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

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 02: Bench coach Ron Gardenhire
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 02: Bench coach Ron Gardenhire /
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FT. MYERS, FL – FEBRUARY 19: Chili Davis /

Chili Davis

Chili Davis has been the Boston Red Sox hitting coach since 2014, and he’s been filling that role for various teams since 2010. The first Jamaican-born player to appear in a major league game could be the next manager of the Red Sox.

With a lack of diversity among MLB managers, this would be a great move to give a guy an opportunity that he’s clearly earned. Sure, people will point to the 2017 Red Sox lack of power and home runs, since he is the hitting coach, but that isn’t all on him. Davis still set the players up for success, and I believe he could do the same with an entire squad. He knows how to win, having won three World Series titles as a player, so this could be a fit.

If the Red Sox want to remain internal and hire someone from within the organization, their options are limited and Chili Davis will become a favorite. He’ll be pitted against my next option, bench coach Gary DiSarcina.