20 Red Sox offseason predictions
Bobby Valentine, Dale Sveum, Tony Pena . . . thus far, the list of potential successors to Terry Francona is hardly inspiring. The best of the lot -- and the most willing to give significant consideration to the Red Sox' strong sabermetric leanings -- is the former outfielder who serves as Joe Maddon's bench coach in Tampa Bay, though former D-Backs manager A.J. Hinch is a sleeper candidate.