ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JULY 15: Outfielder Darnell McDonald #54 of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by third base coach Tim Bogar #17 after his home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on July 15, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
According to Nick Cafardo, Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar is a front runner for the Houston managerial position along with Tampa Bay bench coach Dave Martinez:
TB bench coach Dave Martinez and Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar are front runners for Astros manager job according to a major league source.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) September 21, 2012
So there's that. It's no great surprise that Bogar is a finalist for the position since it was reportedly his managerial potential that had the Sox keep him on as third base coach for two awful years. Unfortunately, it seems now that there's a good chance he'll be trying to meet that potential outside of Boston.
If the Sox were to offer him the job in Boston, it seems unlikely that he would head out to Houston to take over a team with rather worse prospects both for the immediate and distant future, but of course that doesn't really seem to be on their agenda given the continued infatuation with John Farrell.