Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 9/23/13
Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Or "Farrell for Manager of the Year." Any way you look at it, the Red Sox have had an impressive season, and John Farrell has been the driving force behind the change. The Boston Herald names his decisiveness, honesty, and touch as main reasons for his success. He separated himself from Bobby Valentine in multiple ways, like his attention to detail and his ability to handle stressful situations. The Herald also notes that he put his players interests before his own, unlike Valentine. Valentine proved from day one that he did not have the respect of the players and that he didn't have control over the locker room, and Farrell is the exact opposite. Now for the on field results, which is a literal worst to first scenario. On Friday, the Red Sox clinched their first AL East title since 2007. Remember 2007? Yeah, that's what I thought. You can pinpoint any number of factors for the turnaround, from the stroke of genius that sent the vast majority of...
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