Dodgers Web musings: Red Sox interested in Tim Wallach?
The guy many wanted to see become the Dodgers' successor to Joe Torre was Tim Wallach.
Wallach was an ex-Dodgers third baseman, hitting coach and had successfully managed their triple-A Albuquerque team. He had the right temperament, was liked and respected by players, front office personnel and the media.
When the baton was handed down to Don Mattingly, Wallach accepted a position on his staff as the third base coach. Most figure it’s a temp gig until another team comes calling.
And one may soon.
The Boston Herald is reporting Wallach is on the list of candidates the Boston Red Sox are considering for their next manager.
Plenty of worthy names are reportedly on their list –- Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez, Cleveland third base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Milwaukee hitting coach Dale Sveum –- but it would be difficult to find a better candidate than Wallach.
Also on the Web:
-- The Pirates have hired Dodgers assistant trainer Todd Tomczyk, 34, as their new head trainer. He spent five seasons with the Dodgers.
-- Meanwhile, Baseball Trade Rumors looks at Dodgers assistant general manager Logan White as a potential GM.
-- Tony Jackson of ESPN/LA has five key questions for the Dodgers to consider this offseason.
-- Ramona Shelburne writes that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti won’t put an opening day deadline to signing Matt Kemp to a long-term extension, as Kemp’s shy agent Dave Stewart has suggested.
-- Mike Petriello looks for where this big bat the Dodgers supposedly desire would come from if they are unable to sign Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols.
-- And here’s a brief but fun news reel looking at the Brooklyn Dodgers as they reported to spring training in 1954 under rookie Manager Walt Alston.
-- Steve Dilbeck