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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Ron Gardenhire

Ron Gardenhire has been around baseball for a long time. He was a player for a brief time in the 1980’s with the New York Mets, and then he immediately got into coaching. From 1988 to 1990 Gardenhire managed the Minnesota Class-A affiliate before moving up into the majors. Gardenhire was the Twins manager from 2002 through 2014.

With the Twins, Gardenhire was named the 2010 Manager of the Year. He was also the runner-up for the award five more times. He took Minnesota to the playoffs six times but never made it to the World Series. He’s the only manager in history to ever do that.

Overall, Gardenhire was 1,068-1,039 (.507) in the regular season as the Minnesota Twins manager. He was just 6-21 in the postseason though.

In 2017, Gardenhire was hired as the Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach but had to leave the team after just 7 games to recover from prostate cancer surgery.

Right now, I don’t think Gardenhire is a fit for the Boston Red Sox, but it’s well known that Dave Dombrowski loves this guy.