Given that the first interview consisted of nine hours of conversation and a battery of managerial simulations — and given that the dude worked for Boston previously — I’m not sure what will be learned in a second Dale Sveum interview. But according to Ken Rosenthal he’s getting one.
Pete Abe says the interview could be as soon as tomorrow in Milwaukee. That’s convenient because Sveum currently works for the Brewers; and (b) the general managers and owners meetings are being held there this week.
The Sox have also interviewed Sandy Alomar Jr., Torey Lovullo, Gene Lamont, and Pete Mackanin. Mike Maddux respectfully declined, not wanting to go to Boston. The Cubs are interested in Sveum too and have already interviewed him. This could be a situation where everyone involved feels the need to strike quickly.
The Boston Red Sox just released their World Series roster and it contains one notable change: pitcher Drew Pomeranz has made it, pitcher Brandon Workman is off.
Pomeranz did not pitch in either the ALDS or ALCS following a season in which he went 2-6 in 26 games, 11 of which were starts, with a 6.08 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 66/44 in 74 innings. That was pretty horrendous but . . . I guess he’s fresh?
Workman, meanwhile, pitched in two ALDS games and one ALCS games, going only a third of an inning each outing. He was shelled in Game 1 of the ALCS, the Sox’ only loss, allowing four runs on three hits and walking two batters. Given that outing and his lack of use in Games 2-5, it’s pretty clear that he’s lost Cora’s confidence.
Also off the World Series roster: knuckleballer Steven Wright, who has been suffering from achey knees. As was the case in the ALCS, Heath Hembree will get the call over him.
Here’s the entire roster, as just released by the Red Sox: