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John Farrell is here, and already the negative talk has begun. Pitching coaches make bad managers. He was part of the problem in the Sox decline after 07. His record in Toronto was 154-170. This is a big moment in Red Sox history. Their image right now is that of a laughingstock- three managers in three years, players and coaches undermining Tito and Bobby V, owners' meetings with players to complain,a GM whose image at times is a blank page. Almost none of the 46 men who have managed the team have been pitching coaches (we won't even mention Joe Kerrigan). and maybe that's not a good thing. Pitching is what the Sox have lacked in several near-miss seasons, notably 1949 and 1977. If we look at Farrell's stint as pitching coach between 07 and 10, we see lots of positive stats. Let's begin with the two most consistent hurlers of the Farrell era- Jon Lester and Josh Beckett. Beckett's four-year mark was 55-29. His ERA's were very good, except in an injury-pl...
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John Farrell has named his right-hand man.
On Friday, executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington and Farrell announced that Torey Lovullo has been named the team's bench coach.
Lovullo, who served as first base coach on Farrell’s staff in Toronto for the 2011-12 seasons, returns for his second stint in the Red Sox organization after managing...
In the least surprising move since John Farrell was named manager, Torey Lovullo has joined the Red Sox as bench coach, according to a joint announcement from Ben Cherington and John Farrell.
Lovullo of course was Farrell's first-base coach in Toronto, and before that was the Pawtucket manager, so he has long ties to this organization.
But did you know that he has a 1.167...
The Boston Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo as bench coach under new manager John Farrell.
The team made the announcement on Friday, six days after Farrell was named manager after the Red Sox went 69-93 in their only season under Bobby Valentine, who was fired the day after it ended.
Lovullo, 47 was Toronto's first base coach the past two seasons when Farrell managed the Blue...
John Farrell is in now back in Boston. The front office hopes that it has found the stability at manager that it has missed for the last 162 games of baseball. Farrell has now officially named Torey Lovullo as his bench coach, as expected and he will be naming his other coaches and staff member [...]
Casey Janssen doesn’t have a problem with the save rule, nor does he have much trouble earning saves. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander racked up 22 of them after being the handed the closer’s role in May. The 31-year-old former set-up man appeared in 62 games overall, logging a 2.54 ERA and 0.864 WHIP while walking just 1.6 batters per nine innings. He talked about his successful...
Roberto Alomar, currently a special assistant for the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has come out in support of his brother, Sandy Alomar Jr., being the next manager of the Jays, The Toronto Sun reports.
“”I hope it’s my brother,” Hall of Famer Robbie Alomar said Wednesday. We need someone who wants to put his heart and soul into his team. Someone who wants to be here.”...
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and new skipper John Farrell have completed their first act together in compiling a field staff for Farrell.
Today, they named Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo as Farrell's bench coach. Luvullo was the manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2010.
I had told Steve when Farrell was hired that I thought Lovullo...
New Red Sox skipper John Farrell will be bringing in one of his own to be Boston's bench coach next season.
According to ESPN.com, Tim Bogar said that he has been informed by the club that his services will not be retained in 2013.
The widespread belief is that Torey Lovullo, who spent two seasons as Farrell's first base coach in Toronto and managed Triple...
Alfredo Aceves' 2012 season began and ended miserably. With some controversial moments thrown in the middle, it's fair to wonder what his future holds.
It'd be easy to say the Red Sox should part ways with Aceves before taking the field in 2013, but the righty has at times proven he has good stuff. Red Sox manager John Farrell said during an interview...
While it's not exactly earth-shattering news, Andrew Bailey will likely be the Red Sox' closer in 2013.
John Farrell revealed such during a WEEI interview on Thursday. Bailey, of course, was expected to be Boston's closer after coming over from Oakland, but injuries sidelined him for a good portion of the 2012 season. The 28-year-old was then eased back...
A.B. When the Boston Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their 46th manager in the history of the franchise this week, I wasn’t thrilled. After all, it wasn’t going to take too much managerial talent to replace Bobby V. And while Farrell may be the safe choice to man the dugout, I’m sure there are still a lot of Sox fans out there who aren’t overly excited. If the Fenway...
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have claimed off waivers RHP Chad Beck from the Toronto
Blue Jays and catcher Ramon (Ali) Solis from the San Diego Padres.
The Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo as their new bench coach, he will be replacing Tim Bogar who announced he would not be back earlier in the week. Lovullo was new manager John Farrell's first base coach in Toronto and he previously was the manager of the PawSox.
The Red Sox sent Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays in exchange for John Farrell, but it appears that they discussed sending a key piece of their bullpen up north as well.
Compensation talks between the two teams for Farrell's services came down to either Aviles or Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey, according to ESPN's Buster Olney, although it's unclear how the two clubs ultimately...