six potential new managers to replace John Farrell

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With an ALDS loss, again, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was fired on Wednesday. Here are 6 guys that could replace him.

The Boston Red Sox have made the right call firing manager John Farrell on Wednesday. President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, who inherited Farrell when he came here, made the announcement.

Yes, Farrell took the Red Sox to the postseason a bunch and became the first manager to lead them to back-to-back division titles, but that’s not enough in Boston. The Red Sox should be winning World Series titles. The team is too talented to have bowed out in the ALDS once again.

Here are 6 potential options for Dave Dombrowski to replace manager John. And no, Jason Varitek is not one of them.

Alex Cora

Alex Cora, a former player for the Boston Red Sox, could be looking for his first opportunity as a manager. He is in his first season as the bench coach for the Houston Astros, and his name has already come up a ton when looking at potential managerial openings. Cora was an extremely smart player, and he is certainly a smart coach. He’s been taking the time to develop as a coach, and now it may be time to give the former Red Sox World Series champion a shot.