As one of baseball’s winningest organizations over the last half-dozen seasons, the Red Sox are at risk of losing some of their best people to other teams intent on replicating Boston’s success. To date, however, the Sox haven’t paid the price for their success.My first thought was "how bad must the Mariners' GM job be for Hoyer to not even want an interview?" But then I read that Hoyer is only 34 years-old. The examples of guys like Jon Daniels and Theo Epstein notwithstanding, he is still a baby by GM standards. Given that Theo may weep for the lack of worlds left to conquer before he turns 40, Hoyer may think that he may one day have the top job in Boston if he waits around long enough. I can't say I wouldn't think the same thing in his place.
In recent days, Red Sox assistant general manager Jed Hoyer was approached by the Seattle Mariners regarding their vacant general manager position. Hoyer, sources indicate, turned down a chance to interview for the position . . .
. . . The potential loss of personnel isn’t limited to the front office staff. Last fall, the Pittsburgh Pirates sought permission to talk to pitching coach John Farrell for their managerial vacancy. Farrell, like Hoyer this week, told the Pirates he wasn’t interested in the job and remained with the Sox. Bench coach Brad Mills and third base coach DeMarlo Hale could also draw interest as potential major league managers, particularly if the Sox continue to win, thus maintaining a high profile for staff members.
As for coaches, the money there isn't astounding, so it strikes me that job security is paramount for that kind of gig. Just ask Leo Mazonne. If I had to guess, I'd say that the odds of still being employed four years from now are much greater for someone who chooses to continue working under Terry Francona than someone who goes off to manage the Pirates or some similar club.