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Prior to the Boston Red Sox deciding to fire manager Bobby Valentine after just one season, it had been widely speculated that they had their sights on Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell. As the poorly kept secret became official Saturday night, many in the media as well as fans see no issue with Farrell leaving Toronto to go to Boston. Several will sight Farrell’s relationship with Boston and the fact he was their pitching coach prior to 2011. And just because of that, there is no issue with John Farrell leaving.
MLB experts will start by citing that this happens fairly often. Ozzie Guillen left Chicago for Miami in a similar situation at the end of 2011. Theo Epstein left Boston for Chicago as well. Over recent history, managers such as Bruce Bochy and Art Howe have gone similar routes. Know what they all have in common? They all served a decent amount of time in their prior organizations. A case could also be made t
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John Farrell will be welcomed back to Boston and the Red Sox family on Tuesday.
The club announced Monday afternoon that Farrell will be introduced at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. The news conference will be held at the State Street Pavilion.
The Sox and Farrell came to an agreement over the weekend, which was announced...
It looks like the Red Sox have finally found their replacement for Bobby Valentine at manager. What did they give up to get him?
John Farrell is back and ready to take on the challenge that is the Boston Red Sox.
Farrell, who was hired by Boston after managing American League East rival Toronto for two seasons, will have a lot on his plate during his first year running the team. The most important duty, though, will be trying to fix a team that put together one of the worst seasons in franchise...
With the return of John Farrell officially scheduled for Tuesday at noon, the question can change from who will manager the Red Sox in 2012, to who will get the most out of Farrell's return to Boston?
After a season in which Boston had a team ERA of 4.70 and a team high of 11 wins by Clay Buchholz, the starting rotation and staff as a whole needs needs a lift...
The Boston Red Sox finally got their man. They were able to hire John Farrell as their new manager after giving the Toronto Blue Jays compensation so they would let him out of his deal a year early. A manager cannot make a lateral move and exit his contract without compensation so, in order to get Farrell, the Red Sox agreed to trade Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays.
Really? Aviles for...
As noted in yesterday’s piece, the Blue Jays’ John Farrell has emerged as a major frontrunner in the Red Sox’ manager search, even though his hiring would be the most complicated of the five candidates because of the compensation required to lure him out of Toronto. The two teams have been talking constantly over the [...]
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he was frustrated that news of former manager John Farrell taking the Boston Red Sox job was leaked to the media before it was official. Reports came out Saturday that the Red Sox hired Farrell, but it was not approved by the Major League Baseball commissioner's office until Sunday. "It probably didn't go as...
The Red Sox will hold a press conference at 12:00 PM today to introduce their new skipper, former Blue Jays manager and Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell, to members of the Boston Media. While Farrell is an obvious upgrade from the recently relieved Bobby Valentine, the position he finds himself in isn’t exactly enviable. While it’s up to Ben Cherington and management to put...
One of the main reasons the Red Sox pursued John Farrell to be their next manager was because of the connections Farrell had formed as Boston's pitching coach a couple of years ago.
Farrell worked closely with pitchers and other Red Sox players in his first stint in Boston. The team hopes Farrell will build on those relationships as he takes over in Boston this...
The Boston Red Sox have found their next manager as they have signed John Farrell to a multi-year deal, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. There's no word as to what type of compensation the Blue Jays will receive.
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The Boston Red Sox have hired John Farrell as their next manager.
9:30 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are set to introduce a new manager for the second time in as many years on Tuesday. And while the 2011 hire of Bobby Valentine came with plenty of uncertainty, the Red Sox certainly think they know what they're getting this time around.
The Sox will (re)introduce John Farrell on Tuesday afternoon, this time as the new manager of the...
ESPN has a story up today that might well get lost in the shuffle of the playoffs, John Farrell and the three-way trade, but could end up having some fairly significant ramifications. Shohei Otani is an 18 year old pitcher currently playing for his Japanese high school team and it seems he’s regarded highly enough to be seen as a first round pick in their amateur draft which takes...
The Red Sox have officially buttoned up the deal that brings John Farrell to Boston as the Red Sox' new manager.
Shortstop Mike Aviles will head to Toronto, and the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter in return, the Red Sox have announced. News of the deal first came out late Saturday night.
"I'm extremely excited to be returning to the...