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Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season.
For the first half of the season, Dustin Pedroia didn't meet his own expectations.
Heading into the All-Star break, the Red Sox second baseman was hitting .266, an aberration for one of the staples of the lineup. But his slump was also attributed to two separate thumb injuries that hindered his batting.
In May, Pedroia suffered a torn adductor in his right thumb and, two months later, he hyperextended the same thumb. The latter setback required Pedroia to endure a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
When he returned from the DL, Pedroia bounced back and lived up to his nickname, the Laser Show. Since his activation, he regained his power stroke by drilling nine home runs -- a noticeable spike since he only had six long balls at that point.Just when the nightmare season was inching toward its end, Pedroia suffered a broken ring finger with two games left. While he played through the...
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The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays on a deal that will make John Farrell the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. Farrell, who was the Red Sox pitching coach from 2006 to 2010, notched a 154-170 record during his 2 year stint as the Blue Jays manager.WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports that Mike Aviles will be sent to Toronto to complete the deal. The Red...
After trading for John Farrell to mange the Boston Red Sox in 2013, Ben Cherington now needs to start making some moves that have an even bigger, more direct impact on how this team wins games. Whether it be in the bullpen, left field or first base (or perhaps all three), the Red Sox need a couple new pieces in order to move on from the horrid 2012 season, and as a myriad of bad...
The Red Sox
are going along with their managerial search, quietly.
to last offseason -- when the team had candidates conduct interviews with
reporters -- the Red Sox front office has ushered the interviewees in and out
of the offices without much ado.
continue to evaluate all options, here's this week's mailbag.
What are the...
Mike Aviles is a part of the deal that has John Farrell becoming the next Red Sox manager, and the former Sox shortstop seems excited to be headed north of the border.
Aviles is going to the Blue Jays as compensation for Farrell, according to the team, and he took some time Sunday to thank everyone for his time in Boston.
Wanna thank #RedSoxNation for all the...
Two of the most prominent players on the Red Sox had nothing but good things to say about the hiring of John Farrell as the new manager on Sunday evening.
Jon Lester, who had a particulalrly rough 2012 season with Bobby Valentine is looking forward to 2013, and the familiarity Farrell brings to the Red Sox organization.
And David Ortiz understands the respect factor...
The Red Sox hired a familiar face to manage the 2013 team, but will their past pitching success return as well?
John Farrell will make his return to Boston as the new manager of the Red Sox.
In his previous stint in Beantown, Farrell served as the pitching coach under then manager Terry Francona from 2007-2011.
In his first year with the team, the Red Sox pitching...
The tenure of John Farrell as manager for the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be over. The manager has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for infielder Mike Aviles. Farrell has reached what has been termed thus far as a multi-year agreement.It was no secret that the Red Sox have coveted Farrell. He will take over a club which openly clashed with former manager Bobby Valentine.Farrell...
The Red Sox knew their priorities as the offseason approached. They needed to revamp whole portions of the organization, swapping out many pieces and filling in the holes where the team cleaned house in August.
Their list of ingredients for a successful mix included pitching, position players and coaches.
But the Red Sox weren't just gathering eggs, milk and...
HAVERHILL, Ma. - A new era has officially begun (again) on Yawkey Way for the Boston Red Sox. It was reported late last night and early this morning that the next manager of the Red Sox and the guy that will replace the very much maligned Bobby Valentine will in fact be the guy that [...]
After an abysmal 2012 season the Red Sox need to make a splash this winter, and they seem to be on the right track after hiring former pitching coach John Farrell to manage the team. Ever since Terry Francona left, a gaping hole was evident in the Sox’ clubhouse, and it’s hard to deny after watching the shenanigans leading to the disaster we witnessed. Bobby Valentine tried his...
Most Red Sox fans expected for their team to receive former All-Star first baseman Adam Lind along with manager John Farrell on Sunday but that wasn’t case as ESPNBoston.com Red Sox writer Gordon Edes quickly disputed it around 8:30 a.m. Instead, Toronto sent right handed relief pitcher David Carpenter to Boston. A 12th round draft [...]
Tim Bogar was a candidate for the Astros' managerial
But after interviewing for the job last month, the Astros
elected to hire Bo Porter away from the Nationals. Despite the decision,
Houston showed enough interest in the Red Sox bench coach to offer him the same
position with the organization.
That wasn't enough to entice Bogar. The 45-year-old --
The Red Sox have hired their former pitching coach John Farrell to manage the team. To complete the deal Boston had to send shortstop Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays as compensation. Farrell has signed a three year contract and the team will hold a press conference to announce the signing early next week.
The Boston Red Sox late Saturday reportedly hired away John Farrell from Toronto to be the BoSox's new manager, according to CSN New England. According to CSN's Sean McAdam, an announcement from the team will be forthcoming, and that Farrell reportedly will receive a three-year contract through the 2015 season. Compensation from the Red Sox to the Blue Jays is expected...