Boston Red Sox Interview Sveum
November 3, 2011 by staff
“I made a few decisions that I would get back,” he said with a smile at Fenway Park [map] yesterday. “And maybe a couple of comments in the document that I would get back after Dave Roberts drove in Tampa.”
It was a reference to August 4, 2004, when Roberts pinch length was cut at the plate by center fielder Rocco Baldelli Devil Rays in the eighth inning of a 5-4 Red Sox loss. And he was one of the most evident in a series of works that caused Sveum to join the lineage of the Damned Red Sox third base coaches.
Of course, that too was a long time. Since then, Sveum has held almost every position on the coaching staff of the Milwaukee Brewers, in collaboration with three managers and even serving as interim director after Ned Yost was fired amid a September swoon in 2008.
Yesterday, he became the second respondent for the work of the Red Sox management, reintroducing himself to the new general manager Ben Cherington, who does not believe Sveum as coach spots should decrease your application.
“You would not hire him as third base coach,” said Cherington. “I do not see how it is relevant.’ve Done a lot of different things in baseball. We’re looking at the whole body of work. I think his experience as third base coach is a benefit to him. He has gone through some adversity in Boston , and many of our candidates have not been there. ”
Cherington said the Red Sox have tried, but not yet received permission to talk to the two candidates. Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., the Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux and possibly Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo are on the short list of the equipment.
Sveum, 47, was well regarded within the game, never more than in 2008. After the Brewers opened in September with 11 defeats in 14 games, Sveum was promoted from third base coach to replace Yost. With considerable help from indefatigable as CC Sabathia, who started four of the last 12 games, Sveum led the Brewers to a 7-5 final and a playoff berth.
And while Cherington labeled the situation “totally different” from the collapse of the historic Red Sox, which was a topic that came up during an interview in which he asked the media to break Sveum video of many of its lowest points in September.
“That was kind of management welcome to me,” Sveum said, referring to 2008. “I could have brought some ease to the clubhouse. I got a little more aggressive offensively. They beat us and working with Ryan Braun, made some runs here and there, put things in place, won a few games and ended up winning the last six of the seven just to get into the playoffs. ”
However, the Brewers’ Sveum over for permanent work, instead of hiring Ken Macha. The reason: They wanted someone with previous experience managing a full-time in the majors.
Sveum interviewed for the job of the Pittsburgh Pirates last year, before returning to the Brewers staff in rookie manager Ron Roenicke. He described his style of management short step as “aggressive” and his personality as a “signature”, referring to the lack of tolerance for the indiscretions, such as drinking in the game.
“I do not let things get worse,” said Sveum. “If I see something I lack of respect or disrespect the game or teammates that I’m driving, I’ll have a problem with that and I’ll see that at that time.”
Sveum said he recently spoke with Terry Francona, for whom he served in 2004-05 and which is still close friends. To win the World Series together in 2004, Sveum said it was “the greatest experience I could ever have.”
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