Now that the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series, Theo Epstein and company can finally get Torey Lovullo to interview to be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs. Expect someone to be hired this week, as the front office wanted a manager in place by the time they have their organizational meetings, which are November 11-13. Edward Creech from mlbtraderumors.com compiled a nice list of where we stand:
- The Cubs had been vetting Ausmus for weeks but decided they needed an experienced teacher, tweets David Kaplan of WGN Radio and CSNChicago.com.
- In a second tweet, Kaplan reports Padres bench Rick Renteria is the front runner but the team is considering interviewing Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.
- The Cubs will indeed interview Lovullo, most likely early this week, tweets FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal.
- No team, including the Cubs, has formally requested permission from the Red Sox to interview Lovullo or any coach on their Major League staff for a managerial position, a source tells Rob Bradford of WEEI.com (via Twitter).
In other words, no one really knows much of anything. Let’s hope we know more soon.
In other news, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora played in the AFL all star game Saturday night.
Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler each got a hit, but Bryant also made two errors in the East’s 9-2 loss to the West in the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, played Saturday in Surprise. Bryant and Soler were starters for the East, and Bryant played the entire game at third. Albert Almora entered as a sub in right.
I think Kris Bryant was probably nervous because I was tweeting about how dreamy he is.