After the Red Sox interviewed Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont today, they have their final five candidates. These include Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin, Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum, Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., Dodgers third base coach Torey Lovullo, and Lamont. Many reporters have indicated that Sveum (right) is the front-runner for the position, with Alomar not too far behind. However, reports have stated that Ben Cherington is "high on Sveum, and the rest of the interviewing process may just be a formality." Sveum was the Red Sox third base coach from 2004-2005, and was very bad, apparently-- I wouldn't know. My top candidates would be Mackanin and Alomar. I like Mackanin because he has stated that he is very into statistics, which could really help our club. Alomar would command respect from the players because he was a good player in his day, and he would also help the latino players. I look forward to the Red Sox naming their manager for 2012 and (hopefully) beyond.