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osts Fanshots Red Sox StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Red Sox NewsYahoo Red Sox Team PageYahoo Red Sox ReportYahoo Red Sox Depth ChartYahoo Red Sox TransactionsYahoo Red Sox PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旳nother look at Red Sox photo day The annual tradition is both formal and fun!ESTShareTweetShareShareAnother look at Red Sox photo day Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Grid View Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Homer timeJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports He’s holding a bat here http://www.philliesfanproshop.com/authe ... hek-jersey Jersey , but what a gloveJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports My precious!Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Laser Show ready to goJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Brock Holt! \o/Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The X-Man ComethJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Next...wait, that’s still Xander!Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Eduardo loves Boston and is back for 2019Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Has Price won you over?Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Lets try this again...Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports A World Series ring will put a smile on your faceJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Will he ever see Boston again?Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Ready to pitch until 3 AMJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Devers!Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Closer?Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Two for one!Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Ricky ready for another Cy Young runJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports E-Rod is healthy and readyJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Tzu-Wei Lin can fill in all over the infieldJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Ryan Brasier came out of nowhere in 2018...time to repeatJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Catch this!Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Christian “the glove” VazquezJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Swihart...still available for work behind the plateJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsThe equipment truck arrived. Pitchers and catchers reported. Position players joined them. The first games of 2019 began. And the Red Sox completed one other spring ritual: photo day. You probably haven’t forgotten what the World Series winners looked like over the winter (well, maybe you have) but that’s what Spring Training is for! The team the assembled in Fort Myers is, more or less, the team that will take the field on Opening Day. Could the bullpen have a few position battles? Sure. Could Craig Kimbrel still return? Uhh... Will Dustin Pedroia be healthy enough to start the season? Hopefully. In the gallery above you can see the more formal pictures - although some players have a little more fun with these than others. But there was also a series of photos taken that were a bit more stylish. Putting the Red back in Red Sox. And let me tell you, they look pretty good.Xander Bogaerts and Eduardo Nunez are looking out at the horizon. Sitting and standing next to the Iron Throne (or the Fenway South seat) the infield pair is ready to take on the world.Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsBut Brock Holt had some other ideas that day. A little posing. A little tilting. He’s on to something here.Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsSomewhere outmpf the picture you hear “say ‘World Series!’”Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsAnd last but not least, our MVP: Mookie Betts. MVP! MVP! MVP! Can he lead his team to the postseason once again? Can he be a Red Sox player forever? Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have narrowed their list down to just a couple candidates, among which is the popular former Ray."Since the Twins fired manager Paul Molitor right after the Twins season ended, the team has been looking for a new manager. Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens and Astrosbench coach Joe Espada were rumored to be front runners for the job at first Jake Arrieta Jersey , but both have since been ruled out. According to many rumors, the Twins have narrowed their candidates down to three or five choices.Among those is Rocco Baldelli, 37, who was the major league coordinator for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018. According to the Star Tribune, he had his second interview with the Twins on Monday.Baldelli isn’t the only candidate left, of course. The Twins have said to be impressed with their own bench coach Derek Shelton, their hitting coach James Rowson, and potentially one or two other mystery candidates. Baldelli, however Nick Williams Jersey , interviewed for five of the six managerial positions open so far this offseason, so he’s clearly a desirable guy. Two of the five teams Baldelli has interviewed with — the Angels and Reds — have already chosen other managerial candidates. Baldelli’s popularity seems somewhat peculiar considering he has no managerial experience — not in the minors, and certainly not in the majors.However, maybe the fact Baldelli hasn't managed a team is part of what makes him attractive? It’s been a recent trend in baseball to hire managers with no previous experience. Just look at the Red Sox’s Alex Cora — he had no managerial experience, and the Red Sox are in the World Series. Aaron Boone similarly had no experience before the Yankees hired him for this season, and they won 100 games. Not to mention, if you really want to push this idea, Paul Molitor had no previous managerial experience when the Twins hired him for the 2015 season.So what makes Badelli an attractive candidate? Since I’m unfortunately not a fly on the wall in any of these interviews, it’s hard to say Tyler Glasnow Jersey , but we can read between the lines.Having served in front offices and as a major league field coordinator, Baldelli is probably an attractive manager for a team looking to implement more analytical strategies. Baldelli is no doubt aware of them, and as a former player and field coordinator, most likely already has awareness about how to bring them to the field. His youth helps too — not only is he young enough to connect with players, but he’s also not entrenched in the “old way” of doing things, which this front office seems to like. Baldelli, of course, actually did have a very promising major league career going for him before a rare muscular disorder.“We’re looking for someone who is truly open-minded. We’re looking for a leader,” Derek Falvey told Brandon Warne earlier this offseason. “Someone who will partner with us. Someone who is looking to move this organization forward Adam Frazier Jersey , not just the 25-man roster. I think that’s important. I think we want a partner who crosses all aspects of the organization to invest in the Minnesota Twins across the board.”It seems like Baldelli checks a lot of those boxes, doesn’t it? Baldelli has worked in a front office, so it wouldn’t be hard to seem him thinking about the organization beyond the 25-man roster. He’s also a relatively young, former MLB player who could get on in the clubhouse. From everything I’ve heard, he seems open to new ideas and new ways of thinking. Heck, he’s even worked with current Twins bench coach and former Rays coach Derek Shelton.Baldelli just might be the next manager of the Minnesota Twins.